Department of Physiology and Biophysics

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics conducts programs of teaching and research in physiology and neuroscience that contribute to the training of medical practitioners and graduate level research scientists (M.A., M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.). The development of problem solving skills is a major emphasis. In addition, the Department provides instruction in physiology to dental, allied health pharmacy and graduate students.

The Department serves as a resource to the University and the larger community by providing research on basic science and health related problems. It teaches the fundamentals of research and endeavors to stimulate an appreciation for and use of the scientific method in its graduate training program. Individual scholarship of the faculty is encouraged. The discovery, preservation and communication of new knowledge are major objectives. The department also serves as a resource to the community by providing leadership in health related matters.

Werner M. Graf, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Tel: (202) 806-6330
Fax: (202) 806-4479


Larie S. Gray
Administrative Coordinator
Adams Bldg, Room 2420
(202) 806-6330