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The Program in Molecular Biophysics

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

The Program in Molecular Biophysics trains graduate students to do cutting-edge biophysics research using the methods of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering, and computer science.

PMB students apply a wide range of approaches in their search for fundamental principles underlying the many reactions and interactions in living systems. Research combines cutting-edge experimental approaches such as single-molecule biophysics, cryoEM, supercomputing, and deep sequencing with established expertise in x-ray crystallography and physical chemistry of biomolecular systems. Combined training in experiments and computation positions trainees to address biological questions on scales ranging from the atomic level to systems-level to huge molecular assemblies and living cells.

Our first-year course curriculum is designed to expose all students to fundamental aspects of biomolecular structure, energetics, and dynamics, computational analysis, including hands-on laboratory training. Thesis research is directed by Hopkins training faculty from four schools (Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and Public Health), offering a broad range of thesis research projects. Small research groups foster collaboration and in-depth training. Informal seminars, retreats, and core courses create community.

All PMB students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents receive full financial support including tuition, health insurance, fees, and a 12-month stipend.

Assuming satisfactory progress toward the PhD, students may expect continued support of tuition, health insurance, and stipend through at least six years of graduate study.
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Application Deadline: 12/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Johns Hopkins University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:

Molecular Biophysics

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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