The Ph.D. program in Cellular Physiology trains graduate students to become proficient and successful investigators who are able to:
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of central concepts in the cellular physiology.
- understand the current concepts in cellular physiology.
- read and critically evaluate the scientific literature.
- formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in the field and design, conduct, and interpret their own research projects.
- present research results in peer-reviewed publications and in a dissertation.
- communicate research results effectively through oral presentations at scientific seminars, conferences, and other venues.
- write a competitive application for research funding.
- develop ancillary skills, where necessary, to obtain positions outside of scientific research.