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Physiology and Neurobiology

Chair: Hermes H. Yeh

Professors D. Bartlett Jr., R. A. Darnall (Pediatrics and Physiology), J. A. Daubenspeck (Physiology and Biomedical Engineering), G. Fejes-Toth, V. A. Galton, P. M. Guyre, L. P. Henderson (Physiology and Biochemistry), J. C. Leiter (Physiology and Medicine), H. L. Manning (Medicine and Physiology), R. A. Maue (Physiology and Biochemistry), A. Naray-Fejes-Toth, E. E. Nattie, W. G. North, D. L. St. Germain (Medicine and Physiology), B. A. Stanton (Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology), H. M. Swartz (Radiology, Physiology and Community and Family Medicine), C. R. Wira, H. H. Yeh; Visiting Professor A. Katz (Medicine and Physiology); Associate Professor R. B. Robey; Assistant Professors F. Briggs, A. Gulledge, B.W. Luikart, P.A. Pioli (Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physiology); Research Associate Professor J.E. Bodwell, A.; Research Assistant Professors J.V. Fahey, A. Li, L.A. Sheldon.

The Molecular, Cellular and Systems* Physiology Graduate Program is centered in the Physiology Department of Dartmouth Medical School, which is located in the Borwell Building at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. It includes faculty from other departments in the Medical School. The courses listed below are designed for graduate students.

*The MCSP program is being phased out and no longer admits students. Starting with the 2007-2008 academic year, it has been replaced by the Biomedical Physiology track of the new Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DOCTOR’S DEGREE (PH.D.)

To qualify for award of the Ph.D. degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

1. The Medical Physiology courses (Physiology 110 and 120) plus an additional section in Gastro-Intestinal Physiology.

2. Two terms of Biochemistry.

3. The Medical Neuroscience course.

4. The Critical Reading of Scientific Literature course.

5. A course on Scientific Ethics.

6. Three research rotations.

7. Two Advanced Physiology courses.

8. Two elective courses, which may be either a core course or an advanced course offered by either Physiology or another department.

9. Thesis research propositional examination.

10. Laboratory research leading to the preparation of a thesis.

11. Defense of the thesis.