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Welcome to the Graduate Program in Biophysics of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology!

The Biophysics Graduate Program brings together faculty from biochemistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. The aim of the Biophysics Program is to train graduate students to use theoretical and computational methods in combination with cutting edge experimental techniques to solve some of the outstanding problems in biology, biomedicine, and bioengineering.

Research areas include Membranes and channels; Theory of molecular machines and motors; Cell mechanics; Motility and the cytoskeleton; Theoretical studies of protein and RNA folding and aggregation; Single molecule biophysics; Theory of hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions Scattering Techniques in RNA and Polymers Protein Structure; Nonlinear dynamics and biophysics of biological regulation; & Mechanisms of allostery and protein assembly. The core courses that include but are not limited to Statistical Mechanics, Chemical Thermodynamics, Biophysical Chemistry, & Membrane Biophysics and Cell Biology constitute the basis for further specialization.

We welcome students, with any background in science or engineering, who have a desire to work at the interface of several disciplines, and tailor the curriculum to suit the needs of the individual. Learn more about the Graduate Program and details on Admission.

Share our enthusiasm in tackling the next generation of problems in the complex world of biology using novel experimental and theoretical techniques. Please join us for one of our weekly Seminars and annual Symposia on special topics, and meet our Faculty and students.