Yandong Zhou, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine, is pictured looking into a microscopy in a department laboratory in July 2016. Zhou is wearing a lab coat and glasses and is framed by other laboratory equipment.

Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine

A compelling picture of the future we are creating in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology: to be viewed as a model department in providing and integrating the education of medical and graduate students, the discovery and validation of biomedical knowledge, and the active engagement of the college, university, and professional communities that we serve.

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine provides outstanding training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing a career in the cellular, molecular and/or metabolic aspects of physiology. The Department offers a faculty of international reputation along with modern, well-equipped laboratories in a beautiful setting conducive to outstanding academic achievement and research productivity.

Donald Gill, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine. He is pictured in a dark suit jacket, blue shirt and dark tie against a blue background.
Donald Gill, PhD, Chair, Cellular & Molecular Physiology

The research laboratories of individual department faculty members encompass a total of approximately 22,000 square feet. These facilities are well equipped with modern analytical instruments.

The service activities of the faculty include membership and leadership on the committees of the University and on peer review committees at the national and international levels. Department members serve as Editor or Associate Editor of the major journals in their area of expertise. Several additional department members serve on major editorial boards including those of the American Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Biochemical Journal and the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Service in advisory groups and national study sections is also extensive.

Donald Gill, PhD
Cellular & Molecular Physiology Department Chair
Penn State College of Medicine

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The faculty, staff, postdocs and students of the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine are pictured wearing red as part of Go Red day in February 2016.
Faculty, staff, postdocs and students of the Cellular & Molecular Physiology Department, Go Red Day, February 2016

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