Coming Together
(On the merger of Neurophysiology and Physiology)

Together, a long way we've come,
In joining two departments into one.
It's a sensible, logical junction
Of those in the school who study function.
From molecules to systems whole,
We seek to understand the role.
Some of us focus on the heart;
Others are just getting a start
Understanding how the brain works,
How cells all over share their quirks.
In the days and weeks and years ahead,
We won't be separate but instead
We'll work in labs and talk and teach
With more good colleagues within reach.
With so much gusto in our biology
Our future is bright in Physiology!

Donata Oertel
July 1997

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