Physiological Sciences

Martin Furr, DVM, Ph.D., Department Head

The Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University contributes substantially to the teaching, research and service components of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The department currently has 18 tenure/tenure-track, ten adjunct and four research track faculty members, three postdoctoral fellows and approximately 18 graduate students.

Teaching responsibilities within the department include the areas of veterinary morphology, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, providing professional coursework leading to the DVM degree and graduate coursework leading to the Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Departmental faculty have a wide range of research interests including neurotoxicology, lung biology, enzymology of drug metabolism, exercise physiology, reproductive physiology, therapeutics, comparative aging, and cardiovascular physiology. Extramural funding in support of research from agencies including NIH, DoD, USDA, American Cancer Society and others totals over $2 million annually.