Highlights30 March 2013
Congratulations to our 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship winners, First-year Ryan Mork and Second-years Vu Dinh and Guillermina Ramirez. Congratulations to Ernesto Vargas Lopez, who successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Capturing the Molecular Details Underlying the Activation of Voltage-gated Potassium Channels” in Autumn Quarter 2013.
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).