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.

Hari Shroff, NIH/NIBIB
Hosted by Giuliano Scarcelli
Title: Biological Imaging at High Spatiotemporal Resolution
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

Sridhar Hannenhalli, University of Maryland at College Park
Hosted by Sergei Sukharev
Title: Transcriptional Enhancers – Looking out for the genes and each other
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Suren Tatulian, University of Central Florida
Hosted by Sergei Sukharev
Title: Structure, Aggregation, and Cytotoxicity of Amyloid Beta Peptide
Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Date: Monday, October 1, 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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DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION IS JANUARY 3RD FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL SEMESTER (there is no Spring semester admission). Please make sure to APPLY as soon as you can!

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 Guang Shi, first author & Biophysics PhD student, on getting his article "Interphase human chromosome exhibits out of equilibrium glassy dynamics" published in Nature Communications.

Please join us in congratulating Hao Wu, lead author & Biophysics PhD student, on getting his article "AWSEM-IDP: A Coarse-Grained Force Field for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins" published in Physical Chemistry B.

Congratulations are in order for Haiqing Zhao, Deborah Hemingway, James Komianos, Ugur Cetiner, Hongcheng Xu, & Desu Chen, whom recently defended their PhD 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.

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

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

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