Integrated Physiology Program

Integrated Physiology is a multidisciplinary PhD training program that prepares students for careers in biomedical research. Students in Integrated Physiology have opportunities to explore how cells, organ systems and organisms regulate complex physiological functions through integration of molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms. 

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October 2-6, 2023

The CU Anschutz Biomedical PhD Expo is a week-long virtual showcase of our basic and biomedical PhD programs. Programs will host individual information sessions and answer all of your questions about student life, research, admissions, and more!

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Sydney Coates
I am thankful for the breadth of research I was exposed to while in the IPHY Program, as it gave me a birds-eye view of physiology in addition to a focused education in reproductive physiology. I gained experience in both translational and clinical research that prepared me for a research career in a clinical setting.

Sydney Coates Lane, PhD; Graduated 2019
Maternal Health Scientist, Ferring Pharmaceuticals



Sucharov lab receives multiple funding awards

Dr. Sucharov was recently awarded funding through the CU ASPIRE program which is designed to support collaborative research groups with up to $100,000 per year for up to two years.

The Team led by Dr. Sucharov seeks to understand the effect of organ injury on heart mitochondrial and cardiac function, specifically investigating mitochondrial dysfunction as a central driver of cardiac dysfunction in models of direct cardiac injury as well as injury to remote organs.

This project will be conducted with expertise from multiple other IPHY faculty members, including Eva Nozik and Brian Stauffer.

Dr. Sucharov has also received Innovative Project Awards from the AHA to help support her research. Congratulations!


Lau lab receives Translational Research Scholars award

Dr. Lau was recently awarded funding through the Translational Research Scholars Program which fosters research among outstanding early career faculty, providing each scholar up to $300,000 for their research over a four-year period.

The Lau Lab uses proteomics and bioinformatics methods to study how the function of proteins is regulated by their spatial and temporal dynamics, and how the disruption of protein homeostasis contributes to aging and diseases. For this project, his team will pilot new single-cell technologies to study the underlying causes of cardiomyopathy.

Congratulations to Dr. Lau!