Jenkins Biophysics Program

Biophysics research plays a leading role in uncovering the beauty and intricacies of how biology works. Coupling math and physics with biochemistry, the strength of biophysics lies in analyzing biological systems in a quantitative fashion. In the Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, we use cutting edge experimental techniques and modeling to gain mechanistic insight into a wide range of key biological questions. Our department is a community of graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers, and our mission is to provide the highest quality education, support, and training for carrying out world-class science.

The Jenkins Biophysics Program is designed for students interested in obtaining a doctorate in biophysics. Students joining this program carry out their doctoral research with a faculty member in the Department of Biophysics. This program is financially supported through departmental funds, and therefore can support international students who are ineligible for NIH training grants.

  • Dr. Ghassabi Kondalaji defends dissertation on nucleosome assembly
    On November 10, Jenkins Biophysics Program student Samaneh Ghassabi Kondalaji successfully defended her dissertation titled “in-vitro Investigation of Nucleosome Displacing Factors in Affecting Nucleosome Assembly and Histone Core Repositioning by Remodelers.” Congratulations!