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.
Biophysics is a quantitative science that requires a significant level of competence in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.
Students in this concentration will:
- Develop problem solving facility across a wide range of biologically-pertinent physical and mathematical domains
- Have a foundation in evolutionary biology, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and other biological science areas
- Create a focus area around a particular theme or category
- Collaborate with a faculty member on a research project
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The Biophysics concentration prepares students for careers in many fields, including academic or industrial research, health careers, teaching and patent law.
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