Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Introduction

The Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline integrates the study of fundamental mechanisms of normal and disease function at the molecular, cellular and organ/system levels to spur discoveries; leading to new and improved treatments for human disease. We engage in scientific discovery to elucidate biological processes, explore the pathophysiological basis of disease and identify novel therapeutic strategies for restoring normal function.

Students have the opportunity to do cutting-edge research within the areas of cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology, physiological basis of aging, neuropharmacology and mental health research cancer pharmacology, diabetes, addiction and pain research.

  • Mikaela Sifuentes

    I picked the UT Health Science Center because I appreciated the way this institution acts as a nexus between many different science and health disciplines. Although I study neuroscience, my program allowed me to form strong relationships with students in fields such as cancer and virology. Beyond the research, I was able to shadow medical professionals in the University Hospital neurology unit, which put a human face to my own research on stroke and brain trauma. This kind of education can only be experienced first-hand, and I feel that getting it here at this institution helps me become a more well-rounded scientist.

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ADMISSIONS AT A GLANCE

Students receive a stipend of $26,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.

Application Deadlines:

Fall/January 1st (Priority)

Fall/March 15th (Final)

DISCIPLINE CONTACT

Tanya Davila, 

Discipline Coordinator, 

davilat3@uthscsa.edu

210-567-4381 

Dr. Robert Brenner, 

Discipline Director, 

brennerr@uthscsa.edu

210-562-4044