Physiology Video Lectures




Comparative Physiology


These lectures are used to support an undergraduate course Comparative Physiology (Bio 543). The course and lectures stress general concepts and common principals working throughout the systems presented. Lectures were produced Autumn 2000, and used as review material that term, and as primary lecture material Autumn 2001 and 2003.


"The Overweight Epidemic Among Children And Youth In The United States: Causes and Opportunities for Prevention"

Dr. Steven Gortmaker
Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Harvard School of Public Health

“Robotics: A New Direction for Studies of Physiology and Anatomy”

Dr. George V. Lauder
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

“Molecular Pathways to Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Humans”

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Patti
Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

“Natural Selection in the Human Lineage”

Dr. Pardis C. Sabeti
Assistant Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
FAS Center for Systems Biology, Broad Institute

“Structure and Physiology of Red Blood Cells”

Dr. Alain Viel
Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

“Cell Biology and Active Liquid Crystals”

Dr. Daniel Needleman
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
FAS Center for Systems Biology

“Diabetes and Exercise: 
Why Exercise Works When Insulin Does Not”

Dr. Laurie J. Goodyear
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center

“The Physiology and Evolution of Running in Humans”

Dr. Daniel E. Lieberman
Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University