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.​

Physiology Seminars

Monday, Jan 27, 3:00 pm
BRF Room 5A03 (Map)

The Effects of E-Cigarettes on Mice Heart Rate and Lung Physiology

John Shin

Student researcher from the lab of Laura Crotty-Alexander, MD

Physiology seminars are held on Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm (**unless otherwise noted). 
Check the 
Seminar Schedule page for the full Fall 2019 seminar schedule. 

John B West Lecture Series

Monday, Feb 3, 3:00 pm
ECOB 1st Floor Conference Room (Map)

Hypoxia, Exercise and the Brain: Insight from Elite Free Divers and High Altitude Native Populations

Philip Ainslie, Ph

Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia - Canada

The John B. West Distinguished Lectureship was established in 2019 by the Section of Physiology of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine to honor the Master of Respiratory Physiology, Dr. J.B. West at the University of California, San Diego.

Recent Student Awards

​​Congratulations go out to undergraduate student Namphuong Nguyen in Dr Leonardo Nogueira's lab, who is a UCSD Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) award winner for Fall 2019. Congrats Namphuong!