Highlights24 October 2014
Moira Flanagan has been recognized for her undergraduate teaching with the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations Moira! Congratulations to Ramya Parameswaran who has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellowship and to Monika Scholz who has been named an HHMI International Predoctoral Fellow! Congratulations to our 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship winners, First-years César Cardona and Cat Triandafillou and Second-years Héctor Acarón Ledesma, Josh Riback and Third-year Kevin Song! BPHYS student James Crooks is co-founder of the outreach program Artifice which has been featured on Chicago Tonight.
SCIENCE communication recognizes benefits of dual mentorship in "A double dose of advice" by Huan Wang.
The University of Chicago is offering a fundamentally interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biophysical Sciences.
This unique program is offered to top students in the Physical Sciences who want to explore the deep interface between the physical and the biological views of natural science. This program is exclusively designed for scientists with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the physical disciplines (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering). We provide our students with the training, community, and facilities they need to create new fields and knit together the old ones. The Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences explores and combines the fields of Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Chemical Biology, and Computational & Engineering Biology on top of a strong foundation of Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology - covering the dynamics and structure of life from quantum and statistical mechanics, through the resolution of light, and up to the form and function of the basic biological unit (the cell).