The Physiology Program is one of the premier physiology programs in the nation. Here, students will study the biology of life, researching how the body functions and adapts in health and in disease. Students in the Department of Physiology gain a solid education in facts, concepts, and trends in this field, and are supported by extramural funding and multiple national awards and honors.

Our faculty are internationally recognized, and provide graduate students with the didactic training, problem solving, communication, and professional skills necessary to become future leaders in research and education.

Our research addresses diseases leading to significant human morbidity and mortality including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and stroke. Physiology research is particularly strong in cardiovascular, renal, metabolic, and mitochondrial, cellular and neurophysiology areas.

Your skills will be developed through state-of-the-art translational laboratory research in a broad spectrum of experimental systems from molecules to whole body physiology and pathophysiology.

You will be trained as independent, creative, and productive scholars, and prepared for successful multifaceted careers in academia, non-profit organizations, government, industry and beyond.

Our environment is collaborative, innovative, supportive, and intellectually stimulating!

Application & Admission Contact

Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School

Julie Cook
Assistant Director for Graduate School Admissions

(706) 721-9516

Program Director

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Daria Ilatovskaya

"Physiology is at the forefront of answering any and every question facing us along the journey to understand health and disease. Physiology Faculty collegially guide and support our trainees to ensure their success - we offer a very collaborative scientific environment, and plenty of opportunities for professional service and career growth. Join us and see for yourself!"

Program Contacts

Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD
Program Director

Cathy Davidson 
Program Administrator
(706) 721-7739

Student Ambassadors

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Katie Ann Fopiano

"I chose the Biomedical Sciences program here because of the collaborative nature and the overall environment of the program. I could tell from my first day here that they want to encourage and teach their students and that they truly care about each one, which as a whole helps students to succeed in their chosen career goals."

- Katie Ann Fopiano

Desmond Moronge

"My program is just the right size for what I need. I never feel overwhelmed or deficient. It is just perfectly sized to ensure very close contact with professors and any facilities."

- Desmond Moronge

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at Augusta University facilitates ground-breaking research and ensures outstanding education. We create an environment that embraces and empowers the next generation of scholars and investigators, supports faculty and staff, and fosters meaningful relationships and collaborations among students across our programs and colleges.

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