Rush University - Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology

Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology

Members of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology are engaged in scientific research and teaching activities. The Department contributes to the teaching of medical students within Rush Medical College as well as students in the School of Nursing. In addition, the Department offers graduate studies leading to the Ph.D. degree in physiology. 

Message from the Chairman, Michael Fill

Research Activities
The Department has many labs interested in cell membranes and channels. 

Research Projects: Faculty, Postdoc, and Student

Section of Cellular Signaling

Graduate Studies
The program leading to the Ph.D. provides training in quantitative areas of modern physiology and biophysics for those interested in pursuing a career in research. Programs of study are individualized, and most training occurs in the research laboratories of faculty members. Courses can also be taken in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois, Chicago as the two departments have a joint training program. Questions regarding the Ph.D. program should be directed to Drs. Fredric Cohen: and Dirk Gillespie:

For information on current research projects and graduate program.  View the Research and Graduate Program Brochure

Seminar Series
The Department holds a regular seminar schedule of invited speakers from outside the institution, as well as researchers from Rush University. Please call the Department for additional information. Our seminar coordinator is Dr. Kathrin Banach:

Current Seminar Schedule   and   Future Seminars

Faculty Members, Postdoctoral Personnel, and Graduate Students

Office Personnel

Technical Employees

Physiology Department Pictures

Departmental Contact Information
The core of the Department is located on the 12th floor of the Jelke Southcenter (JS) Building.
1750 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3824, U.S.A.
Telephone: 312-942-6454     Fax: 312-942-8711

Directions to Rush  and  Rush University Medical Center Campus Map

Correspondence regarding our departmental web site should be sent to Drs. Thomas DeCoursey: and John Tang:

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