Much effort in biophysics is directed to determining the structure and dynamics of specific biological molecules and of the larger architecture into which they assemble. Some of this effort involves inventing new methods and building new instruments for viewing these dynamic structures in action. In addition, biophysicists are increasingly concerned with the mechanical properties of biological systems, on length scales from nanometers to meters.
Biophysics is relevant to medicine, and many biophysicists direct their investigations toward biomolecules that play a key role in disease.
The biological questions of interest to biophysics are as diverse as the organisms of biology:
Waitlist Policy for Biophysics:
Should there be the need for a waitlist, Biophysics concentrators will be given preference; after which open spots will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.