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Department of Physiology

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 Scott Thompson
Scott Thomspon, PhD
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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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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