Physiological Systems

The Physiological Systems concentration area (PSYS) focuses on the fundamental principles that guide physiological processes, ranging from cellular to systems level analyses. With faculty strengths in neuroscience, plant and animal physiology, and computational biology—amongst others—the PSYS concentration area provides broad training to graduate students interested in a functional and mechanistic understanding of biological processes.

Advantages for students in the PSYS concentration area include both the personalized training that they receive based on their unique educational and research backgrounds and the flexible curriculum. This flexibility allows PSYS graduate students, with their mentor's guidance, to choose  graduate courses that complement and strengthen the expertise acquired through experimental work in the lab of a PSYS faculty member.



Students that choose the Physiological Systems Concentration Area pursue research that reaches across a multitude of fields, some of which are listed here:

  • Biophysics
  • Biomechanics
  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Plant Physiology