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Engaging In Innovative Biomedical Research, Educating the Next Generation


Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology (PSP). Our goal is to advance the fields of basic and applied physiology and pharmacology by engaging in innovative biomedical research. We provide our students with a challenging and supportive environment to pursue academic and professional careers in the biomedical sciences.

Physiologists and pharmacologists alike are curious about the ability of molecules to contribute to cell function, the ability of cells to contribute to tissue function, the ability of tissues to affect organismal function, and ultimately the effects that therapeutic agents have on these systems. Physiology is the science that integrates simple mechanisms into complex systems, and pharmacology uses this knowledge to support the development of the next generation of therapeutic agents.

We enjoyed Dr. Hund's visit!

Hund, ThomasLR
Sept. 12, 2023 - Dr. Thomas J. Hund, PhD (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Hund OSU page, Google Scholar) presented "Novel pathways for regulation of cardiac electrical and mechanical function" in our "Distinguished Lecture in Pharmacology and Systems Physiology" series.

Meet the new Special Masters in Physiology students!

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August 29, 2023 - Front Row left: Suchita Kumar, Claire Timon, Arielle Francis, Suhaib Abudulwahed, Tommy Scandura, Hieu Liem Nguyen, Nisha Suresh, Justin Russ Rejesus, Shelby Mecklenborg Middle Row Left: Fatima Verdi, Aleen Voskanian, Jonathan Feds, Micah Goldson, Minhyuk Lee, Cameron Brittain, Katherine McKenna, Sabrina Tsoi, Back Row left: Lillian O'Donnell, Seth Short, Amitesh Guraya, Pranav Gunturu, Nicholas Janes-Maye, Pranav Narayanan, Ayden Bennett, Estiphanos Wodajo Not Shown: Logan Miller.

Meet the new Pharmacology Masters students!


August 29, 2023 - Back L to R: Cleopatria Steward, Miles Cornwell, Nicklaus Glueckert. Front L to R: Mary Sabourin, Malasha Dalal, Elijah Poston. Not shown: Zhanghe Chen.

Welcome to the 2023-2024 PSP Integrated PhD Students!!

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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0575