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Institute for Biophysical Dynamics

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  • Chuan He, Chemistry


  • Francisco Bezanilla, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Aaron Dinner, Chemistry
  • Benjamin Glick, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Chuan He, Chemistry
  • Stephen Kent, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Anthony A. Kossiakoff, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Ka Yee C. Lee, Chemistry
  • Keith Moffat, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Tao Pan, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Eduardo Perozo, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Benoit Roux, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Norbert Scherer, Chemistry
  • L. Ridgway Scott, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Tobin R. Sosnick, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Gregory Voth, Chemistry

Associate Professors

  • Greg Engel, Chemistry
  • Ronald Rock,  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Assistant Professors

  • David Biron, Physics
  • Margaret Gardel, Physics
  • Edwin Munro, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Bozhi Tian, Chemistry

The University of Chicago has established the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics to meet the challenges of achieving a molecular-level understanding of the structure, diversity and function of biological entities. The Institute represents new approach to scientific research at the interface between biology and the physical sciences, bringing together experimentalists, theoreticians, and computational scientists to forge a scientific culture of fluid exchange of ideas and collaboration across disciplines and among laboratories.

In addition, the Institute has established training programs to involve undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in this new cross-disciplinary approach to science. This culture of interdisciplinary research provides paths for insights developed at the laboratory bench to profoundly influence endeavors as diverse as molecular-based computing and the treatment of illness at the bedside.

Institute for Biophysical Dynamics
Gordon Center for Integrated Science, W101
929 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637