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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:


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: 2/15/24