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. 


Cancer Grand Challenges Funding Awarded to Study Cancer Inequity

March 6, 2024

Weill Cornell Medicine is part of an international team that has been awarded funding of up to $25 million over five years by Cancer Grand Challenges to study the causes of cancer...
Elusive Cell Membrane Transporter Gives Up Key Secrets

February 15, 2024

The molecular workings of a family of important but hard-to-study proteins called CLCs have been illuminated as never before in a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell...
Dr. Chenxu Zhu Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

October 2, 2023

Dr. Chenxu Zhu, an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and a core faculty member of the New York Genome Center, has been awarded the ...


Apr 24, 2024
4:00pm to 7:00pm
RNA modifications at the virus-host interface