Welcome Message


Welcome to the website of the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. Our department was established in 1966 by Professor Stang Mongkolsuk, the first dean of the Faculty of Science, and the Rockefeller Foundation representatives with the main commitment to provide high quality education and knowledge beneficial to the society.  With a variety of vigorous research programs and supports, our faculty staff and alumni have played significant roles in the advancement of science research and education in our country.  Many of our staff members are recipients of numerous local and international awards.Nationwide, our department is ranked the top department of physiology with the highest number of international publications as well as number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates.

         Two international graduate programs in Physiology and Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology are offered at both M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels with many scholarships available for Thai and overseas students.  The international atmosphere of the programs is promoted through many activities, such as international student/faculty exchange, overseas postdoctoral trainee, and international collaborations in teaching and research.  Our ongoing research projects cover the study topics of both basic and applied sciences, at various levels of organization from molecule, cell, organ, to system covering most areas of physiology.  As such, many state-of-the art scientific equipments and facilities are provided in the department to make possible high quality research of international standard.  Examples of research groups in our department include:
-  Calcium and bone research
-  Cardiac physiology
-  Drug discovery and membrane physiology
-  Epithelial transport and muscle stem cells research group
-  Exercise & applied physiology
Herbal based drug discovery, anti-cancer, anti-aging
Our staff presently has research collaborations with universities and institutes in USA, Europe, Canada and Japan.  Our graduates are always encouraged to participate in oral or poster presentation in the International Meetings/Conferences.  As a result, our graduates are in high demand by universities in the country as well as for postdoctoral positions in many top-ranked universities and institutes abroad.

          On behalf of the department, I welcome all prospective students, potential collaborators and guests to visit our website and learn more about the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University.  For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our staff or come to visit us.

Associate Professor Vitoon Saengsirisuwan
Head, Department of Physiology