Research in the Department spans the entire discipline of physiology, from the genetics of behavioral traits to the assessment of human performance. There are 19 research laboratories in the Department and each laboratory is directed by one member of the faculty. Use the menu of laboratory names at right, or the listings by faculty name below.
- Tanya Alderete - Diabetes and Obesity Research
- William Byrnes - Applied Exercise Science *
- Christopher DeSouza - Integrative Vascular Biology
- Marissa Ehringer - Genetics of Substance Abuse
- Roger Enoka - Neurophysiology of Movement
- Monika Fleshner - Stress Physiology
- Alena Grabowski - Applied Biomechanics
- Charles Hoeffer - Molecular Signaling of Neurological Disorders
- Monique LeBourgeois - Sleep and Development
- Christopher Link - Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration
- Christopher Lowry - Psychoneuroimmunology
- Mark Opp - Sleep and Inflammation *
- Douglas Seals - Integrative Physiology of Aging
- Jerry Stitzel - Molecular Neurogenetics
- Andrew Tan - Sensorimotor Recovery and Neuroplasticity
- Pei-San Tsai - Reproductive Endocrinology
- Kenneth Wright - Sleep and Chronobiology
Participating in Research
- Undergraduate students can participate in several ways, from becoming a subject (see below) to conducting research with or without academic credit. Consult the laboratory links above to find out the specific requirements for becoming an undergraduate researcher in each lab. See the undergraduate research page for more information about your academic options for getting involved with research.
- Volunteer research subjects are recruited from the general population as specific needs arise in studies of human subjects. Opportunities to become a research subject may be posted on the laboratory web pages; those that have used human subjects include: Diabetes and Obesity Research, Integrative Physiology of Aging, Integrative Vascular Biology, Neurophysiology of Movement, Sleep and Chronobiology, and Sleep and Development. Some opportunities are posted on the Buff Bulletin Board.
- Several laboratories in Integrative Physiology work with the Clinical Translational Research Center to facilitate studies using human subjects.
* No longer accepting new graduate students