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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

October 18, 2016

HPHY Graduate climbs her way into Science Journal

HPHY Alumni Lauren Earthman (’15) participated in an altitude effects study in Bolivia during her Freshman year. Results from that study have been featured in the international weekly science journal, Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Research.

Check out the full article here:

September 28, 2016

Seminar Series for Fall 2016 announced

The department hosts a yearlong seminar series that explores various topics from obesity, exercise science, bio-mechanics and other Human Physiology related topics.

Four guest speakers are slated every two weeks for the fall term visiting from around the country. This term the department is also having graduate student speakers present during the off weeks. Thurman Lockhart, PhD, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University will be the first guest speaker on Oct. 7th, presenting “Postural Stability and Falls in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patients”.

All seminars are free and will take place Fridays at 11 a.m. in McKenzie Hall Room 221.

Human physiology graduate students are required to attend, however the general public is also welcome.

The full schedule is available on our website.

August 23, 2016

PhD Candidate Matt Ely’s study gets a run on Runner’s World

Jog on over to and check out the featured article from HPHY PhD student Matt Ely. His study on Antihistamines and its effects on muscle soreness are reported after being published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Nice job Matt!

August 11, 2016

Check out these new features!

Human Physiology is excited to announce some new features on the website. Check out these new permanent sections on the website.

Main Menu: Department History This link gives you an inside look on how the department evolved throughout the years

Resources: In Vivo Alumni Newsletter Archive The alumni newsletter that ran from 2004-2007. Check out the archived issues

Resources: Now Hiring Open Positions This new link will be updated with all positions currently hiring within the department

June 8, 2016

New Singer research facility will blossom in Hayward Field expansion

Exciting news circulated around Human Physiology today when it was announced that Dr. Ken & Kenda Singer have provided a gift of $1.5 million dollars to establish a new research facility within the Hayward Field expansion project. More details can be found in the Around the O article and YouTube video below.

AroundtheO News Article