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Choose from the Program in Molecular Biophysics; Program in Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics; or the Jenkins Biophysics Program.

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Our faculty specialize in solving biological problems using a combination of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

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Elise White Awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

Rising 3rd-year PMB student Elise White, in the Woodson Lab, was awarded the prestigious NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Research Award (NRSA) predoctoral fellowship. The F31 fellowship will […]

Dr. Taylor Devlin Defends Thesis

The Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics is pleased to announce that on April 12th, Dr. Taylor Devlin of the Program for Molecular Biology, successfully defended her thesis: FkpA Comes […]

Stephen Fried Named Sloan Research Fellow

Dr. Stephen Fried, Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Biophysics, has been named a 2024 Sloan Research Fellow, a prestigious award celebrating rising stars in academia. Awarded annually since 1955 […]