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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a vigorous interdisciplinary training program in biophysics (Molecular & Cellular Biophysics Program, MCBP) that we hope you will explore if you are interested in mechanistic and structural biology. The MCBP is distinguished by the size of its excellent and active faculty, by the rigor and diversity of its course work, and by its remarkably close and supportive community. We provide a rigorous educational and training experience that prepares our Trainees for top careers in modern quantitative and physical biology. We invite you on behalf of our students and faculty to browse our website to learn more about us.


MCBP Entering Class of 2021

2021 Cohort

Featured News

Barry Lentz travel award

Barry Lentz Travel Award recipients

Posted 5 days ago

Five trainees in the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program received the Barry Lentz Travel Award this spring. The award provides financial support to students who are traveling to a conference to present research.   I-Te Chu in the Pielak labĀ – … Continued

Field day blue team

First annual field day competition

Posted 1 month ago

Last Friday, May 20, biophysics students planned and participated in a friendly field day competition. Students were grouped by cohort and a biophysics faculty joined each team. Games included centrifuge bottle bowling, serological pipette horseshoe, beaker flip, and a lab … Continued

New Student Talks

Posted 2 months ago

On May 19th, four Molecular and Cellular Biophysics trainees will give talks on a research project of choice from their first year rotations. The event is hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics to welcome new students to the … Continued

Nick Randolph

Nick Randolph awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted 2 months ago

Nick Randolph was recently awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Nick is a member of Brian Kuhlman’s lab and a student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology curriculum. Read the Biochemistry and Biophysics department news post for more details.