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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. 


Researchers Identify Significant Differences in Tumor Characteristics Between Younger and Older Cancer Patients

December 7, 2021

Investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine have identified significant differences in the molecular characteristics of tumors from younger and older cancer patients across several...
Study Uncovers Mechanisms of Drug Side Effects

November 11, 2021

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered how drugs can affect various membrane-spanning proteins in addition to their intended target, potentially causing unwanted...
Antibody-Producing B Cells May be "Predestined" for their Fates

September 23, 2021

The master regulator behind the development of antibody-producing cells has been identified in a study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The findings provide new insight...