Your PhD training begins here!

Welcome to Michigan Physiology. We are dedicated to making your vision for a PhD degree and career in science a reality!

Why Us?

About Us

Research

Our department is home to internationally-recognized research in basic and translational aspects of Physiology. Vist our [RESEARCH] page.

Faculty

Michigan physiologists have played a role in the education of scientists, physicians, and other health professionals. Learn more about our [FACULTY] directory.

PhD Program

Learn more about our [PhD PROGRAM], our curriculum, our career development activities, and the accomplments of our outstanding students.

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Applicants interested in joining the Michigan Physiology PhD Program apply through the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS). PIBS offers a gateway to 13 PhD Biomedical PhD Programs at the University of Michigan.

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Why Michigan Physiology?

We provide student-focused PhD training in state of the art physiology research

Our students engage in mentored research training, integrating molecular, cellular and organism approaches, with the goal of understanding human health and disease. Additional individualized training and career development opportunities will prepare you to launch your desired career in science.

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  • 01- Top NIH Ranked Physiology Department in the Nation

  • 02- We are Leading Internationally Recognized Research Projects

  • 03- Career Development Opportunities to Meet Your Career Goals

  • 04- Multiple NIH Training Grants to Support Your Research

  • 05- Welcoming, Inclusive and Supportive Environment

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Our Team

Santiago Schnell

Santiago Schnell

Interim Department Chair

Daniel E. Michele

Daniel E. Michele

Graduate Program Director

Susan V. Brooks

Susan V. Brooks

Graduate Program Co-Director

Michelle Boggs

Michelle Boggs

PhD Program Administrator

Joanne Garbincius, PhD '2017

Joanne Garbincius, PhD '2017

Fellow, Temple University

Michigan Physiology gave me the skills to investigate mechanisms of human disease across all levels of biological function—from the single molecule up to the whole animal.

Andrew Schwartz, PhD ‘2019

Andrew Schwartz, PhD ‘2019

Fellow, Novartis

MIP is a highly collaborative and supportive department that is centered around trainee development. Without a doubt, completing my PhD in MIP set me up for a successful career in science.

Jessica Maung, Joined MIP 2020

Jessica Maung, Joined MIP 2020

MIP PhD Student

The MIP PhD program feels like home - Everyone is kind, welcoming, collaborative, and truly cares about your well-being. I joined the program during the COVID-19 pandemic and am still experiencing the strong community and support system that MIP has to offer!

Lloyd Ruiz, Joined MIP 2019

Lloyd Ruiz, Joined MIP 2019

MIP PhD Student

The community within the department is directed towards your success in grad school. If anything comes up, I have no hesitation in reaching out for clarification or assistance. As I begin my 2nd year, I’m looking forward to continuing my degree with MIP!

Johanna Fleischman, Joined MIP 2018

Johanna Fleischman, Joined MIP 2018

MIP PhD Student

I chose the MIP Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan because of the emphasis on graduate student support and training. I feel that myself and the other graduate students are a priority, for which I am grateful!

Steve Guzman, Joined MIP 2018

Steve Guzman, Joined MIP 2018

MIP PhD Student

Applying to the MIP Ph.D. Program has become one of the best decisions I have made for my research career. The program’s family-like culture sets it apart from the rest!

Jon Dean, PhD '2020

Jon Dean, PhD '2020

Fellow, UC San Diego

The training in the MIP PhD program allowed me to pursue research questions I am most passionate about with ample funding opportunities, resulting in the multiple publications and postdoctoral position offers. Ann Arbor is a truly wonderful place to call home and the department is nothing but supportive!

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Contact Us

Contact Details

For more information, you can also visit the [Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology] page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the program staff above, or send us a message.

7744 MS II, 1137 E. Catherine St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5622, USA
Phone: +1-734-936-2355
mboggs@umich.edu