All Seminars start at 4:00 pm.
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm.

Frank Brown, University of California - Santa Barbara
Hosted by Garegin Papoian
Title: Mechanics and dynamics of simulated membranes: extracting bending moduli and difficulty in the extraction of diffusion coefficients
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Colenso Speer, University of Maryland College Park
Hosted by Sergei Sukharev
Title: Reconstructing Visual Circuits with Volumetric Super-resolution Fluorescence Microscopy
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Kandice Tanner, National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute
Hosted by Wolfgang Losert
Title: Engineering the physical properties of the tumor microenvironment
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

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.

Read more about the Biophysics program...

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 James Komianos and Simona Patange, whom were awarded the National Science Foundation COMBINE Fellowship.

Congratulations to Ugur Cetiner and Zachary Bowen recipients 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 & 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 & Ivan Rey Suarez

Recent Graduate: Huong Vu

Congratulations to Yonathan Cwik, who recently defended his thesis.