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?
Our department is home to internationally-recognized research in basic and translational aspects of Physiology. Vist our [RESEARCH] page.
Michigan physiologists have played a role in the education of scientists, physicians, and other health professionals. Learn more about our [FACULTY] directory.
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.Apply now
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.
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
Experience Michigan Physiology
over PhD graduates
millions in research support
publications per year
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.