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Division of Physiology

The Division of Physiology is part of the Basic Sciences in the School of Medicine. The Department has responsibility for teaching a variety of courses in physiology to students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, and Allied Health Professions, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University.

Research Strengths
The Division of Physiology at Loma Linda University provides unique research training opportunities in the biomedical sciences for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Areas of research excellence that are supported by nationally competitive extramural funding include perinatal biology, health disparities, neurosciences, cardiovascular science, and cancer biology. The directors of the Center for Perinatal Biology and Center for Health Disparities are faculty members in the Department and serve as principal investigators for major NIH funded program projects.

Graduate Programs
The Division of Physiology provides an exceptional creative scientific learning environment with many experienced mentors. Academic excellence is promoted in a diverse, supportive, and collaborative spirit that includes postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and technical supporting staffs. A research oriented graduate curriculum leading to the PhD degree is designed to provide graduate students with the information and tools needed to succeed as independent lifelong learners and investigators.