Our understanding of biological function has advanced due to a synthesis of molecular genetics, biochemistry, and insights gained from molecular structural information. Taking a quantitative, physical approach is the best route to position yourself as an innovator in the field.
The Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics program complements more traditional graduate programs in biology, chemistry and physics by offering an integrated, molecular-based approach to understanding biological problems, taking insights from all three disciplines.
The program focusses on biophysical approaches to determine the structure of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies. Faculty advisers are chosen from any participating department, regardless of affiliation to a particular discipline. A particular strength of the participating faculty is structural studies.
Enrolling in the M.S. Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics program will allow you access to state–of–the-art x-ray facilities at the nearby Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, one of the most intense x-ray sources in the world.