Physiology Scholars Program

The physiology department has a long history of involving undergraduate students in research. To this end, we have a physiology scholars program.

Join the Program

The following labs are interested in recruiting undergraduate students into their research program, typically through an honors 395 program. If you are interested, contact the professor directly.

Translational Research Focusing on Heart Failure and Muscle Biophysics

Ken Campbell PhD, FAHA

Lab: Department of Physiology

MN508 Chandler Medical Science Building

800 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Phone: 859-323-8158


Molecular Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease

Steve Estus

Office Room: Todd 537

Lab Room: Todd 541

Address: 789 S. Limestone St, Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building,
Rm: 537,
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

Phone: (859) 218-3858

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Inner Ear Mechanosensitivity

Gregory Frolenkov

Office Phone: (859) 323-8729

Lab Phone: (859) 323-8730

Address: 780 Rose Street,
Medical Science Building,
Rm: MS-617,
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Diabetes/Vascular Smooth Muscle/Hypertension/Circadian Rhythm

Ming Gong

Address: 900 South Limestone Street,
Wethington Building,
Rm: 509,
Lexington, KY 40536-0200

Phone: (859) 218-1361

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease

Scott M. Gordon PhD

Address: 741 S. Limestone,
Biomedical/Biological Sciences Research Building,
Rm: B259,
Lexington, KY 40536-0509

Phone: (859) 323-8134

ApoE, Brain Metabolism, and Cognition

Lance Johnson, PhD

Address: 780 Rose Street,
Medical Science Building,
Rm: MS-609,
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Phone: (859) 323-2746

Inflammation-Induced Airway Hypersensitivity: Ion Channels to Patients

Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD

Address: 780 Rose Street,
Medical Science Building,
Rm: MS-511A,
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Phone: (859) 323-6339

Olfactory Neurobiology, Odorant Receptors, and Neural Regeneration

Timothy McClintock, PhD

Address: 780 Rose Street,
Medical Science Building,
Rm: MS-585,
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Phone: (859) 323-1083

Structure-Function Studies of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels in Heart and Nerve

Jonathan Satin, PhD

Address: 780 Rose Street,
Medical Science Building,
Rm: MS-503,
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Office Phone: (859) 323-5356

Lab Phone: (859) 323-7034

Neuroinflammation, Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Donna M. Wilcock, PhD

Address: 800 S. Limestone St,
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging,
Rm: 101B,
Lexington, KY 40536-0230

Phone: (859) 218-2390

Mechanisms of Estrogen Action

Melinda Wilson, PhD

Address: 780 Rose Street,
Medical Science Building,
Rm: MS-609A,
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Office Phone: (859) 323-9618

Lab Phone: (859) 323-7801

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