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Integrated Physiology

About the Program

Director: Jim McManaman PhD

The study of physiology is at the core of modern biomedical research, which more than ever relies on integrating fundamental concepts of whole animal and organ physiology with sophisticated molecular and cellular approaches to investigate important questions related to human disease.  The faculty of the Integrated Physiology Program is an exceptional group of creative research scientists and dedicated teachers, whose studies embrace both basic cellular and physiological processes, including seminal work on muscle physiology, renal and cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and disorders of nutrition, pregnancy and reproduction. 

Integrated Physiology faculty and students are united in the goal of improving human health through mechanistic research in areas of cellular physiology, endocrine systems and metabolism, reproductive science, and vascular biology.  With a faculty composed of both basic and clinical research scientists, our program offers students opportunities to learn about how to target basic research to clinically important problems and to develop translational research projects. Graduates from our research programs have careers in academic and private research institutes, industry, and government laboratories. 

Integrated Physiology training faculty are drawn from 11 different departments.

All training faculty maintain up-to-date research laboratories located on the Anschutz Medical  


Anschutz Medical Campus investigators receive over $400M in research awards per year

Integrated Physiology students have opportunities to receive translational research training

   through the Colorado Clinical Translational Institute


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