Programs & Departments

Programs & Institutes

Bioscience Program The Bioscience interdisciplinary graduate training programs bring together and draw on the resources of many departments in the colleges of Science, Engineering and the School of Medicine.
Center for Cell and Genome Science The Center fosters interdisciplinary collaborative research by cell biologists, geneticists, mathematicians, chemists and physicists.
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute The SCI Institute is an international research leader in the areas of scientific computing, visualization, and image analysis. The SCI Institute currently houses the NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC).


Biology The Departments are part of the College of Science and feature a significant and growing experimental and theoretical effort in biophysics. Significant educational resources of interest to biophysics students are available through these departments. These departments are also affiliated with a wide range of programs and facilities that create special opportunities for research and education.
Physics and Astronomy
Mathematics The Department of Mathematics is part of the College of Science and is involved in theoretical and applied research as well as graduate and undergraduate education. Mathematical biology is one of its core areas of interest and a widely recognized strength of the department.
Biochemistry The Department is part of the School of Medicine. Its research and educational efforts focus on the structure and function of biological macromolecules. Biophysics tools and analysis techniques are a crucial part of department's research.
Bioengineering The Department is part of the College of Engineering and is focused on applied medically related research which includes biobased engineering, biosensors, medical imaging, biomaterials, biomechanics, computation/modeling, drug/gene delivery, neural interfaces, and tissue engineering.
Medicinal Chemistry The Department is part of the College of Pharmacy. Its mission is to create new knowledge for the discovery and development of new pharmaceutical drugs. The department conducts a wide variety of basic and applied research (including biophysics approaches) to advance its mission.