Department of Physiology
Graduate Chair: Dr. Nigel West
Graduate Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (306) 966-4110Deptartment of Physiology
Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK CAN S7N 5E5
Physiology is the study of life and how living cells and tissues function, enabling organisms to live and interact with their environment. Physiologists answer key questions ranging from the workings inside single cells to the interactions between human populations and our environment on earth and beyond. Physiology plays a crucial role in integrating environmental influences and new molecular discoveries with the function of tissues and organs, and ultimately the whole body.
Our graduate programs provide advanced studies and research in major fields:
- comparative respiratory and cardiovascular physiology
- neurophysiology (electrophysiology, cellular imaging in neurons and glial cells, in vitro and in vivo studies of cerebral ischemia)
- vascular function, ion channels and endogenous gases
- calcium channels and neuroendocrine secretion
- hemoxygenase system
- cardiovascular pathology.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.
For admission and degree requirements, please see the University Catalogue.