Department of Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry

The researchers in the Department of Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry address fundamental biological problems at a mechanistic level, using cutting-edge tools including cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR, single molecule studies and computer modeling. Current areas of research include DNA replication and repair, chromatin dynamics, transcriptional regulation, translation, cell division, cell-surface receptors and the innate immune response. Faculty members participate in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program and the Program in Molecular Biophysics, as well as several other School of Medicine graduate programs.


Cynthia Wolberger, PhD

  • Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
  • Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry