University of Maryland, Physiology Department

University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physiology 

 Physiologists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine integrate molecular, cellular and systems biology to discover how life works. Our department has especially strong traditions in cardiovascular-renal biology, neuroscience and reproductive biology.

Our graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty are working to unravel mysteries in:

  • signaling in heart and vascular smooth muscle
  • muscle contraction
  • cancer metastasis
  • ion channel function and biophysics
  • learning and memory
  • salt and water balance
  • synaptic transmission

We are helping to uncover the causes and mechanisms of human disease, including Alzheimer's, cancer, heart failure, hypertension, muscular dystrophy and depression.