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The field of biophysics began in the 19th century when the principles of Newtonian physics were applied to the biological sciences. Today, biophysicists study physical processes in living things at scales ranging from molecules to cells to tissues to whole organisms. 

Potential Specialization Areas

  • Macromolecular structure/function and characterization
  • Electrophysiology
  • Nanotechnology/nanobiology
  • Tissue engineering
  • Mechanical properties of cells and tissues
  • Molecular basis of cell motility and biotransport

Faculty Working in Biophysics