Welcome to the UCSF Department of Physiology

UCSF Department of Physiology discovers and promotes knowledge of how the human body functions through an understanding of cells, organs, and systems. The Department maintains a scientific community that fosters excellence in teaching and research, and will train the next generation of scientists through the efforts of faculty, students, and staff.


UCSF offers a rich variety of research opportunities in the biological sciences encompassing multiple different disciplines and departments.


The Administration supports a number of functions for the Department - Pre-Award to Post-Award Financial support, Human Resources, and Graduate Programs.


Department of Physiology faculty direct and/or participate in a number of leading research centers both on and off the UCSF campus.