Welcome to the Department of Physiology

The Department is centrally embedded in the Faculty of Medicine with strong links to hospital-based research institutes across Toronto. We also have close ties with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the allied Health Sciences.  Read more


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Graham Collingridge as the next Chair of Physiology effective May 1st, 2015.  Click here to read the formal announcement from Dean Catharine Whiteside.

HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU REALLY NEED? That depends: how old are you?

Dr. John PeeverDr. John Peever (Physiology cross-appointee) is one of the experts selected for the multidisciplinary panel that examined hundreds of studies to determine how much sleep people need at every stage of life. Click here for full story.    
(photo by Johnny Guatto)