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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Cardiac iPS Cells for Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery
October 27 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Joseph C. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.Simon H. Stertzer, MD Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and RadiologyDirector of the Stanford Cardiovascular InstituteStanford University
Development of Therapeutic Approaches for Tumors in NF1 Patients
November 3 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Raymond Mattingly, Ph.D.Professor and Chair of PharmacologyWayne State University
Virus-host interactions: remodeling of secretory and endosomal systems by human cytomegalovirus
December 8 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Phillip Pellett, Ph.D.Professor and Interim ChairDepartment of Immunology and MicrobiologyWayne State University
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Life in the Department


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)