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Department of Physiology

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 Scott Thompson
Scott Thomspon, PhD
Director

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
  • hormone action
  • 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.


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Dr. Andrea Meredith’s Research is the Cover Story in The Physiologist Magazine

January 2020

Dr. Andrea Meredith on cover of The Physiologist Magazine

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An 'Astronomical' Gift: Blausteins Donate 1609 Kepler Book to Physiology

Summer 2018

Blausteins donate 1609 Kepler Book to HS/HSL

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Department of Physiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 West Baltimore Street, Room 5-007
Baltimore, M.D. 21201
Phone: 410-706-3652
Fax: 410-706-8341