Welcome to the Department of Physiology and the improved and exciting new look to our web-site.

Physiology is the integrative study of cellular and whole-body function, and is the pivotal discipline linking other basic biomedical sciences on the one hand with experimental and clinical medicine on the other. We are a teaching- and research-intensive department focusing on advanced studies in cardiovascular physiology, cellular and systems neurophysiology, cellular and molecular physiology, endocrinology, fetal/neonatal physiology, membrane biophysics and transport physiology, renal physiology, respiratory physiology, vision, and the interfaces between these fields.

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Dr Greg Funk received the Tier 1 Basic Science Award for Excellence in Mentoring - CONGRATULATIONS Greg!


It's our 100th Anniversary in 2014!

We held our Centennial Dinner on May 29, 2014, and our Centennial Symposium on May 29th and 30th, 2014. Both were a great success!

Click here to see photos and video from these events.

Click here to see our Symposium event.

As the oldest department in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry the Department of Physiology will be celebrating its Centennial in 2014.

To start the celebration the department launched its book "One Hundred Years of Physiology 1914 - 2014" at the University Faculty Club on Friday, November 8, 2013.

If you would like more information about the event and the interesting story of our first Chair, Dr Heber H Moshier, who helped raise and organized the 11th Canadian Field Ambulance Battalion in WWI, part of the Canadian Army Medical Corps please follow the links below:


Graduate Student Research Day - Friday, March 14th at the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club - congratulations to all our students and post docs, a successful day was had by all. 

Our TGIF get together on Friday, May 16th was a resounding hit and thanks to everyone who shared our event!


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  1. Chair's Gold Medal in Physiology

    June 02 2014

    Congratulations to Ms. Shauna Reagan for winning the Chair's Gold Medal in Physiology, 2014

  2. Cathy Chan New Diabetic Diet

    January 20 2013

    A team of University of Alberta researchers say they are seeing strong health benefits from a special menu plan developed specifically for diabetics in Alberta.

  3. Working towards treatment for aortic aneurysms

    December 31 2012

    Zam Kassiri's lab is working towards treatment for aortic aneurysms.

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