We are the 22nd ranked NIH-funded physiology department among U.S. medical schools*
An academic and research component of Baylor College of Medicine, the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics is an interactive department emphasizing the development and application of cutting-edge technologies to study human disease and improve human health.
The department is comprised of seven research areas which offer Ph.D. and postdoctoral training:
- Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Biomedical Imaging
- Cardiovascular Science
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Human Disease
- Application to Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Program (FREE online)
- Undergraduate Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program
- Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Program
- Postdoctoral Training Program
The mission of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics is to create an outstanding research and educational environment to support translational and preclinical research/education and to translate basic science discovery into new therapeutic interventions for human disease. Our departmental researchers use systems-wide, integrated physiological, biochemical, biophysical, and genetic approaches combined with specifically engineered mouse models and cutting edge technology to define the mechanisms of human disease.
* NIH Ranking Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research