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The multidisciplinary nature of the Center for Gender Physiology spans across nearly all of MU's colleges and schools including the School of Medicine, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, the College of Agriculture, College of Arts an Science and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.


The Director of our Center is Virginia H. Huxley, PhD. She is also a Professor in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Dalton Investigator. Additional information about Dr. Huxley and her lab can be found here. She can be reached by email at


The Center focuses on gender/sex differences in four research areas:

            1. Cardiovascular Sciences
            2. Endocrinology/Metabolism
            3. MusculoskeletalSciences
            4. Neuroscience

The overall goal of this Center is to make the MU the premiere site in the nation for Gender Physiology research and for the training of scientists interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying sex hormone of cell function and ultimately human physiology.


Areas of Interest

  • Sex Based Differences in Cardiovascular Science
  • Sex Based Differences in Skeletal Muscle/Bone Function/Arthritis
  • Sex Based Differences in Neuroscience
  • Reproductive Research
  • Hormone Action and Development
  • Phytoestrogens
  • Molecular Biology of Estrogen Receptors
  • Sex Based Differences in Immunology
  • Sex Differences in Membrane Function