University of Minnesota

Integrative Biology & Physiology

Graduate Program

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Welcome to the Integrative Biology & Physiology Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is a unique hybrid of the field of physiology, the cornerstone of biomedical research and medicine, and the rapidly advancing fields of molecular, genetic and cellular biology. IBP students are trained to combine sophisticated approaches to understanding molecular and cellular function with integrative physiological methods to unravel the mechanisms of disease. For us the gene, protein and test tube is not the end point – it is the very beginning of advance and discovery in the integrative biomedical sciences. Students can focus their thesis work in any one of several areas: cardiovascular, metabolic, muscular and respiratory diseases; regenerative medicine; and others. In addition to providing a solid foundation in physiology and biology, our program also provides the flexibility and opportunity for students to design a training plan that prepares them for careers in academia in either basic or clinical sciences as well as the bio-industrial arena.

Dr. John Osborn, Director of Graduate Studies

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