PhD Program

MCP students have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty, like Brian Kobilka (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2012).

Understanding Cell Signalling is a unifying theme in The Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology (MCP). Our PhD program engages graduate students in research across multiple disciplines- including structural biology, biophysics, cell biology, and neuroscience in a highly collaborative environment. Our faculty, who teach courses in physiology, cell biology, neuroscience, biophysics, and molecular biology fosters a culture of excellence in graduate training and aims to produce the next generation of leading scientific investigators.

The Molecular & Cellular Physiology (MCP) program leads to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and prepares students for careers in research and teaching, with a major emphasis on training in research. Students work closely with a dissertation adviser and members of a research group on novel and important biological problems at the cellular and molecular level.  Each student’s program of study is individual, created in consultation with the adviser to best fulfill the student’s unique educational goals.  For more information about the PhD program, see below.