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Department of Physiology

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J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD
Interim Chair, 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.

In the News

Dr. Tom Blanpied Interviewed in January 2020 Issue of Neuron

Thomas Blanpied

January 22, 2020

In an interview with Neuron, Dr. Thomas Blanpied talks about why he became a neuroscientist, what inspires him to investigate protein organization at synapses, politicization being one of the biggest challenges for science, and why passion is important for driving science forward.

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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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Contact Us

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