The T. C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics offers three graduate programs, in which all faculty participate: the Program in Molecular Biophysics (PMB), the Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics (CMDB), and the T. C. Jenkins Biophysics Program. Applicants to the PMB and CMDB programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The T. C. Jenkins Program welcomes international students who are not eligible for support from NIH training grants. Each program offers a PhD in biophysics. Students are encouraged to select the program that best suits their interests, backgrounds, or eligibility. Students may apply through the program websites or through the Johns Hopkins University online application system.
Program in Molecular Biophysics
The Program in Molecular Biophysics (PMB) trains students in experimental and computational, molecular, and cellular biophysics. Students receive a strong background in physical chemical principles, structure and properties of biological macromolecules, computation, and biophysical methods. The coursework in PMB focuses primarily on quantitative physical chemistry of biological systems, structure determination and analysis of macromolecules, and computational analysis of biomolecular systems. The training faculty reside in the T. C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, in the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry in the School of Medicine, and in several other departments in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health.
Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics
The Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics (CMDB) has a primary focus on biology. Students receive strong background in modern biology and they can choose to receive training in biophysics as well. CMDB graduate students participate in a core curriculum including molecular biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, and biophysics. The training faculty reside in the T. C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, in the departments of Biology and Chemistry, and in the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Embryology on the Homewood campus.
T. C. Jenkins Biophysics Program
The curriculum of the T. C. Jenkins Biophysics Program is comparable to that of the Program in Molecular Biophysics. The T. C. Jenkins program accepts international students who are not training-grant eligible (i.e. students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents).