About the Department
Research in Physiology at the University of Toronto has a long and illustrious history. The discovery of insulin by Banting and Best in the Department of Physiology prolonged and improved the lives of millions of people worldwide and led to the award of a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. Toronto became a world center for the study of insulin and diabetes. As a result, new technology, jobs, and industry were developed in Canada. The modern-day Department is larger and more diverse than ever before, and offers excellent research training opportunities. The collective expertise, the range of graduate courses available, and the importance attached to both research and teaching make study in the Department an exciting and rewarding experience. The city and University provide an excellent environment in which to live and learn. Previous graduates of the Physiology program hold important positions in the academic world, in medicine, other health sciences, and industry.