Integrative Physiology


College of Life Sciences


Doctor of Philosophy


Center City


On Campus


4 - 5 Years

Starting Term


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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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The Integrative Physiology (IP) program is supported by faculty from multiple departments and research centers at Thomas Jefferson University, including Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Emergency Medicine, The Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research, and the Center for Translational Medicine. The research foci of our faculty cover a broad range of cell, tissue, and organ physiology. With a concentration in heart, lung and blood physiology, our research programs include many collaborative projects within and across Centers and Departments, providing a multidisciplinary research environment to train students in the IP program as the next generation of leaders in high-impact research in human health and disease.

Areas of Research Principal Investigators
Physiology of Blood Cells Lawrence Goldfinger, John Kostyak, Peisong Ma, James Michael, Steven McKenzie, Ulhas Naik, Amit Srivastava, Timothy Stalker
Physiology of Cardiovascular Cells

Jason Choi, Deepak Deshpande, Xin-Liang Ma, Steven McKenzie, Ulhas Naik, Raymond Penn, Khadija Rafiq, Shey-Shing SheuJianxin Sun

Pulmonary Physiology Deepak Deshpande, James Michael, Raymond Penn, Tonio Pera, Maria I. Ramirez, Freddy Jose Romero, Ross Summer
GI Physiology Boopathi EttickanUlhas Naik
Integrative Cell and Molecular Physiology Jeffrey Benovic, Tung Chan, Seo-Hee Cho, Mudit Tyagi, Bin Wang