Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at CWRU afforded myriad educational and growth opportunities that helped me form a base of knowledge upon which I continue to build. Included were hands-on training in all things cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, intensive comprehensive course offerings, the NIH grant-style qualifying exam, Steve Jones walking encyclopedic resource on ion channels and wide exposure to many topics in physiology and biophysics through Departmental seminars. These activities coupled with experiences in the lab promoted critical thinking and ventures to hone verbal and written communication - critical for success in science. The six years that I spent at CWRU were transformative. I look back fondly on my days in Cleveland as some of the very best!
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology,Yale School of Medicine
I am very grateful for the education I received in the Dept of Physiology and Biophysics at CWRU. The coursework and rotations provided me with experience in a broad range of subjects, from organ physiology to ion channels to molecular cell biology. My thesis work with Drs. Ken Walsh and George Dubyak taught me so much about the process of doing good science, and especially about scientific writing and presentations.
Since starting my own lab at Dartmouth and now at Yale, I have been pleasantly surprised at how often I draw upon and apply the diversity of my training experiences to my current studies. George and Ken both really inspired me, and have continued to provide mentorship throughout my career, which has meant so much to me.
Assoc. Prin Scientist, Informatics & Analysis, Merck Research Laboratories
At the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, I was provided with a remarkably broad foundation of knowledge that I draw upon every day as I contribute to projects in a variety of disease areas. Additionally, the department instilled in me an enthusiasm for scientific discovery, as well as the patience and discipline that accompanies it by necessity.
As a graduate student, I worked in an environment that encouraged development through independent thinking, and the success and failure that accompanies it. This has allowed me to continually advance in an ever-changing research environment, and I owe this success to my peers and mentors at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.