The Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics provides training in modern physiology, from biophysics and structure of proteins, to cellular metabolism, to organ system function. The main areas of focus are Cardiovascular Physiology, Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins, Metabolism and Aging, and Neuroscience.
Trainees enter their studies from a wide variety of backgrounds, contributing to a diverse and exciting environment. Students benefit from belonging to a relatively small and focused program, while having access to the entire scientific community of Columbia University.
Students who earn their doctoral degrees from the Cellular and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics program will be ideally positioned to pursue independent careers in basic and applied biomedical sciences, in academic and corporate settings.
Images (in order): Bioengineered human heart muscle- the first evidence of T-tubules formed in vitro from iPS-derived cardiomyocytes (Ronaldson-Bouchard et al, Nature 2018) from Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Structure of RyR1 determined by single particle cryo electron microscopy from Oliver Clarke, Spinal Cord section from Jane Dodd, DRG neuron from Jane Dodd.