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Anatomy and Physiology

Academics

Graduate program

Graduate programsThe Department of Anatomy and Physiology offers opportunities for graduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Cell and systemic physiology, immunophysiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology are the major themes of research of the department.

Specific areas of interest include

  • comparative exercise physiology
  • food animal immunophysiology
  • molecular biology of membranes
  • molecular genetics and gene mapping and expression
  • neural control of cardiovascular function
  • ion channel structure and function
  • transport processes and pathophysiology of microcirculation

Faculty from other departments comprise a strong ancillary support group. Career options available with an advanced degree in anatomy or physiology include academic positions in various animal and human health science-related institutions such as Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as positions in industry and agribusiness.

Master of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

A College-wide program.

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 

A professional program administered through the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Graduate Student Positions available
Bionanotechnology

Laboratory of Dr. Rob DeLong (http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/anatomy-physiology/faculty-staff/faculty/DeLong/index.html) has one opening for an outstanding applicant to pursue PhD or DVM/PhD in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, in the Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State University. Students who have completed or will complete an undergraduate and/or master’s degree by December 2015 from an accredited institution in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics or Bionanotechnology are especially encouraged to apply early and to matriculate January 2016.

Interested candidates should apply on-line to the K-State Graduate School (http://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/application-process/) and concurrently send a letter of interest, transcripts and a resume/CV listing any publications to Ms. Taylor Richter, Graduate Program co-ordinator, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, 228 Coles Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5802, 785-532-5666, trichte@vet.k-state.edu. Letter of interest should clearly state interest in pursuing PhD with Dr. DeLong.   

Cancer Biology

One PhD student opening is available in the Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Lab of Dr. Jianzhong Yu at Kansas State University, Department of Anatomy and Physiology. The focus of research in our lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis, with specific emphasis on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the Hippo pathway and mTOR pathway regulated tissue growth. For more information, please visit: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/anatomy-physiology/faculty-staff/faculty/yu/index.html.  Interested candidates should apply on-line to the K-State Graduate School (http://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/application-process/) and concurrently send a letter of interest, transcripts and a resume/CV listing any publications to Ms. Taylor Richter, Graduate Program co-ordinator, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, 228 Coles Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5802, 785-532-5666, trichte@vet.k-state.edu. Letter of interest should clearly state interest in pursuing PhD with Dr. Jianzhong Yu.  

Molecular Neurodegeneration 

One PhD student opening is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Yulan Xiong at Kansas State University, Department of Anatomy and Physiology.  Our lab focuses on molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease using various model systems including yeast, Drosophila, mice, primary and human neuronal cultures. The general approach in our lab is to use a powerful combination of genetics, molecular biology and behavioral analysis to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases in human.  For more information, please visit: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/anatomy-physiology/faculty-staff/faculty/xiong/index.html Interested candidates should apply on-line to the K-State Graduate School (http://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/application-process/) and concurrently send a letter of interest, transcripts and a resume/CV listing any publications to Ms. Taylor Richter, Graduate Program co-ordinator, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, 228 Coles Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5802, 785-532-5666, trichte@vet.k-state.edu. Letter of interest should clearly state interest in pursuing PhD with Dr. Yulan Xiong.  

Admissions

To be admitted with full standing, the applicant must have

  • an average of B or better in the junior and senior years
  • a bachelor's or veterinary medical degree from an approved institution
  • adequate undergraduate preparation in the proposed field

This degree requires 90-hours of graduate study, including 30-hours of research. For those currently holding a master’s degree, up to 30-hours of graduate hours can be applied to the doctorate program. For DVM candidates, if 12 hours of dual credit has not been applied to the Master of Science degree, it may be applied toward the PhD.

All applicants must identify and be accepted by a mentor from our graduate faculty before their application will be considered.

Department of Anatomy and Physiology graduate courses

Apply through the K-State Graduate School

For additional information, please contact Taylor Richter at trichte@vet.k-state.edu