The Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo has a long and rich history of scientists and physicians collaborating and translating basic discoveries. The department currently consists of 18 primary and 35 joint appointees. There are 34 doctoral students, 67 research fellows and research associates working in a variety of research areas.

The department consistently ranks near the top when compared to similar departments in the country. Primary appointees alone were awarded over $20 million of extramural funds and published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts in 2005. This is even more impressive if one considers the extramural funds awarded and manuscripts published by our joint appointees.