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. 


New Research Shows How Cancer Rewires a Key Immune Pathway To Spread

August 23, 2023

A study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine discovered a new relationship between cancer cells and the immune system, and shows...
Tumor Metabolism Atlas Offers a New Way to Discover Cancer Mechanisms

June 29, 2023

An atlas that catalogues gene activity and the levels of small molecules called metabolites in tumor samples offers a new way of identifying the deep mechanisms of cancer,...
How the Ancient Messengers cAMP and cGMP Deliver Their Messages

May 9, 2023

Two highly similar molecules with essential, but often contrasting, signaling roles in most life forms exert their distinct effects through subtle differences in their bindings to...