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
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.
For more information, please visit our web site: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/physiology/