A single molecule look at Alzheimer's
By combining single-molecule techniques with cell membrane conductivity, scientists in the Gafni/Steel group hope explain cell toxicity in the progression of the disease.
The Art of Fluorescence
This composite image by Robin Johnson was a finalist in the first annual image competition sponsored by the Biophysical Society
Probing membranes at the nano-scale
Super-resolution fluorescence localization imaging techniques make it possible to image biological systems with ~20nm lateral resolution using fluorescent probes.
High Performance Computing
Biophysicists use computing clusters to perform molecular modeling, neural network simulations, and single molecule image analysis.
Tracking single molecules in inhomogeneous membranes: Members of the Veatch group monitor the localization and diffusion of lipid probes embedded within phase separated bilayer membranes.
Fast NMR of Bicells
An innovative NMR spectroscopy method to speed up data acquisition from membrane proteins from the Ramamoorthy Lab
Welcome to Biophysics
Biophysicists at Michigan are working in the fields of Structural Biology, Spectroscopy and Microscopy, Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics, and Biophysical Chemistry. Approximately 80 graduate students, post-docs and professors work in our well-equipped laboratories. The graduate program offers a flexible curriculum of exciting courses related to these fields, taking advantage of the resources available at a major research University.
Tenure Track Faculty Position
The application deadline has now passed.
Thanks to all who applied!
- Matt Stone (Veatch Lab) is a 2015-2016 Rackham Predoctoral Fellow! March 26, 2015
- Julia Bourg (4th year graduate student in the Meiners lab) awarded the Willie Hobbs Moore Trailblazer Award! March 26, 2015
- BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR Featuring Keith Miller, "Molecular Mechanisms of General Anesthetics; from Lipids to Channels”
Speaker: Keith Miller, Depts. of Anesthesia & Critical Care/Biol. Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
- 5:00 PM
- BIOPHYSICS SEMINAR Featuring Thomas Pochapsky, Brandeis University "Watching enzymes at work: NMR for structural and functional studies of cytochromes P450"
Speaker: Thomas Pochapsky, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University
- 5:00 PM
- Dissertation Defense: Josef Dunbar, "Vibrational Probe and Methods Development for Studying the Ultrafast Dynamics of Preferential Solvation of Biomolecules by 2D-IR"