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Founded in 2010, the Indiana Physiological Society seeks to unite students, faculty, and industry professionals to advance the field of physiology in the state of Indiana. We are proud to be an official chapter of the American Physiological Society.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Society Leadership


  • President - Heidi E. Walsh, Ph.D., Wabash College
  • President Elect - Julia Hum, Ph.D., Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Past President - Brian Dewar, Ph.D., Taylor University
  • Treasurer - Alex Champagne, Ph.D., University of Southern Indiana



  • Bhupal Bhetwal, Ph.D. (Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Mikaela Drake, Ph.D. (Butler University)
  • Cassandra Gohn, Ph.D. (Manchester University)
  • James Perfield, Ph.D. (Eli Lilly and Company)


Trainee Councilors:  

  • Emily Atkinson (Graduate Student, IU School of Medicine)
  • Supriya Chittajallu (Undergraduate Student, IUPUI)
  • Alex Hochstetler (Graduate Student, IUPUI)