Seminars

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.

Edward O’Brien, Pennsylvania State University
Hosted by Garegin Papoian
Title: Non-equilibrium coupling of protein structure and function to translation elongation kinetics
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, April 22, 2019

Michael Feig, Michigan State University
Hosted by Pratyush Tiwary
Title: Crowding, Clustering, and Phase Transitions in Crowded Cellular Environments
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019

Yun Chen, Johns Hopkins University
Hosted by Arpita Upadhyaya
Title: Force-dependent extracellular matrix remodeling in the tumor microenvironment alters exosome diffusion and induces CAF phenotypes
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019


Office Locations

Sergei Sukharev - Program Director: Biology-Psychology Building, RM 3260

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.

Read more about the Biophysics program...

ADMISSION DEADLINE THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL SEMESTER. Please apply HERE.

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 Abhilash Sahoo, third-year Biophysics student, on publishing his article "Pathways of amyloid-beta absorption and aggregation in a membranous environment" in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

Congratulations to Milos Nikolic, fourth-year Biophysics student, on getting his article "Long-term Brillouin imaging of live cells with reduced absorption-mediated damage at 660nm wavelength" published in Biomedical Optics Express.

Phillip Alvarez was 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.