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Application Deadlines: Dec 15 (Fall) | June 15 (Spring)
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology (CMPP) is a program dedicated to advancing understanding of the human body and the ways medicine can combat illnesses within it.
The Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. is part of the campus-wide, interdisciplinary Molecular Biosciences graduate program. Participating faculty are from many departments within the School of Medicine, College of Science (COS), and College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR).
In this program, $9 million in research grant funding supports areas such as molecular pharmacology, molecular biology of ion channels, cell physiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, autonomic pharmacology and neuropharmacology.
The School of Medicine has three National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded centers of biomedical research excellence (COBRE) facilities. Individual laboratory attention by the faculty allows students to develop skills in experimental design, execution and analysis, statistics, literature searching, grant writing, manuscript preparation, oral presentations and laboratory management.
The focus of the doctoral research may be tailored to students' interests, goals and abilities. The program typically requires four full years to complete and is designed to prepare students for a competitive career in pharmacology or physiology.
The cellular and molecular pharmacology and physiology program conducts research in areas including:
For more information on the program, you can view the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology graduate program handbook.