The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology also offers a separate program leading to the Master's degree. The cornerstone of the physiological science curriculum is vertebrate physiology, with emphases on integrative functions. The research and educational programs focus on integrative physiology at several levels of organization from molecules to living organisms, microscopic structures to macroscopic organization, and cellular properties to organ functions. Students receive comprehensive instruction in all areas of physiological science, while elective courses reflect faculty research expertise, including developmental neurobiology, gene regulation/neural development, cellular neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, neuromuscular physiology, neuroendocrine physiology, cardiac physiology, diet and degenerative disease, auditory and visual behavior, biomechanics of rehabilitative medicine, muscle cell biology, inflammatory cell biology, vascular biology, cardiac electrophysiology, neuromotor control, and social control of neuronal plasticity.
Students pursuing doctoral study in Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology laboratories enter interdepartmental Ph.D. programs either in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology (www.mcip.ucla.edu) or in Neuroscience (www.neuroscience.ucla.edu). Please see the websites for these academic units for program descriptions and information on admissions, etc.