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Biophysics

Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Contact Information

Biophysics
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
124 Sherman Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078

Phone: 716.829.2738
Fax: 716.829.2344
Email: pgy-bph@buffalo.edu
Web Address: www.smbs.buffalo.edu/phb
Perry M. Hogan
Interim Chair
Shinpei Ohki
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Program Overview

This area of study is available as a special major through the College of Arts and Sciences and must be approved by the Special Majors Committee. It is not a separately registered degree program. Refer to the Special Majors section in this catalog for more information.

The Biophysics faculty share a common interest in combining biology and physical principles to solve important research questions in biology and medical sciences. Students with strong interests in biology as well as cell and molecular biology who wish to understand how to apply physical and chemical principles to biological problems are encouraged to apply.

Biophysics faculty study the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids and lipids at the single molecular level. They investigate dynamics in areas such as vision and motility as well as molecular structure, signal transduction, transmission in nerve and muscle, cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions, structural determination of biological macromolecules, and tissues by using various spectroscopic methods, microscopic and imaging techniques.

Students who wish to apply for acceptance into the special major in biophysics should meet with the Senior Academic Advisor and Chair, Special Major Program, College of Arts and Sciences, 275 Park Hall, North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260 as soon as they decide to pursue a special major in Biophysics. To obtain the maximum benefit from the program, it is important to begin the process as early as possible.

Last updated: May 29, 2014 3:01 pm EST