Hello fellow Spartans! The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for us all, but it reinforces the importance of science and scientific discovery. Over the past 15 months, we have all experienced unanticipated changes in our lives. I hope that our family and friends have managed to stay healthy despite the many challenges that the pandemic has posed. I am proud of our students, staff and faculty for their resilience as well as adapting to unique and unpredictable changes in our education and research efforts.
Hello fellow Spartans! Changes continue to occur within the department—changes focused on improving our enduring reputation and increasing research strengths, and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
Greetings from the Department of Physiology. During the past year, there have been many changes in our faculty and support staff—always with a focus on improving our enduring reputation of research strengths and excellence in education. Our research portfolio continues to grow, based upon the excellent research programs of our faculty and their success in securing external funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense—even during the tough funding climate that we are currently experiencing.
This year’s newsletter features the outstanding research of several of our faculty members. One of our rising stars, Assistant Professor Brian Gulbransen, is working to improve the understanding of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders and ultimately identify potential treatments for them.
This past year has been a busy one in the department, with a wide array of changes as we continue to build upon our longstanding reputation of research strengths in physiology.
These are exciting times for the department. Over the next several years, although the faces of the department will change, the long-standing reputation of our research strengths will continue to grow.
Dr. Charles "Lee" Cox
BPS Building Rm 2201E