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Provides training in the broad areas of developmental biology, cellular biology and neuroscience for students interested in pursuing careers in research or teaching as faculty members in medical schools.
Trains students on how to develop and apply advanced technologies to address complex biological questions that take advantage of genomic information available for humans and model organisms.
Provides training at the interface between medicine and the traditional basic science disciplines emphasizing the molecular processes underlying human diseases.
Offers coursework and research experience from both a basic research and applied clinical perspective. Students learn neuroscience fundamentals through the exploration of different neural systems.
Applies the tools of pharmacology to study diseases in two major areas: the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Many projects are aimed at providing the groundwork for the identification of new drug targets and/or the improvement of existing therapeutics.
Emphasizes an integrative approach to physiology in three core areas - cardiovascular, endocrine and neuroscience - with expertise in molecular, cellular and organismal research methods.
Research in this program is focused on on obtaining a detailed understanding of the function of blood vessels at the molecular, cellular, whole organ, and whole organism levels to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vascular diseases.
Students are admitted via a common admissions process to the biomedical sciences PhD program, not to a specific major. After completing first-year core course work and laboratory rotations, the student chooses a dissertation research mentor and enters one of nine PhD majors based on that faculty member’s program affiliation. In each program, students complete a PhD dissertation based on original research.
Students accepted into the biomedical sciences PhD program will be considered on an annual basis for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) appointment. For 2017/2018 the GRA package includes: