All Seminars start at 4:00pm and held in the Marker Seminar Room (0112), unless otherwise noted.
Light refreshments served at 3:45pm.

Gregg Duncan, University of Maryland College Park
Hosted by Sergei Sukharev
Title: Microstructural Alterations of Mucus in Obstructive Lung Diseases
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Mihaela Mihailescu, IBBR/NIST
Hosted by Jeffery Klauda
Title: Exploring the Interplay of Host Defense Mechanisms at Biological Membranes: Insights from studies of antimicrobial Piscidins
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, February 05, 2018

Igor Aronson, Penn State University
Hosted by Wolfgang Losert
Title: Topological defects in a living nematic
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018

Office Locations

Sergei Sukharev - Program Director: Biology-Psychology Building, RM 3216

Souad Nejjar - Program Coordinator: Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) Building, RM 2123

The Biophysics program is supported by the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.

About Us

Welcome to the Maryland Biophysics Program. The Biophysics Program brings together faculty from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics working on questions at the intersection of the physical and life sciences. Please visit us for one of the weekly seminars and annual symposia with leading scientists. These events are open to the public, and bring together students and faculty from across campus and nearby institutions.

Read more about the Biophysics program...

Applying to fellowships or looking for a job after graduation, please visit this link.

The Biophysics Program has a broad range of research activities and close connections to federal research institutes in the Washington, D.C. area:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The University of Maryland COMBINE Program invites applications from students applying to the Biophysics program for Fall 2018. The deadline is January 17, 2018. Find out more about COMBINE on the main site and about applying for the program as a prospective UMD student on the Admissions site.

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Yonathan Cwik, who recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics.

Congratulations to James Komianos, Simona Patange, & Carlos Floyd, whom were awarded the National Science Foundation COMBINE Fellowship.

Congratulations to Zachary Bowen recipient of the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Scholarship offered by the U.S. Department of Education.

2017-2018 Dean's Fellowship Recipients: Carlos Floyd, Haoran Ni, Madolyn Britt, Yalun Yu, Yihang Wang, Riya Samanta, & Chenghang Zhang.

Summer 2017 Research Fellowship Winner: Hao Wu

2017-2018 Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship Winners: Hongcheng Xu and Haiqing Zhao

2017-2018 NCI-UMD Partnership Award Recipients: Tsung-Jen Liao, Michelle Baird, Stephanie Miller, John Giannini, Kyemyung Park, & Desu Chen.

2017-2018 NIH Fellowship recipients: Allison Leonard and Ivan Rey Suarez