Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology | Biological Sciences | Kent State University

Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology

The MS and PhD programs in Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology combine multiple disciplines at the genetic, molecular, cellular, and organismal level, to answer fundamental questions about animal function and behavior. Areas of research within this program include, reproductive physiology, behavioral neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, and developmental neuroscience. Students specifically interested in Neurobiology should refer to the Neurobiology Graduate Faculty page and Departmental research pages for more information.

Within this program we offer four research tracks, which are built around our research expertise:

Common Coursework:

  • 6/70184 Responsible Conduct in Research and Teaching
  • 6/70491 Seminar in Physiology
  • A graduate level biostatistics class

Tracks:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
    • BMS 6/70729 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
    • 80462 Neurobiology: Systems and Behavior
    • 5/70419 Hormones and Behavior
  • Developmental Neuroscience
    • BMS 6/70729 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
    • 80462 Neurobiology: Systems and Behavior
    • 5/70147 Developmental Neurobiology
  • Neurodegeneration
    • BMS 6/70729 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
    • 80462 Neurobiology: Systems and Behavior
    • 5/70152 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease: Neurological Disorders
  • Reproductive Physiology
    • 5/70143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology + 5/70144 Selected Readings in Eukaryotic Cell Biology
    • 5/70460 Advanced Human Physiology + 5/70462 Adanced Human Physiology: Readings and Case Studies

Possible Electives:

  • 5/70147 Developmental Neurobiology
  • 5/70151 Mechanisms of Disease: Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases
  • 5/70152 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease: Neurological Disorders
  • 5/70157 Neurobiology of Drug Addiction
  • 6/70431 Neuroendocrinology
  • 5/70432 Endocrinology
  • 5/70450 Biological Clocks
  • 5/70460 Advanced Human Physiology + 5/70462 Advanced Human Physiology: Readings and Case Studies
  • 5/70515 Animal Behavior
  • 5/70519 Hormones and Behavior