The Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program (MCBP) is a nationally recognized, totally interdisciplinary training program with 55 faculty and roughly 60 trainees from the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP), as well as Physics, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Computer Science Departments. The MCBP is distinguished by the size of its excellent faculty, by the rigor and diversity of its course work, and by its remarkably close and supportive community.
The MCBP currently offers a minor in Biophysics (“Concentration in Biophysics”) in conjunction with eleven Departments or Curricula participating in the Program (primarily: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry). Students admitted to the MCBP Program satisfy the Program Requirements but must be admitted to Ph.D. candidacy through the degree granting unit they decide to join.
The MCBP is limited to twelve per year in order to maintain its excellence. For this reason, students must submit an Application separate from their BBSP application. The deadline for submission of this application is March 15, 2013. The MCBP Admissions Committee reviews all applications, and applicants will be notified of their admission as promptly as possible so they will be able to make informed matriculation decisions. Once admitted, new MCBP trainees join in the fall a close-knit community of students and faculty committed to their success.