UCSD Division of Physiology


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

Physiology Seminars

Wednesdays from 3:00- 4:00PM (** unless otherwise noted)
BRF2 Room 4103 (Map)

March 7

Esteban Moya, PhD

UCSD Dept of Medicine, Division of Physiology

Astrocyte-specific deletion of potassium channel Kir4.1 increases normoxic ventilation after acclimatization to chronic sustained hypoxia

Check the Seminar Schedule page for the quarterly schedule. 

Physiology Journal Club

3:00-4:00 PM the third Wednesday of every month as part of the Physiology Seminar series
BRF2 Room 4103. (Map)

March 21

Presented by Vincent Tedjasaputra, PhD

Check the Seminar Schedule page for the quarterly schedule.

Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen

Third Annual CPGLO Summit

April 20, 2018
La Jolla, CA 

Please visit the Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen (CPGLO) website for information about our upcoming meeting. 

About the UCSD School of Medicine

The UCSD Medical School is unusual in that there are almost no preclinical departments per se (an exception is the Department of Pharmacology). Specifically there is no department of physiology. One of the main advantages of this arrangement is that there are very close links between preclinical and clinical teaching. Faculty engaged in physiology can be found in several departments though most are in the Department of Medicine.