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Monday Seminars - Research highlights from students and post-docs 12pm 206 PRB

Wednesday Seminars -Guest speakers 12pm 206 PRB

DRTC and VIOM Seminars- 12pm Fridays 206 PRB

Genetics Interest Group (GIG) - 12pm Thursdays 206 PRB

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Prospective Trainees


Welcome to the website for prospective Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Graduate (MPB) students.  We hope you will find all of the information you need on this page; however, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Alyssa Hasty, at if you have any questions.

The majority of our MPB students enter the department via one of three programs: 


Each of these programs is described at length on their respective sites.  Briefly, they all involve core coursework and 4 rotations through laboratories of the student choice through 11 different basic science departments at Vanderbilt.  Subsequent to completing these rotations, the students choose a laboratory and department.  MPB is one of the departments that can be chosen through these 3 “umbrella” programs. The application process for these 3 programs can be found on their individual website.

A small number of students enter the MPB graduate program via a direct admit process.  In most cases, these are students who already have a Master’s degree.  Direct admits are arranged with a specific faculty member in the department, and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Education Committee, and the Department Chair.

Information on our guidelines, course requirements, qualifying exams, current students, recent graduates, travel awards, and graduate student association can be found here.


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