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The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics plays an important role in the education and training of professional and graduate students in medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

Nine students are currently pursuing PhD degrees in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics as part of the department's graduate program. Four of these students are members of the NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), pursuing combined MD and PhD degrees. The significant number of students enrolled in the MSTP is reflective of the major contributions made by our laboratories toward the understanding of clinically-relevant diseases such as muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and hypertension.