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Welcome to Physiology!

Our goal is to understand how physiological systems encode, transmit, and act upon information from the level of single molecules to integrated systems of the cell, organ and organism –as they must in order to ensure human health. We meet this challenge through educating the next generation of flexible and critical thinkers; through development of cutting edge optical, electronic, molecular, genetic and mathematical tools; and through our research into information exchange between our body’s systems. Existing faculty expertise currently spans not only the contemporary fields of physiology but also emerging multidisciplinary areas that incorporate optogenetics, advanced bioimaging, biomathematics, computational modeling and artificial intelligence. We invite you to join our team, take up our arsenal of modern tools, and deepen your understanding of the dynamics of living systems.

What can I do with a degree in Physiology?

Consult our pamphlet for helpful information.

Our Student Associations

PULS  is our Undergraduate League of Students, and GAP, our Graduate Association of Physiology.

Research Spotlight - In the News

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours: A Discovery opens the door to new treatments for a rare disease

McGill Physiology Tweets


Congratulations to the Prager-Khoutorsky Lab on publishing their first paper!


Click here to view our 2018/2019 Graduate Student Award winners


Dr. Alvin Shrier receives the 2019 Safety Ambassador Award


Physiology graduate student Alexander Kiepas wins award at 2019 CSHRF meeting


MP David Graham visits the Department of Physiology


Dr. Leon Glass receives the 2018 CAIMS Research Prize

New Graduate Entrance Fellowships: Max and Jane Childress Fellowship in Physiology and Richard I Birks for more info click here https://mcgill.ca/physiology/graduate-studies/financial-other-assistance

Kudos to Professor Gergely Lukacs for receiving the 2017 Paul di Sant’Agnese Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award at the North American CF conference in November 2017.