Physiology is the study of how the body works. Advances in knowledge usually come incrementally, sometimes with controversy, but with each generation building on what came before. Every once in a while a new idea or a new technology produced a dramatic leap forward. We will consider how current understanding of central aspects of respiration, digestion, kidney function, the sympathetic nervous system, and the pituitary gland developed through the years. In so doing, students will gain at least a rudimentary understanding of these topics of physiology.
GROUP LEADER: Dr. Moe Goodman is the retired founding Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology at UMass Medical School. Previously he served as Associate Professor of Physiology at Harvard Medical School where he received his PhD in Physiology in 1960. He has been teaching Physiology to medical, PhD and WISE students for six decades.
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