Opportunities for Advanced Degree Students

Seminars

Students are highly encouraged to attend weekly Physiology Seminars where prestigious researchers from MSU and other institutes present their research.

Interact with Visiting Faculty

Students can meet with invited speakers to discuss a variety of topics including science, career, and policy questions.

Student Governance

Students can serve on several departmental committees.

Journal Club

Many research groups have weekly or biweekly journal clubs where students and faculty present and discuss research articles.

National Meetings

Awards are available to fund their travel to present their research at a national meeting.

Website Reports

Students are encouraged to become involved with the department website and the reporting of science news.

Laboratory Safety Training

Courses and training in radiation, chemical, biological and hazardous waste safety is obtained through the Office of Research and Biological Safety (ORCBS).

Ethics Training

Students are required to meet requirements for training in laboratory and science ethics. Also see the Graduate Program Handbook.

Become a Member of the American Physiological Society

The APS is devoted to fostering scientific research, education, and the dissemination of scientific information. By providing a spectrum of physiological information, the APS strives to play an important role in the progress of science and the advancement of knowledge.

MSU Workshops for Career and Professional Development

The Graduate School at MSU offers a variety of career training opportunies. The PREP Program provides students access to numerous career workshops. The NSF funded CAFFE Program provides opportunities for career development.