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About the program

The Biophysics Graduate Program (BP) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) prepares scientists to leverage new and emerging research tools—from nanotechnology to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy—to quantify biological processes in living biological systems using physics and chemistry. The program is set in an atmosphere of intense research collaboration and within a university known for its research accomplishments and interdisciplinary approach to discovery and education.

BP welcomes scientists of any race, religion, national origin, gender identity, caregiver and family commitments, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and eligible age or ability. We believe Black Lives Matter and are committed to sustained action to reduce racism and inequity in science.

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September 1, 2024


December 1, 2024

How to apply

Apply through the Molecular Cellular and Computational Biophysics application

BP is a member of

Optional designated emphasis in

Complex Biological Systems (CBS)

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