Welcome to the

Physiology Graduate Training Program

Be a Part of Our Research Success

Our program is interdisciplinary in its approach to scientific research, reflecting the breadth of the discipline of physiology. Powerful new tools in modern biology make it possible to link the cellular and molecular with integrative levels in physiological systems, such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, neurophysiological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and metabolic systems.

This program provides doctoral training in mechanistic studies that use these new tools to study the functions of molecules, cells, tissues, and organ systems in preparation for careers in biomedical research, biotechnology, and academic teaching. Students learn through lecture courses, seminar courses, seminars by speakers from campus and from other institutions, journal clubs and, most importantly, from their research mentors.

Students in this program are encouraged to interact with other training programs and research centers to broaden their knowledge and experience. Gaining expertise in public speaking is an important component of the program.