The Departmental Ph.D. program trains highly qualified students for successful careers in research, teaching and industry. The 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. The Department also maintains up-to-date computer facilities for student use.
Student training is enhanced by research seminars and student-oriented discussions presented by world-renowned visiting scientists, as well as by participation in in-house research seminars and weekly research discussion groups. The Department seeks to provide a congenial and supportive environment in which each student develops to the fullest his/her abilities to reason critically, design and conduct incisive experiments, and communicate research results effectively in both written and oral formats. The 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.
The Department offers training leading to a Ph.D. degree in Physiology and Biophysics. 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