The University of Washington is an outstanding environment for training and research in modern molecular biophysics, with excellent resources in protein crystallography, NMR and EPR, optical spectroscopy including pulsed and continuous lasers, and computer simulations and molecular modeling. NMR facilities include five 500 MHz spectrometers and a 750 MHz spectrometer. X-ray facilities include two rotating anodes and two area detectors.
Graduate training in Biophysics at UW involves 32 faculty in eight departments: Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Structure, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physics, and Physiology & Biophysics. The participating research groups include approximately 75 graduate students and a large number of postdoctoral research associates. One of the aims of the training program is to provide complementary expertise and opportunities for interdisciplinary training of students, so that, for example, students with physics backgrounds may get training in biochemistry. Training in Molecular Biophysics at UW occurs within a rich environment for consultation and collaboration among members of the program and collaborating laboratories throughout the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and College of Engineering, all located on one campus, and the nearby Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Graduate training in Molecular Biophysics is funded in part by a grant from the NIH, which provides financial support for 12-13 students on a competitive basis; sponsors a regular series of seminars by students, faculty, and guest speakers; organizes workshops, discussions and other interdisciplinary activities of interest to the participants; and advises students on academic matters.
Students interested in the graduate training in Molecular Biophysics must first gain admission to one of the participating departments. Applicants should identify and apply to the department(s) that most closely fit their interests.
Molecular Biophysics Training Program Attn: Kelley Riek University of Washington Seattle WA 98195 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: ___________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City: ___________________________________________ State/Zip: ______________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________________ Undergraduate Institution: ______________________ GPA: ____________________________________________ DEPARTMENT OF INTEREST (circle at least one): Biochemistry Bioengineering Biological Structure Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry Pharmacology Physics Physiology & Biophysics