Current Students


On Monday December 4th, Dr. Amédée des Georges will be presenting the first ever Biophysics seminar titled: "Peering into the structure and dynamics of the ryanodine receptor using cryo-electron microscopy." Please join us in Chemistry Room 1315 at 2pm for Dr. des Georges presentation.

We would like to invite interested students to apply to the Biophysics Graduate Degree Program for a Fall 2018 start in the program. Applications are due December 15th; please apply through the portal on the main graduate school webpage:
Once you have completed an application, please email the Biophysics program at to ensure we received all of your application materials.

On Friday September 29th, members of the Biophysics community gathered at Union South for the first ever Biophysics Colloquium event. Senior students and a couple of recent graduates in the program presented well received talks about their projects. These talks generated quite a bit of discussion and interest amongst audience members and the award for the best student presentation was awarded to Allison Didychuk, a student in Sam Butcher's lab. After the talks, everyone moved to a poster session that all the students in the program had been invited to present at. The posters were an excellent showcase for the diversity of work being done by students in the Biophysics program and Sean Dai, a student in Lloyd Smith's lab, and Cheng-Guo Wu, a student in Yongna Xing's lab, received awards for the best student poster presentation. The Colloquium was capped off by a reception where students and faculty had a chance to socialize as a program (Thermofisher graciously provided refreshments for the reception). We look forward to continuing this tradition in years to come! 

Matthew Stilwell, Biophysics graduate student in the laboratory of Doug Weibel, and collaborator Mengyi Cao (Bacteriology) were recently announced as winners of the WARF Discovery Challenge. This competition aims to promote cross-disciplinary research and provides students an opportunity to seek new collaborators. Matthew and Mengyi's project "A Microfluidic Device for Tracking Bacteria-Animal Symbioses" demonstrated the need for cross-discipline collaboration while displaying innovation.