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Graduate Committee

Dr. Matthew Zimmerman (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Joseph Vetro (Vice-Chair), Dr. Erika Boesen, Dr. Babu Padanilam, and Dr. Joe Sisson

The IGPBS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine doctoral program provides diverse research and learning experiences that emphasize cellular and molecular processes underscoring coordinated integration of organ systems within the body, typically with a view to unraveling disease mechanisms. 

Coursework

PhD students enrolled in IGPBS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine doctoral program must complete the following courses:

Core Courses
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES3
IPBS 802MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY2
IPBS 803FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS & CELL SIGNALING2
IPMM 801GRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY I4
IPMM 802GRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY II3
IPMM 896RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS (or IPBS 896)1-9
IPMM 950SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY2
IPMM 970SEMINAR (each semester)1
IPMM 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Elective (choose one of the following two courses)
IPMM 916CARDIOPULMONARY FUNCTION IN HEALTH & DISEASE2
IPMM 930PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE KIDNEY2
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training

Coursework

Upon successful completion of the first two years of the medical school curriculum, the IGPBS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Committee will waive the requirements for completing the IGPBS curriculum (IPBS 801, IPBS 802, and IPBS 803), IPMM 801, IPMM 802, and IPMM 950. Hence, MD/PhD students in IGBPS - Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine must complete only the following courses:

Core Courses
IPMM 970SEMINAR (each semester)1
IPMM 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Elective (choose one of the following two courses)
IPMM 916CARDIOPULMONARY FUNCTION IN HEALTH & DISEASE2
IPMM 930PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE KIDNEY2
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training