A Community of Discovery
APS members work at the frontiers of science to advance our understanding of life and health. Their efforts are leading to treatments for the deadliest and most debilitating diseases affecting humans and enhancing our understanding of topics like genetics, neuroscience, obesity and sex differences. You can be part of this vibrant community.
Advancing Physiology through Education
Supporting Physiology Education at All LevelsFor many, the love of physiology starts in the classroom. APS supports our members’ passion for teaching physiology to the next generation. We provide a wide variety of resources and programs built around the needs of physiology educators.
Advocating for Physiology
Stand Up and Be HeardAPS and its members advocate on Capitol Hill and elsewhere to raise the profile of issues that affect scientists and their work. Keep up with the latest news and information in our focus areas—including federal research funding and animal research—and learn more about how you can speak up on behalf of science.
Recognizing Excellence in PhysiologyAPS provides more than $1 million in awards and grants each year to recognize excellence in physiological research and education as part of our mission to advance scientific discovery, understand life and improve health. These awards are a vital investment in researchers of all career levels and in the future of physiology.
Our Members Making a Difference
Dee U. Silverthorn, PhD, FAPSDistinguished Teaching Professor of Physiology, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at AustinAPS Member Since 1977 Spreading theLove for Physiology GloballyReaching the world through her best-selling textbook Learn More
Michael S. Hedrick, PhD, FAPSProfessor, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, East BayAPS Member Since 1991 Lessons fromBaby AlligatorsExploring how vertebrate cardiovascular systems evolved to thrive in low-oxygen environments Learn More
Bina Joe, PhDDistinguished University Professor, Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life SciencesAPS Member Since 2004 DecreasingRisk for Hypertension
Learning to control blood pressure through our microbiomesLearn More
Discover more about how APS supports and champions our members’ work through grant programs, globally-recognized journals and meetings, career support, member recognition, connections with other scientists, and much more