University of Texas Medical Branch

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Cellular Physiology & Molecular Biophysics


301 University Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77555

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Cellular Physiology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The goal of the Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics Program is to train scientists who will be prepared to undertake independent research in modern cellular physiology and biophysics. The program is multidisciplinary with considerable flexibility. A variety of graduate courses designed to meet the needs of students are offered. These include courses dealing with membrane structure and biochemistry, molecular biology, cell physiology, ion transport, excitability and ion channels, computer modeling, optical techniques, electrophysiology techniques, systems analysis, and advanced study in neurotransmission, neural repair, receptor transduction, muscle excitation-contraction coupling, structural biology and membrane proteins, epithelial function and cellular homeostasis. Additional courses offered by other departments are available to the interested student. This program offers the student a unique opportunity for close interaction with nationally and internationally prominent faculty in the area of cell physiology and membrane transport.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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