BIO 583 Physiology

Fundamentals of control processes governing physiological systems analyzed at the cellular and molecular level. Biological signal transduction and negative feedback control of metabolic processes. Examples from sensory, nervous, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems. Deviations that give rise to abnormal states; their detection, and the theory behind the imaging and diagnostic techniques such as MRI, PET, SPECT; and the design and development of therapeutic drugs. The principles, uses, and applications of biomaterials and tissue engineering techniques; and problems associated with biocompatibility. Students (or groups of students) are expected to write and present a term project.




((Grad Student) or (Junior or Senior and BIO 382))


Biological Sciences Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester