PhD in Physiology (concentration in Reproductive Science)
This is an integrated Ph.D. program incorporating the teaching, research and physical resources of two departments, Physiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and offers interdisciplinary doctoral training in the Reproductive Sciences with the degree earned through the Department of Physiology. The program’s integration into the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology allows students the unique opportunity to obtain a Ph.D degree in a clinical environment. This close association of basic science and clinical medicine affords students a better comprehension of translational research opportunities directed toward ultimately benefiting reproductive medicine and health.
The curriculum represents an academic focus directed toward graduate education and research training in reproduction and development including genomics, proteomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. Dissertation research is typically performed in basic science laboratories located at the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development under the mentorship of Ob/Gyn graduate teaching faculty.