Physiology Program

Physiology
Address: 3709 NRB
           750 East Adams Street
           Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4413
Email:leottan@upstate.edu

The graduate program in Physiology is designed for students interested in the integrated function of living systems.

Since a number of the Physiology faculty hold primary appointments in clinical departments, the Physiology program is an ideal vehicle for students looking to apply basic science research techniques to clinically relevant biomedical problems such as bone tumors, diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney disease and lung disease.

Experimental approaches range from studies on whole animals and isolated tissues to studies of cellular and molecular events. Scientific inquiry may include the complex interactions of systems in the whole individual, the orchestration of processes integrating organ and cell function, and/or the integration of molecular events within individual cells.

image of Reelin-sigaling deficient mutant compared to control littermate The Eric Olson Lab, in collaboration with the Howell Laboratory, has found that the secreted ligand Reelin promotes both orientation and dendritogenesis of neurons during early cortical development. This response occurs within 4 hr of Reelin application we are exploring the role of additional signaling systems that coordinate the positioning and integration of immature neurons within a forming cortical circuit. In this slide: Aberrant cellular orientation and dendritic growth in Reelin–sigaling deficient mutant compared to control littermate.