The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Integrative and Biomedical Physiology

Focusing on research training ranging from molecular and cellular physiology to human organ systems aimed at reducing disease and improving the health of individuals.

Program Mission

We are the oldest intercollege biomedical sciences program at Penn State's UNIVERSITY PARK campus and uniquely focused on the study of integrative mechanisms of living systems.  This IGDP seeks to advance society's understanding of how body systems work at all levels - molecular, cellular, tissues, organs - and apply that knowledge in order to reduce disease and improve the health of individuals.  Our recently awarded NIH predoctoral training program includes a cutting edge inter-discliplinary curriculum focused on developing skill sets necessary for entry into the 21st century biomedical workforce.  Our doctoral program was recently ranked in the top 10 physiology programs in the country.


Program benefits


Opportunities for Under Represented Minorities and Students with Disability

Our program actively recruits students of diversity and disability. Senior undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience may consider attending our Summer Research Opportunity Program and STEM open house. Accommodations are available for students with disabilities. Students are also considered for predoctoral trainee fellowship support.