The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology was established in July of 2013 through the merging of the Department of Physiology and the Department of Pathophysiology. The department has over 30 faculty members and teaching staffs, and more than 40 graduate students.
For over 60 years, the department focuses on a commitment to excellence of the teaching and training of medical students and researchers. The department offers both physiology and pathophysiology courses to undergraduate students who major in clinical medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, nursing, biotechnology etc. Students have the opportunities to learn from the excellent scholars in the fields of physiology and pathophysiology, not only in the classroom but also in the laboratory. The department has received prestigious teaching awards from the national and local governments. Another important mission of the department is to teach and train graduate students of both the Master’s and doctoral degrees. The goal of the graduate training program is to familiarize students with experimental approaches and techniques of physiology, pathophysiology, molecular biology, and cell biology. The graduate students completing the training program have acquired fundamental knowledge of physiology and Pathophysiology, in-depth knowledge of their dissertation research area, the ability to design, conduct, and analyze scientific research, the ability to publish scientific papers, and the skills of communications. The training program will eventually provide a sound basis for successful scientific careers in academia and industry.
Research of the department is strong in the areas of physiology and pathophysiology. Nationally and internationally renowned investigators provide laboratory with research opportunities that use state-of-the-art techniques to study the fundamental knowledge of human physiology and the pathogenesis of various human diseases. Faculty of laboratories are organized to engaged in three departmental research programs: cardiovascular, neural, and metabolic physiology and pathophysiology. Each laboratory is headed by an independent faculty member pursuing his or her own research interests in collaboration with other faculty members and graduate students in the department.
The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology is housed in the Main Building (the 9th and 10th floors). The faculty of laboratories are working on the 10th floor and are well equipped with various scientific instruments for physiological and molecular biological studies, and are supplemented by a tissue culture room, a shared equipment room, a microscopy room, and a animal care facility.
The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology is committed to provide an excellent teaching environment for undergraduate and graduate students as well as an outstanding research service to investigators and graduate students for their cutting-edge research. The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology is an exciting place for medical teaching, training, and research. We welcome students and investigators to join us.