UCSD Division of Physiology


The Section of Physiology is part of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, in the University of California, San Diego Department of Medicine, School of Medicine. Its chief teaching function is respiratory physiology for first year medical and second year pharmacy students. The Section also makes a major contribution to graduate teaching through the Biomedical Sciences and Bioengineering graduate programs. In addition, the Section has a substantial research program with excellent opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.​

John B West Distinguished Lecture

Monday, July 29
12:00-2:00 p.m.

MET Room 141 (Map)

Dr. Joe "Skip" G.N. Garcia, MD

University of Arizona
Title TBD 

The Section of Physiology of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine has established the John B. West Distinguished Lecture in Respiratory Physiology and Lung Disease series that would involve having four lectures per year (internationally renowned experts or physiologists and physician-scientists in the fields of basic, translational and clinical research associated with respiratory physiology and lung disease). The John B West Distinguished Lecture will be on Monday, July 29, 12:00-2:00 p.m. in MET 141. The inaugural lecturer is Dr Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, a world-renowned pulmonary physician-scientist from The University of Arizona.

Check the Seminar Schedule page later in the summer for the Fall 2019 seminar schedule. 

Recent Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Peter Wagner, MD, for being selected as the 2019 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Awardee!
Peter D Wagner, MD
The Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award honors a member of the American Physiological Society who is judged to have made outstanding contributions to physiological research and demonstrated dedication and commitment to excellence in training of young physiologists.

Recent Student Awards

​​Congratulations go out to undergraduate student Wanjun Gu in Dr Tatum Simonson's lab, who is a UCSD Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) award winner for Spring 2019. Congrats Wanjun!