What to Expect
Our degree is part of the Biomedical Sciences Training Program, which has 11 different PhD options under the biomedical sciences umbrella. Our interdisciplinary approach allows you to specialize in physiology and biophysics while also taking electives in related topics. Some of your classes might include: sleep physiology, cardio-respiratory physiology, cell biophysics, and oxygen and physiological function. You’ll also take a grant writing course, which helps immensely as you pursue funding for your research interests.
As one of the top research universities in the U.S., it’s no surprise Case Western Reserve counts 16 Nobel laureates among our alumni and former faculty—including alumnus Paul C. Lauterbur, who co-won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 2003 for his work on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Make your own waves with your research on ion transport, systems physiology and other topics related to disease.