Department News

Professor Peter Narins Featured in UCLA Newsroom: 2019 Association for Research in Otolaryngology Award of Merit

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Professor James Tidball Featured in the Washington Post

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April 26 2019
Megan Massa
Sex Differences in Novel Node of the Feeding Circuit
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May 4 2019
UCLA Botanical Garden
Bird LA Day @ UCLA: a sensory exploration of birds of the world
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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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