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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Functional and Regulatory Systems Cluster

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Name Email Phone Room
Dona  Boggs (703) 292-8413  685 S  
Paul  Farel (703) 292-8417  685 S  
Michael  Mishkind (703) 292-8413  685 S  


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The Functional & Regulatory Systems thematic area focuses on fundamental physiological mechanisms in plants and animals and how they have evolved, with emphasis on organisms as integrated systems. This area includes comparative physiology, neurophysiology, mechanisms of solute transport, and comparative or evolutionary immunology. It includes research at the genetic, genomic, cellular, tissue, organ, system, and organismal levels of organization. Also supported in this area are studies of neuronal and glial cell function and synaptic mechanisms as they relate to integrated organismal systems. Proposals for computational modeling to further understanding of physiological processes in organisms are encouraged.

Program Directors:

Dona Boggs.  Integrative Animal Biology, comparative and molecular animal physiology, including immunology, endocrinology, and physiological energetics

Paul Farel.  Integrative Cellular Neuroscience, cellular interactions in the nervous system

Michael Mishkind.  Integrative Plant Biology, plant physiology and molecular biology, including metabolism and mechanisms of response to abiotic factors and growth regulators

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program