Graduate Program

Program/Degree
Physiological Sciences (MS) (PhD)
Program Description

Physiologists are at the frontier of biomedical research and many of our discoveries and techniques are rapidly translated into clinical breakthroughs for diseases. Physiology is the study of all molecular, cellular and organ level processes that support the life of an organism. 

In the Physiological Sciences Program at the University of Arizona, graduate students work side-by-side with the faculty investigators addressing disease processes in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, and asthma. Our faculty use innovative research techniques and experimental approaches from molecular to human studies.

Physiology PhD graduates can enter careers in academia, industry, and government. Our faculty are nationally recognized scientists, with expertize in professional development and nationally recognized mentoring awards. We have an ethnically and educationally diverse student body, and offer both a PhD and a Research based Masters program (with funded Teaching Assistanships). Our program includes 60 faculty members from 19 departments, across 6 Colleges at the University of Arizona, and students have opportunities to work with scientists in clincial departments in the College of Medicine. 

Program Contact information:

John Konhilas, Ph.D. Chair

konhilas@email.arizona.edu

Nicole Pasadilla, Program Coordinator, 

ndupre@email.arizona.edu                              

(520) 626-2898