Physiology and Biophysics
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics’ PhD program trains highly qualified students for successful careers in research, teaching and industry. Our department has a long-standing National Institutes of Health Training Grant in Neuroscience, and all students are supported by stipends and tuition waivers throughout their graduate training. A high faculty to student ratio assures that each student receives individualized help from the faculty together with access to the latest scientific instrumentation.
Student training is enhanced by research seminars and student-oriented discussions presented by world-renowned visiting scientists, as well as by participation in research seminars and research discussion groups. We seek to provide a congenial and supportive environment in which each student develops to the fullest thier abilities to reason critically, design and conduct incisive experiments, and communicate research results effectively in both written and oral formats. Our faculty’s wide collective experience as successful researchers, teachers, journal editors, and peer reviewers is available to help graduates prepare for and attain research and teaching positions in academia and industry.
Our graduate program is a research program, with specialties covering all levels of physiology and biophysics, including:
- Ion channels and transporters
- Molecular structure and modelling
- Sensory Mechanisms
- Signal Transduction
- Muscle Physiology