The Graduate Institute was first set up on August 1947, when it was subdivided into 3 divisions, namely physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology. After a few years, each division became a separate institute. The Graduate Institute of Physiology and the Department of Physiology (College of Medicine) were later merged into one administrative unit for research and teaching. At present, the Institute admits 18 M.S. students and 4 Ph.D. students every year.
The Institute covers many different fields of physiological research, including endocrinology, neurophysiology, circulatory and cardiac physiology, renal physiology, behavioral neurophysiology, respiration physiology, gastrointestinal physiology and cellular physiology. There are now 10 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members in the Institute, including 9 professors, 3 associate professors, and 2 assistant professors. All of the faculty members have received advanced trainings in physiological research in famous institutes or universities in Taiwan or oversea.
We have excellent faculty members and superior instruments. We are still trying to recruit more excellent scholars to join the Institute, and always endeavor to procure more advanced instruments. The Institute constantly encourages more students and young fellow researchers to join the team. It is our goal to combine a wide spectrum of different research techniques, from animal experiments through molecular studies, in order to foster an ideal training program for the advancement of research in human physiology.