Welcome to Graduate Studies in Physiology

Graduate Students are the beating heart of our department.  Our Research focuses on the real time, complex function of the body's system-the core phenomenon is an exchange of information. Our Faculty studies this issue at across a massive scale of body organization, ranging from the molecular, through the cellular, into tissue, and eventually to systems and behavior. Our goal is to draw a line between these scales to give a fundamental explanation for complex human abilities such as pain, sensation, breathing, homeostasis, and so on. We are well equipped to meet this challenge. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest edge technology in next-generation sequencing, genome-modification, CRISPR-based gene editing, dense neurophysiological recording, high-throughput screening and in vivo two photon imaging to name a few. We invite you to join our growing teams and help us push forward to discovery.

Financial Support:

All students are funded by a stipend coming from their supervisor's research grant. Masters students receive a minimum stipend of $22,000 annually and doctoral students receive $24,000.International students receive $25,000.  More info on stipends and fellowships can be found here: Awards and Financial Assistance

World Class Institution:

McGill University is one of Canada's best known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from over 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-Intensive university in the country. Find out more about McGill here.

Renowned City:

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Cost of Living in Montreal:

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