Skip to Content

Welcome to the Department of Human Physiology

by Li-Shan Chou, Department Head

On behalf of the faculty and students of the Department of Human Physiology, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our department is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. (more…)

Featured News

July 6, 2015

Dr. Lovering in AroundtheO for featured work

The news for the UO community “Around the O” recently featured information about Dr. Andy Lovering’s research study that was recently published in the May Journal of Applied Physiology on AltitudeOmics and the effects of a condition known as patent foramen ovale in a high-altitude Bolivian setting.

Check out the entire article and links to the study here:


June 11, 2015

HPHY Graduate Profile Featured in Around the O

Congratulations to graduate Jonathan Friedman whose profile has been featured in Around the O, the University’s online news site. See the link for the full article and a video interview.

June 4, 2015

Dr. Li-Shan Chou’s research featured in American College of Sports Medicine Bulletin

Congratulations to Dr. Chou whose research on concussions has been featured in the Sports Medicine Bulletin, a resource from ACSM. Click the link to check out the full article.

ACSM Sports Medicine Bulletin

May 20, 2015

Anita Christie featured in the Spring 2015 Cascade Magazine

Human Physiology Associate Professor Anita Christie’s research on muscle fatigue in both young & older adults has been featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Cascade Magazine, the alumni magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the full article here: Spring 2015 Cascade Magazine

May 15, 2015

HPHY Undergrads shine at Undergraduate Symposium

Each year through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the UO Libraries recognizes undergraduates who produce high-quality research projects using the library’s extensive resources and services. This year, 13 Human Physiology majors were selected. Click the link to view pictures from the event and information on the individual abstracts presented.

2015 Undergrad Symposium

The competition is funded by the Milton C. and Barbara B. Sparks and Jon and Lisa Stine endowments, as well as gifts from Walter and Gretchen Barger. Recipients were also awarded up to $1500 in prizes.