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From Molecules to Complex Systems

Welcome to Physiology! Our goal is to understand how physiological systems encode, transmit, and act upon information from the level of single molecules to integrated systems of the cell, organ and organism –as they must in order to ensure human health. We meet this challenge through educating the next generation of flexible and critical thinkers; through development of cutting edge optical, electronic, molecular, genetic and mathematical tools; and through our research into information exchange between our body’s systems. Existing faculty expertise currently spans not only the contemporary fields of physiology but also emerging multidisciplinary areas that incorporate optogenetics, advanced bioimaging, biomathematics, computational modeling and artificial intelligence. We invite you to join our team, take up our arsenal of modern tools, and deepen your understanding of the dynamics of living systems.

Meet our Faculty

Click here to access the directory and view the members of our department

Our Student Associations

PULS  is our Undergraduate League of Students, and GAP, our Graduate Association of Physiology.

Research Spotlight - In the News

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours: A Discovery opens the door to new treatments for a rare disease



Dr. Melissa Vollrath named to Faculty Honour List

Studying the immune response in bats to better understand COVID-19

McGill's physiology program ranked 18th place worldwide

PhD student Stephanie Mouchbahani Constance to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Dr. Reza Sharif interviewed on CBC Radio-Canada

Congratulations to the Sharif Lab on publishing their paper in the prestigious journal Cell!

Graduate student Alexander Kiepas interviewed by the Journal of Cell Science

Congratulations to the Prager-Khoutorsky Lab on publishing their first paper!

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