The Biophysics Graduate Degree Program is a broad inter-departmental Ph.D. program that joins the quantitative biosciences, with research at the cross-section between many biological disciplines (chemistry, physics, biochemistry, bioengineering, computational biology, neuroscience, cell biology, and so on).
Areas of excellence include structural biology (CryoEM, NMR, X-ray crystallography), advanced spectroscopy, microscopy and imaging, high-throughput methods, and the integration of experimental and computational methods applied to macromolecular modeling, as well as to system and synthetic biology.
These cutting-edge approaches are used by trainers in the program to study a variety of important biological phenomena and to develop new technologies. Our goal is to prepare students of diverse backgrounds with rigorous interdisciplinary and quantitative training for a future in research and teaching in academia and in industry and alternative careers.
As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our daily lives. As a university, we have adjusted by moving many course offerings online, and by setting up research schedules to limit the number of people in a given space at a given time. We are excited to welcome the new graduate students to our program this fall, and we look forward to them completing their rotations, and selecting research labs. We are currently hoping to have a student retreat in the spring. As more plans develop, we will continue to post updates
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