Cell Physiology & Molecular Biophysics
The program is designed primarily to train persons for careers in biomedical research and/or teaching in medical institutions or industry, but can accommodate those interested in alternative careers in physiology. Faculty research programs are diverse, encompassing the general areas of systemic, cardiovascular, renal, and neurophysiology. Specific areas include membrane biophysics, Ca channels and other membrane transporters, pH and Ca homeostasis,Na /K ATPase, excitation-contraction coupling, oxygen free radicals and cell injury, apoptosis, neuronal protective mechanisms, particle toxicology, cerebral blood flow, hypertension, shock, sleep and control of respiratory and cardiovascular function.
Advanced courses in specialized areas are taught under the topics course and are designed to fit a student's specific needs.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in research and preferably have identified an area for their dissertation research. All candidates for graduate degrees who hold assistantships must fulfill certain requirements while appointed as assistants.http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/physiology/