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.

Student Goals

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

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Claire Albel

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2019 1 1 1

Alumni Pathways

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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