Greetings from the Department of Physiology. During the past year, there have been many changes in our faculty and support staff—always with a focus on improving our enduring reputation of research strengths and excellence in education. Our research portfolio continues to grow, based upon the excellent research programs of our faculty and their success in securing external funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense—even during the tough funding climate that we are currently experiencing.
This year’s newsletter features the outstanding research of several of our faculty members. One of our rising stars,Assistant Professor Brian Gulbransen, is working to improve the understanding of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders and ultimately identify potential treatments for them.