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Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Field Description

The study of physiology covers a broad range of investigations under the umbrella of "how living organisms function". The Field of Molecular and Integrative Physiology (MIP) offers a comprehensive program of study and research opportunities emphasizing training in molecular/genomic aspects of cell, organ and whole animal physiology, with an emphasis on physiological genomics. The program of study provides an outstanding foundation in physiological mechanisms at the cellular, tissue, organ and whole animal level, and how these mechanisms interface with molecular and genetic aspects. As a member of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Graduate Program (BBS), MIP is part of a vibrant graduate community in the Veterinary College.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/bbs
Email: bbscornell@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 253-3276

College of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Graduate Education
S3-009 Schurman Hall, Box 38
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Physiology

  • behavioral physiology
  • cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
  • endocrinology
  • environmental and comparative physiology
  • gastrointestinal and metabolic physiology
  • membrane and epithelial physiology
  • molecular and cellular physiology
  • neural and sensory physiology
  • physiological genomics
  • reproductive physiology

Faculty

Concentrations: Physiology: behavioral physiology; endocrinology; reproductive physiology
Carolyn E. Adler - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: regeneration, stem cell biology, tissue homeostasis, transcriptional regulation of cell differentiation
Concentrations: Physiology: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; neural and sensory physiology Research Interests: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics; reproductive physiology Research Interests: placental development; fetal-maternal signalling; genomic imprinting; pregnancy immunology
Concentrations: Physiology: environmental and comparative physiology; membrane and epithelial physiology Research Interests: cellular transport mechanisms and electrolyte regulation; NaCl secretion in renal tubules
Adam Boyko - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: physiological genomics Research Interests: Genetics of domestication and rapid adaptation, canine genomics, evolutionary and population genetics, bioinformatics
W Ron Butler - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: reproductive physiology - gonadotropins and ovarian function; reproduction/nutrition interactions
Paula Cohen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: physiological genomics; reproductive physiology Research Interests: etiology of spontaneous birth defects in mammals; mechanisms of meiotic recombination; DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; ovarian development
Scott A. Coonrod - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; the role that novel, highly abundant and egg-restricted molecules play in epigenetic reprogramming during the egg-to-embryo transition; mechanisms by which specific histone modifications are dynamically regulated during hormone-dependent gene transcription in breast cancer cells
Bethany Cummings - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; gastrointestinal and metabolic physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis and treatment; Development and study of rodent models of bariatric surgery
Robin Dando - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: behavioral physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; neural and sensory physiology; physiological genomics Research Interests: Neurotransmitter interactions and signaling events which occur within the taste system. My lab uses state of the art physiological, genomic and behavioral techniques to elucidate the nature of how and why we taste.
Robin Davisson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; neural and sensory physiology; physiological genomics; reproductive physiology Research Interests: molecular mechanisms determining normal cardiovascular function and pathogenesis of certain cardiovascular diseases; central neural control of blood pressure and autonomic function; molecular determinants of cardiac disease; molecular pathophysiology of preeclampsia
Scott D. Emr - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: regulation of cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways by phosphoinositide kinases; protein kinases; ubiquitin modifications; vesicle-mediated transport reactions
Concentrations: Physiology: membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: cell physiology; calcium and cell activation
Concentrations: Physiology: membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: reproductive physiology; ovarian function
Concentrations: Physiology: membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics Research Interests: developmental biology in mice and flies; genetics of development mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology
Concentrations: Physiology: neural and sensory physiology
Concentrations: Physiology: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology Research Interests: respiration, hypoxea, and pulmonary circulation; anesthesiology
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; neural and sensory physiology
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; environmental and comparative physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: endocrinology; reproductive physiology
Concentrations: Physiology: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; molecular and cellular physiology
Natasza Kurpios - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: Study of signaling pathways that direct organogenesis of vertebrates to determine distinct cellular behaviors and cell shape during development
Concentrations: Physiology: gastrointestinal and metabolic physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: regulation of innate immune receptors such as Toll-like receptors (TLRs); role of TLRs in autoimmunity, initiation of inflammatory responses to microbial infection, development of molecular and cellular, as well as whole animal models to study the biology of TLRs
Sergiy Libert - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: behavioral physiology; endocrinology; environmental and comparative physiology; gastrointestinal and metabolic physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; neural and sensory physiology Research Interests: Mice; molecular biology of aging, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism
David Ming Lin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; neural and sensory physiology Research Interests: axon guidance and target formation during the development of the mouse olfactory system, using genetic, in vitro, and genomic approaches
Ellis Roger Loew - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: environmental and comparative physiology; membrane and epithelial physiology; neural and sensory physiology Research Interests: physiology of vision; sensory biophysics; sensory ecology and nutritional ophthalmology
Marla E. Lujan - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: nutritional regulations of female reproduction
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: developmental biology; genetics; reproductive biology
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems
Linda M Nowak - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; neural and sensory physiology Research Interests: membrane biophysics; molecular biology of glutamate receptors; cellular neurophysiology; pharmacology of synaptic transmission
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; gastrointestinal and metabolic physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: calcium metabolism and bone health; control of maternal/fetal nutrient; partitioning and cellular mineral transport; micronutrient status in international settings; development of mass spectrometric methodology; pediatric bone health; pregnancy and mineral metabolism in adolescents
Ned J. Place - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: behavioral physiology; endocrinology; environmental and comparative physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort, sexual differentiation
Shu-Bing Qian - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics Research Interests: Translational regulation of gene expression in stress response, cancer, diabetes, and aging.
Susan Mary Quirk - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: reproductive physiology Research Interests: reproductive physiology; focus on molecular and cellular aspects of ovarian function
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: reproductive physiology; endocrinology; molecular and cellular physiology
Concentrations: Physiology: neural and sensory physiology Research Interests: advanced optical techniques used to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems with the goal of developing microscopic scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics; reproductive physiology Research Interests: molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics; reproductive physiology; mouse enetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gometogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome
Vimal Selvaraj - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; molecular and cellular physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: Mammalian reproductive physiology; stem cells; technologies for wildlife conservation
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: signalling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell
Concentrations: Physiology: endocrinology; membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology Research Interests: signal transduction and second messengers involved in the control of insulin release; intestinal ion and water transport
Concentrations: Physiology: membrane and epithelial physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; reproductive physiology Research Interests: biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft subdomains in sperm; conservation applications of germ cell reproductive technologies
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics Research Interests: genomic maintenance mechanisms; cell cycle checkpoints; molecular responses to genomic stress; mouse models of genomic instability
Concentrations: Physiology: molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics; reproductive physiology Research Interests: molecular and genetic mechanisms of reproductive processes