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, Dec 2, **4:00 pm
ECOB 1st Floor Conf Room (Map)

Ayako Makino, PhD

UCSD Department of Medicine​, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Coronary Microvascular Disease in Diabetes: Role of Gap Junction Intracellular Communication

Monday, Dec 9, 3:00 pm
BRF Room 5A03 (Map)

Joan Heller Brown, PhD

UCSD Department of Pharmacology
Igniting the Flame of Inflammation through Cardiomyocyte CaMKII and Inflammasome Activation

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. 

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 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!