All Seminars start at 4:00pm and held in the Marker Seminar Room (0112), unless otherwise noted.
Light refreshments served at 3:45pm.

Juan Del Alamo, University of California at San Diego
Hosted by Helim Aranda-Espinoza
Title: The mechanics of leukocyte extravasation and subsequent migration through the three-dimensional extracellular matrix
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Gaurav Arya, Duke University
Hosted by Jeffery Klauda
Title: Computational Modeling of DNA Organization: From Nucleosomes to Chromatin Fibers to Chromosomes
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, April 2, 2018

Gevorg Grigoryan, Dartmouth College
Hosted by Garegin Papoian
Title: Tertiary Alphabet for the Observable Structural Universe
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Monday, April 9, 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 Yonathan Cwik, who recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics.

Congratulations to James Komianos, Simona Patange, & Carlos Floyd, whom were awarded the National Science Foundation COMBINE Fellowship.

Congratulations to Zachary Bowen 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.

Summer 2017 Research Fellowship Winner: Hao Wu

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