The University of Chicago is offering a fundamentally interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biophysical Sciences.

Our program is unique. Students in the Biophysical Sciences Program select two mentors with disparate expertise from amongst the UChicago faculty and launch an interdisciplinary project between these two research groups.  In this way, we enable top students to explore the deep interface between the physical and the biological views of natural science.  Our students come from a wide array of undergraduate majors spanning the biological and physical sciences, but all combine a strong interest in biological science (broadly interpreted) with expertise in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and/or Engineering.  We provide our students with the research opportunities, training, community, and facilities they need to knit together existing disciplines and to create entirely new fields. Today, our program integrates over 70 faculty members’ laboratory groups across the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, and Engineering.