Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology

The Physiology program integrates concepts and principles from all areas of medical science to understand function at the cell and molecular, tissue, organ systems and whole-animal levels. Faculty members have expertise in cardiovascular neural and endocrine physiology and collaborate extensively with faculty in other departments on campus. Students and faculty maintain a high national and international profile, with publications, awards, extramural funding and regular presentations at scientific meetings. We foster a spirit of collaboration that provides a virtually limitless ability to answer the most important questions in biomedicine. 

The Graduate School

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is offered in the following biomedical science majors: Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Genomic Medicine, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Oral Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Vascular Biology.  Outstanding areas of research in these programs include cancer biology, neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity/diabetes and inflammation/infection to name a few.  These and other areas of exciting biomedical research are available to pursue as a graduate student in these programs.  Application to the biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs are through a common admissions process and not to a specific major.  First year students complete a set of core courses, specialized courses and laboratory rotations before selecting a major.

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