Structural Biology / Biophysics Research Track

Structural and biophysical approaches are used to address biological problems.

Key research areas include:

  • Structural biology experiments (X-ray crystallography, NMR
  • spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy)
  • Protein structure and design
  • Dynamics of membrane proteins, molecular motors and supramolecular assemblies
  • Biomolecular simulation
  • Chemical theory and computation
  • Single molecule biophysics
  • Experimental and computational approaches to drug discovery and design

Additional Biophysics resources including a list of our faculty with specific interest in biophysics can be found at: http://www.biophysics.utah.edu

 

Structural Biology/Biophysics Research Track Courses


  1. Structural Methods 
  2. Biological Motors
  3. Optics in Biology
  4. Molecular Modeling

Below is a sample list of past electives taken by BCP first-year students. 

CHEM 6740 Bioanalytical Chemistry
PH TX 7500 Macromolecular Therapeutics & Drug Delivery
PATH 6410 Molecular Virology
MBIOL 6480 Cell Biology I
PATH 7310 Host Pathogen Interactions
ONCSC 6500 Clinical & Molecular Cancer Biology

Please note: not all elective courses are taught every year.

 

Last Updated: 5/31/17