Physiology and Biophysics

The Physiology and Biophysics Department seeks to explain the functions of the human body’s building blocks: cells, tissues and organs. Faculty focuses on several areas of research, such as uncovering receptors that make cell function and intercellular communication possible in the brain and throughout the body. The department’s graduate program prepares students in some of the most advanced modes of biomedical research through specialized courses and seminars. 


Dr. Ekta Khurana Receives Grant to Study Prostate Cancer Evolution

March 22, 2023

Dr. Ekta Khurana, an associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a 3-year, $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of...
Weill Cornell Medicine Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

January 31, 2023

Two Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members, Dr. David Lyden and Dr. Harel Weinstein have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Bacterium on International Space Station Developing Drug Resistance

December 12, 2022

Acinetobacter pittii (A. pittii), a type of bacteria, is evolving to become more resistant to antibiotics and is finding ways to survive in the harsh environment of the...