noun \ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē\

1:  a branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved — compare anatomy

2:  the organic processes and phenomena of an organism or any of its parts or of a particular bodily process

Physiology links the cellular and the molecular to study the functions of living systems. The Physiology Graduate Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides training in mechanistic studies that use cutting-edge tools to study the functions of molecules, cells, tissues, and organ systems, including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and others. Program requirements include core and elective course study, research, and a final dissertation. Students graduating from the program will be prepared for careers in biomedical research, biotechnology, and academic training.