grad-biophysics

Students enrolled in a UW–Madison doctoral program can pursue a doctoral minor in biophysics. The doctoral minor offers substantial training in biophysics. A doctoral minor in biophysics can serve as supplement to training in a broad range of disciplines in which physics, physical chemistry, biology, and medicine intersect. The biophysics minor will give students a rigorous understanding of quantitative approaches to physical and chemical problems in the life sciences. Course offerings that provide pedagogical instruction to biophysics students serve as the basis for the biophysics minor. 

Required Courses
CHEM/​BIOCHEM  665 Biophysical Chemistry4
CHEM 668 Biophysical Spectroscopy2-3
Elective Course3
Students choose one or more of the following or any course used to satisfy elective requirements for the Biophysics Ph.D.:
Protein and Enzyme Structure and Function
Prokaryotic Molecular Biology
Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Total Credits9-10

Faculty: 

Chair: Professor Meyer Jackson (Neuroscience Department) Website

Paul Ahlquist (Oncology) Website

Tom Brunold (Chemistry) Website

Judith Burstyn (Chemistry) Website

Sam Butcher (Biochemistry) Website

Silvia Cavangerno (Chemistry) Website

Baron Chanda (Neuroscience) Website

Ed Chapman (Neuroscience) Website

Gheorghe Craciun (Mathematics) Website

Cindy Czajkowski (Neuroscience) Website

Katrina Forest (Bacteriology) Website

Brian Fox (Biochemistry) Website

Sam Gellman (Chemistry) Website

Pupa Gilbert (Physics)

Randy Goldsmith (Chemistry) Website

Jeff Hardin (Zoology) Website

Katie Henzler-Wildman (Biochemistry) Website

Hazel Holden (Biochemistry) Website

Aaron Hoskins (Biochemistry) Website

Mathew Jones (Neuroscience) Website

Jim Keck (Biomolecular Chemistry) Website

Bob Landick (Biochemistry) Website

John Markley (Biochemistry) Website

Megan McClean (Biomedical Engineering) Website

Matthew Merrins (Biomolecular Chemistry)

Julie Mitchell (Mathematics) Website

Regina Murphy (Chemical and Biological Engineering) Website

Vatsan Raman (Biochemistry) Website

Ivan Rayment (Biochemistry) Website

Tom Record (Biochemistry) Website

Gail Robertson (Neuroscience) Website

Phil Romero (Biochemistry) Website

Kris Saha (Biomedical Engineering) Website

David Schwartz (Chemistry) Website

Alessandro Senes (Biochemistry) Website

Nate Sherer (Oncology) Website

Melissa Skala (Biomedical Engineering) Website

Lloyd Smith (Chemistry) Website

Daniel van der Weide (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Website

Reid Van Lehn (Chemical and Biological Engineering) Website

Ophelia Venturelli (Biochemistry) Website

Doug Weibel (Biochemistry) Website

James Weisshaar (Chemistry) Website

Yongna Xing (Oncology): Website

John Yin (Chemical and Biological Engineering) Website