Welcome to the Department of Physiology at Koç University School of Medicine!

The Department of Physiology is established in 2018 and has high-quality expertise in research, researcher training, and education since it has started. Our goal regarding undergraduate and graduate education is to transfer our knowledge and experience to the students with the constant innovation of teaching and research techniques in our department by using novel and current scientific approaches and methodologies in the study of a variety of research areas including blood, neurovascular unit, drug delivery into the brain, neurophysiology, and muscle and exercise physiology. We have been investigating cells, tissues, and organs to understand their principles of functional dynamics in physiological and pathological conditions. Our research activities are supported by TUBITAK, SEED, and International Grant Funds. We have several intramural and extramural collaborations with a diverse number of universities, institutes, and organizations, both nationally and internationally. One of the most important strategic targets of our department is to strengthen the links between our teaching and research activities. For us, the professional development of our young undergraduate and graduate students in critical thinking, practical skills, knowledge, and techniques are very important. We continuously review and refine our curriculum and educational approaches and methods for the sake of the scientific independence of our students to bring them to the best conditions as they enter their graduate and postdoctoral careers. In this short period since our foundation, we have developed strong research collaborations with clinical researchers to investigate both physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms in certain experimental models and diseases in laboratory animals and humans. We are excited about the innovative research approaches and techniques being explored in the field of Physiology.  If you would like to learn more about our research and us or would like to provide feedback that might improve our work, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Mission

The mission of our department is dedicated to educate students with excellent knowledge of medical physiology for their future clinical careers and to increase their research capacity.

Our Vision

The vision of the Department of Physiology at Koç University School of Medicine is to be recognized as Türkiye’s leading educational program in physiology, preparing undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows for academia and industry.