Department of 
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Integrated Biomedical Medical Sciences (IBMS)
The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program is a dynamic, integrated, and multidisciplinary program comprised of seven disciplines across basic science and clinical departments. Students matriculating into the IBMS are given the opportunity to customize their educational experience and realize their unique interests and professional aspirations. 
Physiology & Pharmacology
Educational Programs 
The Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline encompasses the study of fundamental mechanisms of normal and disease function. Investigators seek to integrate information from molecular, cellular and organ/system levels to spur discoveries, which will lead to new and improved drug treatments for human and animal disease. Using sophisticated genetic and molecular tools, our scientists are unraveling the fundamental mechanisms that underlie tissue and cellular physiology, and how these processes are compromised in injury and disease. 

Physiological principles provide the strong foundation for Dentists to understand the healthy workings of the body, and how things go awry in disease. The department of physiology has assembled expert lecturers in the various physiological systems of the body to provide the Dental Physiology course (PHYS 5013) to first year UT Health Science Center Dental students.

The areas that are important for practice of dentistry and understanding your patient’s health are emphasized. These include seven sections:

Cell Physiology
Cardiovascular Physiology
Respiratory Physiology
Renal Acid/Base Physiology
Gastrointestinal Physiology
Summer Physiology Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
This ten week research program is designed for highly motivated college undergraduate students with a keen interest in research careers in biomedical science. The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology offers an exciting and diverse array of research areas, geared toward understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of human physiology. We seek to understand how these factors influence whole organism physiology using a number of novel model systems and cutting edge technologies.