All Seminars start at 4:00pm and held in the Conference Room (1116) of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) Building, unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments served at 3:45pm.

Lillian Chong, University of Pittsburgh
Hosted by Pratyush Tiwary
Title: The "Art of Possibility": Weighted Ensembles of Trajectories
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

Alexey Onufriev, Virginia Tech
Hosted by Garegin Papoian
Title: The nucleosome: from structure to function through physics
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Michael Naughton, Boston College
Hosted by Wolfgang Losert
Title: Nanocoax: A Device Architecture for Bioelectronic Investigations
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, December 10, 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

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.

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

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Zachary Smith, first-year Biophysics student, on publishing his article "Multi-dimensional spectral gap optimization of order parameters (SGOOP) through conditional probability factorization" in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Congratulations to Yalun Yu, second-year Biophysics student, on getting his article "Modeling Pseudomonas aeruginosa inner plasma membrane in planktonic and biofilm modes" published in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Congratulations to Alison Leonard on publishing her article "Parameterization of the CHARMM All-Atom Force Field for Ether Lipids and Model Linear Ethers" in Physical Chemistry B.

Congratulations to Tsung-Jen Liao on getting his article "Allosteric KRas4B Can Modulate SOS1 Fast and Slow Ras Activation Cycles" published in Biophysical journal.

Congratulations to Guang Shi on publishing his article "Interphase human chromosome exhibits out of equilibrium glassy dynamics" in Nature Communications.

Congratulations to Hao Wu on getting his article "AWSEM-IDP: A Coarse-Grained Force Field for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins" published in Physical Chemistry B.

Carlos Floyd & Phillip Alvarez were awarded the National Science Foundation COMBINE Fellowship.

2018-2019 Dean's Fellowship Recipients: Zachary Smith, Keshav Srinivasan, Spandan Pathak, & Logan Kaler.

2018-2019 NCI-UMD Partnership Seed Award Recipients: Milos Nikolic, Yihang Wang, & Tsung-Jen Liao.

2018-2019 NIH Fellowship recipients: Alison Leonard, Ivan Rey Suarez, Yalun Yu, Stephanie Miller, John Giannini, Kyemyung Park, Simona Patange, & Michelle Baird.