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corpions, snakes, insecticides and coffee: insights into the mechanisms of calcium-dependent arrhythmias
September 29 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Hector Valdivia, M.D., Ph.D., Frank N. Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Co-Director, Center for Arrhythmia ResearchUniversity of Michigan
Targeting mechanosingaling in inherited Muscular Dystrophies
October 6 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Daniel Michele, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative PhysiologyUniversity of Michigan
Mechanical properties of non-muscle myosin-2 filaments.
October 13 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
James Sellers, Ph.D. Chief-Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Academic Dean, NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars ProgramNational Institutes of Health
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The Physiology Department at the Wayne State University School of Medicine is dedicated to broadening our understanding of living systems at all levels.

From cardiovascular disease to endocrine signaling, and from cellular transport to invasive species, our research on living organisms is at the forefront of novel discoveries to protect human health.  Our research and teaching takes an integrated approach, with methods ranging from modern molecular genetics and biochemistry (nanotechnology and proteomics) to cutting-edge in vitro (isolated cell and organ function), and normal and pathologic in function in vivo (genetically modified animal models of human diseases). Our faculty and students use diverse experimental systems, including cultured cells, mouse, rat, rabbit, dog and fruit fly, as well as translational studies with human subjects. Departmental coursework and available thesis topics cover neural, pulmonary, cardiovascular, muscular, renal and reproductive biology, seeking to use a molecular mechanism-based systems biology approach to understand health and disease in the human body.  We offer broad training that prepares our students and postdocs for careers in academia, medicine or industry.

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Note from the Chair Scholarly Productivity Student Awards

Detroit Cardiovascular Training Program 
(An NIH predoctoral training program)