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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 Create Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Multi-Omics Analytics Platforms for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

March 30, 2021

Two distinct diagnostic tests, a host/pathogen RNA sequencing platform, and spatially-resolved tissue mapping tools were created by a multidisciplinary team of Weill Cornell...
NIH Grant Launches Large-Scale Study to Track SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater

March 3, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, scientists are urgently investigating ways to detect signs of the SARS-CoV-2 virus before an outbreak emerges.
Researchers Simplify the Study of Gene-Environment Interactions

January 26, 2021

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University’s Ithaca campus have developed a new computational method for studying genetic and environmental interactions and how...


Apr 21, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm
RNA splicing in cancer