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Chair’s Message

Duojia (DJ) Pan, Ph.D.
Duojia (DJ) Pan, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology

Physiology, in its broadest sense, aims for an integrated understanding of living mechanisms across a wide range of scales encompassing molecules, organelles, cells, tissues and systems. Founded in 1947, the Department of Physiology at UT Southwestern prides itself in supporting the best and brightest scientists in a collegial and interactive environment. The diverse research interests of our faculty, from ion channel structure-function to stem cell biology, provide a fertile ground for cross-pollination within and beyond the department and for training the next generation of scientists.

Central to the mission of building a world-class physiology department is our ability to recruit, support and retain top talents. Our philosophy is to identify principal investigators who can bring innovative approaches to the study of any under-explored/unexplored questions broadly related to physiology at a deep, mechanistic level. We also strive to provide an intellectual environment that is conducive to research collaboration and to training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. I invite you to learn more about the Department of Physiology throughout this site. If you have further questions, please see the detailed contact information.

Duojia (DJ) Pan, Ph.D.
Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Professor and Chair in Physiology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute