The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is a research oriented department, located at the Boston University School of Medicine. Our research encompasses many facets of Cell Biology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Structural Biology, and Molecular Biophysics.
Graduate education plays a key role in the vibrancy of our scientific research, and we work continually to improve the programs and opportunities for graduate and medical students. Students graduated from our programs with the Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree have gone on to extremely successful careers in all areas of academic, pharmaceutical and industrial science.
The Department has extensive facilities and instrumentation for state-of-the-art research in cellular physiology and molecular biophysics. These include laboratories for NMR (both spectroscopy and imaging), X-ray diffraction and cryo-crystallography, electron cryo-microscopy and 3-D image reconstruction, micro-spectroscopy, calorimetry, light and fluorescence microscopy, optical tweezers, surface chemistry, electrophysiology, tissue culture and molecular biology.
Our size, about 100 personnel including faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research technicians and administrative support staff, is conducive to collaborations between groups, and many of the faculty have joint appointments in the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine, or Cell and Molecular Biology.
We invite you to browse our website, and encourage inquiries about our academic programs at any time.