Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Graduate Degree Program
6152 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH
We are an interdisciplinary endocrine program with an additional longstanding focus on reproduction. Our faculty’s research predominantly focus on reproductive biology and physiology, maternal health and fetal health at the level of intrauterine programming, and the adult endocrine diseases to which they relate (hypertension, obesity, diabetes). We use a variety of multidisciplinary approaches in our research, from stem cells and cellular/molecular biology, to comparative physiology, to translational work in humans.
All ERP students are funded through training grants, fellowships, faculty research grants, and scholarships. Funding includes a competitive stipend, tuition, and access to comprehensive health insurance; traineeships and fellowships include student fees. All applicants are automatically considered for funding and funding is guaranteed, conditional upon satisfactory annual progress. Students also receive annual conference travel funds, and can compete for research supply grants.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. A background in the biological sciences and strong references are a priority. Due to the breadth of our program research areas, we do not hold specific course prerequisites for admission. However, applicants should be aware that our core course requirements include intermediate and advance biochemistry and cell biology in addition to endocrinology and reproductive physiology. Application fee waivers available upon request.