Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physiology

The Physiology graduate program provides comprehensive training in integrative sciences incorporating the tools and techniques of physiology with other disciplines to conduct research at the molecular, cellular, organ, and whole animal levels. Areas of research include Angiogenesis and Inflammation in Diabetic Retinopathy; Retinal Degeneration/Inflammation/Vitamin A Metabolism; Insulin Receptor/Phosphoinositide Signaling in Retinal Diseases; Obesity-Associated Metabolic Disorders; Neurobiology of Aging and Diabetes; Cardiovascular Physiology and Neurophysiology; Gastrointestinal Disorders; Tumor Biology of Invasion, Progression, and Metastasis. The Ph.D. program prepares students for academic careers involving research and teaching, as well as other careers where physiological training is required.  The Physiology PhD program is part of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPiBS) umbrella program. Please visit the GPiBS page for information about the program and free application process.