Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB)

Approaches of structural biology and biophysics are becoming increasingly important in biomedical research. Our Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB) graduate program offers various opportunities for students to gain knowledge, skills, and expertise for conducting research using structural and biophysical approaches. They include cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and other single-molecule techniques. The program also covers computational biology. The overall goal of this graduate program track is to produce well-rounded researchers who can effectively apply the approaches of structural biology and biophysics to important biomedical problems. Established in 2002 (originally as the Biophysical, Structural, and Computational Biology track), our Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB) track has a history of two decades and has produced many skilled scientists who are successful in academia, pharmaceutical/biotechnological companies, and other organizations.