Robert M. Lust, Chair, 6N-98 Brody Medical Sciences Building
Physiology is an integrative science that studies organism function.The discipline integrates concepts from the physical and biological sciences to better understand how organs and organ systems support life, and as such, is foundational to the practice of medicine and biomedical research.
The Department provides a collaborative environment where faculty and students pursue questions of joint interest in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, bioenergetics, and neuroscience. Our research programs represent a unique integration of molecular and cell biology with organ level, whole animal and clinical studies; and projects are routinely conducted in concert with investigators from other departments both inside and outside of East Carolina University.
We emphasize an integrative approach to biomedical science, with expertise in research methods for investigating the mysteries of heart function, pulmonary and vascular regulation, metabolism and bioenergetics, stem cell differentiation, nerve regeneration and circadian rhythms.
Our department participates in the Biomedical Sciences, PhD program offered by the BSOM Office of Research and Graduate Studies (effective November, 2016).