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.
Biophysics Faculty Position
Applications are no longer being accepted for the Biophysics tenure track Assistant Professorship starting September 2016. Thank you for your consideration.
- Matt Stone (Veatch Lab) featured in the Rackham Student Spotlight January 18, 2016
- Biophysics Nobel Laureate Oncley Lecturer Martin Karplus is featured in the Michigan Daily. November 2, 2015
- Pavithra Aravamudhan (Biophysics alumna, Joglekar Lab) won a 2015 ASCB and Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Kaluza Prize! October 20, 2015
- Biophysics Seminar : "Having Fun with Unpaired Electrons: Enhancing the Sensitivity of NMR & Radicals Essential for Life"TBA
Speaker: Guinevere Mathies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry Department
- 5:00 PM
- Biophysics Seminar "Active Matter: Applying the Materials Physics Paradigm to Biology"
Speaker: Apama Baskaran, Martin A. Fisher School of Physics, Brandeis University
- 5:00 PM
- Biophysics Featuring Linda Columbus, University of Virginia, Title: TBA
Speaker: Linda Columbus, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Virginia
- 5:00 PM