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From Molecules to Complex Systems

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.

Meet our Faculty

Click here to access the directory and view the members of our department

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



Dr. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky awarded Brain Canada grant

Science from the Sharif Lab leads to creation of pain ointment

Dr. Leon Glass wins the McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement

Congratulations to the Sharif, Orlowski and Ferland labs on their recent publication in PAIN!

Congratulations to the Mandl Lab on their recent publication in Nature Immunology!

PhD student Stephanie Mouchbahani Constance awarded 2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Dr. Melissa Vollrath named to Faculty Honour List

Studying the immune response in bats to better understand COVID-19

McGill's physiology program ranked 18th place worldwide

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