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.

First name Last Name, Affiliation
Hosted by TBA
Title: TBA
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Hari Shroff, NIH/NIBIB
Hosted by Giuliano Scarcelli
Title: TBA
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

Sridhar Hannenhalli, University of Maryland at College Park
Hosted by Sergei Sukharev
Title: TBA
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 24, 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 are in order for Haiqing Zhao, Deborah Hemingway, James Komianos, Ugur Cetiner, & Hongcheng Xu, whom recently defended their theses.

Congratulations to Benjamin Daniels, who recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Biophysics.

2018 Best Poster Award Winner: Samira Aghayee.

Simona Patange & Carlos Floyd were awarded the National Science Foundation COMBINE Fellowship.

Zachary Bowen the 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.

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