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. 

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Dr. Sheila Nirenberg Named One of Crain’s Notable Women in Technology

July 30, 2019

Dr. Sheila Nirenberg, the Nanette Laitman Professor in Neurology and Neuroscience and a professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named one of...
Astronaut Twins Study Yields New Insights, Algorithms and Portable DNA Sequencing Tools

April 11, 2019

Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, especially to the immune system and DNA repair systems, according to research by Weill Cornell...
Form and Function

October 5, 2017

Dr. Michael LeVine, (PhD ’16), grew up in Taunton, Massachusetts, a city about 40 miles south of Boston. One of the oldest towns in the United States — founded in the 1630s —...