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

Desiree Amaya  

Laboratory: Ajay Nayak, PhD

Project: TBD

Shayan Askari

Laboratory: Lawrence Goldfinger, PhD

Project: TBD

Matthew Cooper

Laboratory: TBD

Project: TBD

Miguel Hernandez-Lara  

Laboratory: 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

Laboratory: Timothy Stalker, PhD

Project: The Impact of Dual Anti-Platelet, Anti-Coagulation Therapy on Hemostatic Plug Structure and Function

Jenna Severa

Laboratory: TBD

Project: TBD

Sushrut Shah

Laboratory: TBD

Project: TBD

Dominic Villalba

Laboratory: Raymond Penn, PhD

Project: TBD

Xuefei Zhao

Laboratory: Peisong Ma, PhD

Project: Our lab mainly focuses on Megakaryocyte differentiation and the role of platelets in hemostasis and thrombosis.