Faculty List

Professors Emeriti
U. Ackermann, PhD
H.L. Atwood, PhD, DSc, FRSC
P. Backx, PhD
A. Buchan, PhD
J.R.G. Challis, PhD, DSc, FIBiol, FRCOG, FRSC
M.P. Charlton, PhD
J. Dostrovsky, PhD
J. Duffin, PhD
P.E. Hallett, MD
A.A. Horner, PhD
H. Kwan, PhD
D.R. McLachlan, MD, FRCP(C)
K. Norwich, MD, PhD
M. Percy, PhD
C. Perumalla, PhD
M. Radomski, PhD
L. Schlichter, PhD
H. Sonnenberg, PhD
E. Stanley, PhD
A.M-F. Sun, PhD
V. Watt, PhD
J.M. Wojtowicz, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department
S. Heximer, PhD

G.H. Anderson, PhD
M. Balki, MD
C. Barr, PhD
C.E. Bear, PhD
J. Belik, MD, FRCP(C)
D. Belsham, PhD
S.-S. Bolz, MD, PhD
T.J. Brown, PhD
P.L. Brubaker, PhD
I. Caniggia, MD, PhD
P.L. Carlen, MD, FRCP(C)
G.L. Collingridge, FRS, FMedSci, FSB, FBPhS
J. Eubanks, PhD
Z.P. Feng, MD, PhD
J. Fisher, MD, FRCP(C)
M. Friedberg, MD
H.Y. Gaisano, MD
A. Giacca, MD
A. Gramolini, PhD
G. Hare, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
R.V. Harrison, BSc, PhD
S. Hill, PhD
R. Horner, PhD
M. Husain, MD, FRCP(C)
W. Hutchison, PhD
Z. Jia, PhD
T. Jin, MD, PhD
N. Jones, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
A. Klip, PhD
W.M. Kuebler, MD
T.K.T. Lam, PhD
R. Levitan, MD, FRCPC, MSc
G. Lewis, MBBCH, FRCP(C)
F. Liu, PhD
M. Liu, MD, MSc
S.J. Lye, BSc, PhD
S. G. Matthews, PhD
C.D. Mazer, MD, FRCP(C)
A. McGahan, PhD
J. Morrison, PhD
H. Ni, MD, PhD
B. Orser, MD, PhD
M. Palmert, MD, PhD
Z. Pausova, MD
J. Peever, PhD
A. Pierro, OBE, MD, FRCS(Eng.), FRCS(Ed), FAAP
M. Post, DVM, PhD
S. Prescott, MD, PhD
N.D. Rosenblum, MD
M.W. Salter, MD, PhD, FRSC
J.W. Scholey, MD, FRCP(C)
B.J. Sessle, MDS, PhD
F. Skinner, MA, Sc, PhD
S. Sugita, MA, PhD
H.S. Sun, MD, PhD
S. Thomas, PhD
D. Tweed, PhD
M. Tymianski, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
L.-Y. Wang, PhD
M. Wheeler, PhD
C. Wittnich, DVM, MSc
H. Zhang, MD, PhD
M. Zhen, PhD
M. Zhuo, PhD

Associate Professors
V. S. Chauhan, MD, FRCPC
D. Cherney, MD, PhD, FRCPC
K. Connelly, PhD, MBBS, FRACP
B. Cox, PhD
A. Dimitrijevic, PhD
C. Dos Santos, MD, FRCPC
P. Frankland, PhD
J. Gillis, PhD
M. Gollob, MD, FRCPC
S. Josselyn, PhD
A. Jurisicova, PhD
D. Kadis, PhD
E.K. Lambe, PhD
C. Librach, MD, FRCS(C)
J. Min, PhD
P.P. Monnier, PhD, MBA
D. Ng, PhD, MD, FRCP(C)
C. Nostro, PhD
I. Rogers, PhD
O. Shynlova, PhD
P. Subbarao, MD
N. Sweezey, MD

Assistant Professors
F. Billia, MD, PhD
M. De Pitta, PhD
N. Goldenberg, MD, PhD
E. Hay, PhD
Z. Ivakine, PhD
M. Lankarany, PhD
P. McGowan, PhD
C. O'Brien, MD, PhD
A. Ramsey, PhD
J.V. Rocheleau, PhD
S. Tripathy, PhD
B. Steinberg, MD, PhD, FRCPC
A. Velumian, PhD
A. Wheeler, PhD

Full Professor, Teaching Stream
M. French, PhD

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
N. Kee, PhD

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
H. Miliotis, PhD


Physiology is the study of living matter in action. It integrates physical and life science disciplines in order to understand body functions and the origins of disease. Beyond the study of control mechanisms, compensations, and cooperation among body molecules, cells, tissues and organs, the interaction between the body's external and internal environments is a key theme in Physiology. Most importantly, Physiology unifies the life sciences from molecule to organism, providing the link from genomics and molecular signaling pathways to behaviour and disease. Emerging fields for physiologists are the analysis of the functional implications of genomic sequence variation, developmental factors leading to chronic illness, and novel approaches for regenerative medicine.

Biological function -- of molecules, cells, and organs -- is at the heart of Physiology, and this knowledge is fundamental to the life sciences in general. Accordingly, Physiology provides an excellent and often necessary background for subsequent training in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical or Occupational Therapy, and other health-related professions. It is also excellent preparation for graduate work in Physiology and related areas; or for the teaching of Biological Science in secondary schools. Physiologists are needed in hospitals and departments of medicine as teachers and research personnel. Other outlets would be in agriculture and veterinary medicine, in military research establishments and in life science-based industry. The development of air and space travel, the exploration of the continental shelf, the development of Northern regions, and increased emphasis on exercise and fitness, all provide business and research opportunities for the person trained in Physiology.

Physiology at the research level covers a variety of specialties (e.g., Endocrinology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Respiratory Physiology, Reproductive Physiology, Sensory Physiology), each with a wide variety of technical and analytical methods. More information is available on the departmental website (

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