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Our Graduate Program provides an interdisciplinary doctoral training allowing you to pursue a research career in the medical sciences. We emphasize a quantitative and state-of-the art instrumentation intensive approach that equips you with cutting edge skills to address key biological questions. The ultimate goal is to train future scientists in understanding the mechanisms that control normal function of biological processes, translating that knowledge into new approaches and cures for disease.


  • Financial support for PhD students includes: a living stipend paid directly to the student; benefits with health insurance; and a full tuition waiver.
  • Ideal for students with background in biochemistry, physics, biology or chemistry
  • Integrated physiology and biophysics core courses focused on cardiovascular, kidney and nervous system and diseases at levels from molecules to human.
  • Choice of many elective courses across campus for in-depth study.
  • Three rotation projects, followed by lab selection.
  • After three semesters essentially all course work is complete and you can fully concentrate on research.
  • Cutting edge research in the areas of structural biology and cellular physiology, often with intensive use of high end instrumentation.
  • Mentoring by nationally, if not internationally, recognized research faculty.
  • Active study in courses and high level skills for research presentations will get you ready for your future career in academia or in industry.


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Bart Jarmusch
Administrative Director

Bart Jarmusch Program Manager:<br/>All Departmental Programs

Case Western Reserve University
Dept. Physiology & Biophysics
Attn: Bart Jarmusch
SOM E527
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-4970