Discovery of Insulin

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Dedicated to understanding fundamental physiological processes and translating these to clinical care

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The Department

Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and administrative staff


Physiology is the study of how the body works in health and disease at all levels including molecular, genomic, proteomic, ionic, cellular, organ and whole organism.

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Physiology Programs

Committed to research, training and teaching
Post-Doctoral, Graduate and Undergraduate

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Dr. Graham Collingridge,


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.

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Macallam Lecture & FIP 2016

We are delighted to announce that  Professor Tim Bliss FRS, National Institute for Medical Research, UK, will present Physiology’s Macallum Lecture on Wednesday May 11th, 2016, 3pm in the MacLeod Auditorium.  Physiology’s Annual Research Day, Frontiers in Physiology (FIP) will be held the following day, Thursday May 12th.

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