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 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.