Skip to main content.


Research programs in the department cover the range from analysis of genes to analysis of whole organisms and fall into three broad categories

The common thread is that all programs endeavor to understand biological function in health and disease. Nearly all faculty members have served on national advisory committees to major funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and as reviewers and editors to major scientific publications. The department offers a Ph.D. degree and the combined M.D./Ph.D. degrees in conjunction with the School of Medicine.

The faculty and graduate students participate in a variety of graduate level teaching programs in the Schools of Medicine and Health Professions. The Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology ranks in the upper third of all physiology departments in the U.S. with respect to NIH funding.

Affiliate Organizations


V. Gustavo Blanco, M.D., Ph.D.
Kathleen M. Osborn Chair of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Vice Chair: 
Warren B. Nothnick, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.

Graduate Directors:
Michael W. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Directors of Medical Education:
Michael W. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Email inquiries:

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
G011 Wahl Hall East
Mail Stop 3043

3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7400