University of Toronto, Physiology Department

For over 125 years, the Department of Physiology has been at the forefront of innovation and the advancement of scientific discovery and medicine. Insulin was famously discovered within the department in 1921. We have also made notable contributions to research in the areas of neuroscience, cardiovascular science, reproduction and human development, and endocrinology throughout the department’s history. 

Today, our dedicated faculty and learners build on this rich history to blaze new trails. To name but a few, our researchers’ discoveries have recently made headlines in areas ranging from predicting diabetes to erasing traumatic memories to mitigating stroke.