Biophysics is a quantitative science that requires a significant level of competence in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology. These areas therefore form the required background coursework for this program, and serve as a springboard to an advanced focus, developed in consultation with a concentration advisor. Advanced foci may include structure-function relations of macromolecules, biomechanics of cell cytoskeleton, biotechnology for drug and gene delivery, molecular mechanisms of membrane transport, sensory signal transduction, for examples. The program also requires a capstone research project that reflects this focus and may be drawn from collaborative research opportunities offered by faculty in biology, chemistry, or physics departments.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Columbia University, MD
- Associate Researcher, Department of Orthopedics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Preventative Search and Rescue Ranger, National Park Service
- Research Assistant, Boston Children's Hospital
- Research Assistant, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Research Lab Tech, Walhout Lab, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Brown University, MS, Biotechnology
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, PhD, Biophysics
- Fulbright Fellowship (Denmark)
- Senior Associate, Gerson Lehrman Group
- Consultant, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
- Fellow - Research, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
- Analyst, ClearView Healthcare Partners
- Associate Data Analyst, Castlight Health
- MCAT Instructor, Kaplan Test Prep
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD
- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MD
- Wake Forest Medical School, MD
- Process Engineer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard