Alvar Gustafson, PhD

Alvar Gustafson, PhD

Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology



BA, Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College
PhD, Genetics, Development & Physiology, Cornell University



Campus: Boston
Office: M&V 204

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0976
Lab Phone: 617-636-0975
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Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

Although I no longer accept PhD thesis students, I continue to serve as a thesis mentor for MS in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students. I am also an active participant in graduate education through my service on thesis committees and qualifying examination committees, as well as my roles as a Course Director for Medical Cell, Tissue and Organ Biology, Course Director for Dental Histology, and Faculty Director of the MBS Program. My major area of research interest focused on male reproductive physiology and steroid hormone action.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research