Education and Training

The Department of Biophysics provides a vibrant training atmosphere for undergraduate and graduate students, and for postdocs. Trainees with backgrounds in biochemistry, biophysics, engineering, physics, math, and computer science come from throughout the U.S. and as far away as Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Trainees work to decipher the molecular mechanisms of fundamental biochemical and biological processes by analyzing the structure, evolution, and energetics of molecules and their assemblies using experimental and computational approaches.

The Department provides training and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation in individual labs and through experts in the Core facilities. Faculty in the Department are committed to all aspects of mentoring, from science training to providing teaching and outreach activities to career development. Former trainees, profiled below, have successfully moved on to a wide variety of positions.