prospective students

About Physiology & Biophysics

Program Information

Program Requirements

Meet our Current Students


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University of Washington

Seattle and the Puget Sound Region


current grad students

PBIO Graduate Student Requirements

Graduate School Ph.D. Policies

List of Courses

Fellowships and Training Grants

Molecular Medicine Training Program


The Graduate Program

The graduate program in Physiology & Biophysics exposes students to a broad range of experimental and analytical skills required for a successful career in research and/or teaching. The research opportunities in the department are very broad, ranging from identification of key molecules in cell division to how decisions are formed and executed in the brain. Students, post-docs and faculty in the department share a common aim of bringing work in these diverse areas together to advance our understanding of how the body works. Our incoming students share one vital quality: a strong motivation and excitement about doing science.