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Research

Welcome to the Department of Physiology & Biophysics

The theme of research and strength of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics is integration of knowledge obtained from research at the level of molecules, cells, and organs to understand functions of the body at the whole organism. The objective is to understand basic mechanisms and defects in these basic mechanism with the object of translating this information to diagnosis, therapies and prevention of clinical disorders. Researchers lead teams in translational research including drug discovery related to heart failure, hypertension, depression, cancer, and reproductive diseases.

Department Head: Jan Kitajewski, PhD, kitaj@uic.edu
Department Business Contact: Lea Smucker, kdougl1@uic.edu

Department News and Events

New Program: Master of Science in Medical Physiology
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is proud to announce the start of a new master’s program, the Master of Science in Medical Physiology. Pending approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in June 2016, the new master’s program will begin taking applications shortly thereafter. More information is avalable here

Dean Azar welcomes new Department Head, Jan Kitajewski, PhD
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Jan K. Kitajewski, PhD as Head of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago effective January 16, 2016. Dr. Kitajewski is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in understanding developmental, physiological and tumor angiogenesis.
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