Integrative Physiology


College of Life Sciences


Doctor of Philosophy


Center City


On Campus


4 - 5 Years

Starting Term


Contact Information

Name: Lawrence Goldfinger, PhD
Position: Director & Associate Professor, Integrative Physiology PhD Program

1020 Locust Street, Suite 394
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Name: Danielle Park
Position: Program Coordinator

1020 Locust Street
M-46 JAH
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Current Students

Shayan Askari

Thesis Advisor: Lawrence Goldfinger, PhD
Project: TBD

Matthew Cooper

Thesis Advisor: TBD
Project: TBD

Miguel Hernandez-Lara  

Thesis Advisor: Deepak Deshpande, PhD
Project: My work in Dr. Deshpande’s lab focuses on investigating the role of DGK in regulating membrane phospholipid second messengers and signal transduction impacting airway smooth muscle (patho)physiology. Specifically, we aim to elucidate the beneficial effects of inhibiting DGK activity.

Christopher Mansi

Thesis Advisor: Timothy Stalker, PhD
Project: The Impact of Dual Anti-Platelet, Anti-Coagulation Therapy on Hemostatic Plug Structure and Function

Jenna Severa

Thesis Advisor: TBD
Project: TBD

Sushrut Shah

Thesis Advisor: TBD
Project: TBD

Dominic Villalba

Thesis Advisor: Raymond Penn, PhD
Project: TBD

Jared Whitman

Thesis Advisor: TBD
Project: TBD

Xuefei Zhao

Thesis Advisor: Peisong Ma, PhD
Project: Our lab mainly focuses on Megakaryocyte differentiation and the role of platelets in hemostasis and thrombosis.