Spring Research Elective
Research as an elective course (PBIO 906 Research in Physiology) is available to a limited number of students during the spring semester only dependent upon approval from the Program Director. Research mentors are most commonly found within the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, however there is some opportunity to find research mentors outside our department. See below list of research mentors and topics from Spring 2019.
The Program Director holds a meeting with current students each fall to discuss the requirements of the spring research elective, and if the number of interested students exceeds the number of available spots in the research elective, a simple competitive application process is conducted in order to select students for the available spots.
Please note: research as an elective is not available in the fall semester for MS in Physiology students. Prospective students interested in a research-focused program may want to consider applying to our MS in Pharmacology program in which all elective credits can be taken as lab research in both the fall and spring semesters.
A 2017 alumna who is currently an M2 at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences was third author on a March 2019 publication resulting from the research she supported during her spring research elective in 2017.
EXAMPLES OF M.S. IN PHYSIOLOGY STUDENT RESEARCH (SPRING 2019)
|Faculty Mentor||Student Research Topic|
|Ahern||Effect of adenosine on the calcium current through TRPV1 in HEK293 cells.|
|Anderson||Effect of vasopressin antagonist consumption on irritability levels of patients with Huntington’s disease.|
|Barr||Effect of parents’ age on the media usage (content/context) in children with and without siblings|
|Brelidze||The redox state of cysteine residues in HCN and KCNH channels.|
|Dezfuli||The roles of NMDA and AMPA receptors in the release of norepinephrine through glutamate.|
|Forcelli||Effect of antiepileptic drugs on neonatal post-seizure apoptosis.|
|Fugh-Berman||How laws affect pharmaceutical marketing in the US and abroad, and the impact of under-promoting and over-promoting certain vaccines.|
|Kellar||Effect of aging on glutamate-stimulated release of norepinephrine through NMDA receptors.|
|Malkova||Apoptotic effects of anti-epileptic drugs on the brains of non-human primates.|
|Rebeck||Effect of enzyme expression level on cholesterol homeostasis in the brains of Alzheimers patients|
|Sahibzada||Using in vivo recording to observe the effect of Npy stimulation on gastric motility.|
|Shepard||Plasma membranes of kidney cells and the localization of the taste receptor domain for the TAS2r108|
|Vicini||Looking at calcium influx in Gcamp cells through control of a PV cell|