Welcome to The Penn State Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Physiology
The Intercollege Graduate Degree Program for Physiology provides its graduates with an excellent foundation for careers in basic or medical life sciences through an emphasis on analytical skills and fundamental knowledge combined with research-intensive training. Research in the department encompasses a range of exciting investigations, all aimed at understanding life's fundamental mechanisms. Research is focused on mechanisms regulating cell function, metabolism, growth, and development under normal, as well as pathophysiological conditions.
Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, cell and molecular aspects of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology, regulation of gene expression, control of protein synthesis, polyamine metabolism, DNA repair, bioenergetics and mitochondrial transport, cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions, and transmembrane signaling pathways. Members of department are recognized for research excellence and are active in professional leadership roles, including membership on editorial and science advisory boards. The 35 faculty are devoted to working closely with graduate students in the course of their thesis research.
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Physiology Graduate Program
The Pennsylvania State University
College of Medicine
"The role of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in skin carcinogenesis"
Theresa D. Carr
Final Oral Examination for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy
Lisa M. Shantz, Ph.D.
Scot R. Kimball, Ph.D.
Jiyue Zhu, Ph.D.
Diane Thiboutot, M.D.
Edward Gunther, M.D.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
1:00 PM, Room C4702
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