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.

News & Announcements

  • Dr. Mark Petersen Defends Thesis
    On March 6th, graduate student Mark Petersen, of the Program in Molecular Biophysics, successfully defended his thesis:  “Thermodynamic Stability, Cooperativity, and the Partly Folded States of Semiautonomous Repeat Proteins”. Congratulations, Mark!
  • Juliette Lecomte Named AAAS Fellow
    Juliette Lecomte has been elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected annually for their contributions to their respective fields and the body of science as a whole. Juliette is a professor in the Department of Biophysics… Read more: Juliette Lecomte Named AAAS Fellow