Department News

UCLA Dr. Edgerton featured in UCLA Newsroom

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Professor Rachelle Crosbie-Watson featured in UCLA Newsroom

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October 26 2018
Sarah London
Biological embedding of early life experience and its behavioral consequences
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October 26 2018
Dougla Arneson
Single Cell Dissection of Traumatic Brain Injury
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Faculty Spotlight

Patty Phelps

Research in my lab focuses on the molecules and cellular interactions that control neuronal migration in the developing spinal cord and axon regeneration following spinal cord injury.

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The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (formerly the Department of Physiological Science) is dedicated to explaining the function of complex biological systems, in cells, organs, and individuals. The recent rapid advances in molecular and cell biology and genetics, including the sequencing of numerous genomes, has provided an unprecedented opportunity to use this new information to understand how the genes interact to produce emergent phenotypes in complex systems. The research of our faculty spans many levels. We use approaches that range from RNA interference to ion channel electrophysiology to genetic intervention in behavior to mathematical modeling to robotics, all to make sense of sensory, motor, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems.

Educational Programs

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology offers the B.S. degree in Physiological Science, and contributes strongly to the Interdepartmental Undergraduate Program in
Neuroscience. The Department also offers a 2-year research-oriented M.S. program in Physiological Science. Ph.D. students in the Department come from a variety of interdepartmental programs, including, the Ph.D. Program in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, and the Interdepartment Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience.

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