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
- Structural Methods
- Biological Motors
- Optics in Biology
- 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.