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    University of Southern California
  Feb 21, 2018
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Return to: Keck School of Medicine of USC  

Keith Administration Building 400
1975 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9037
(323) 442-1145
FAX: (323) 442-2494

Student Adviser: H. Kaslow, PhD,


Information for individual faculty:

Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and Director of the Center for Neurodegeneration and Regeneration at the USC Zilkha Neurogenic Institute

Director, USC Research Center for Liver Diseases, Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, USC Associates/Thomas H. Brem Chair in Medicine, and Veronica P. Budnick, MD, Chair in Liver Disease: Neil Kaplowitz, MD

Professors: Vito M. Campese;  Robert H. Chow; Casey Donovan (Exercise Science); Robert A. Farley* (Biochemistry); Caleb Finch (Gerontology and Neurobiology); Michael Goran (Preventive Medicine); Sarah Hamm-Alvarez (Pharmaceutical Sciences); Cage Johnson (Professor Emeritus); Neil Kaplowitz (Medicine/GI Liver/Patient Care); Thomas Keens (Pediatrics); Kwang Jin Kim (Medicine, Biomedical Engineering); Herbert J. Meiselman; Austin K. Mircheff; Janos Peti-Peterdi; Richard Watanabe; Alan G. Watts; Li Zhang

Associate Professors: Harvey R. Kaslow; Richard L. Lubman (Medicine/Pulmonary Patient Care); Steven Mittelman; Jang-Hyun Youn

Assistant Professors: Jon Detterich; Joyce Richey

Adjunct Professor: Dwight W. Warren III

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

The administrative offices of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics are located on the Health Sciences Campus. Faculty of the department are located predominantly at the Health Science Campus.


Master's Degree


Medical Physiology

Physiology and Biophysics