Welcome to the Department of Physiology & Biophysics

the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the Boston University

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics, located in the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research Building and the School of Medicine Instructional Building is a research-oriented department with about 80 personnel including 21 active faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research technicians and administrative support staff.  Our faculty members have a wide range of interests and are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in their chosen field. Our department is genuinely committed to providing excellence in research and training the next generation of scientists and leaders in basic and applied biomedical research. See Departmental News for recent events and photos.

Graduate Education

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine is proud to offer extensive Graduate Programs leading to M.A., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Each program stresses broad laboratory training and original research performed under the direction of a faculty advisor. With Graduate Education playing a key role in the vibrancy of our research, we work to continually improve the Programs in Physiology & Biophysics and expand the opportunities for our graduate students.

Our Research Interests

Research interests in our department encompass many facets of Structural Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Cell Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Physiology including:


    Our Facilities

    Extensive Facilities, laboratories and instrumentation promote state-of-the-art biophysical and physiological research including:

    • 3-D Image Reconstruction
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Core
    • Circular Dichroism & Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    • Cryo-electron Microscopy
    • Differential Scanning & Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
    • X-ray Crystallography, Diffraction & Scattering
    • Microfluidic Devices
    • Molecular & Cellular Biology Core
    • NMR Spectroscopy
    • Computing
    • Optical Trapping
    • Tissue Culture
    • Excellent Graphics Capacity
    • Centralized Medical-Scientific Library
    • Animal Care Facilities
    November 30, 2016
    Primary teaching affiliate
    of BU School of Medicine