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The vast majority of the education and training of Biophysics Graduate Program students takes place in lecture and seminar rooms and in laboratories at UCSF’s bold, emerging 43-acre research campus in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco.  By design, Mission Bay buildings offer faculty members and students in different fields open, contemporary research space and meeting areas.  By custom, space at Mission Bay is allocated with integration in mind; it would be the norm, for example, for biologists and chemists and physicists to work together in labs next to each other or radiating off the same laboratory hub.

A new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay  adjacent to UCSF’s research campus at Mission Bay opened in 2015. The new hospital invites expanded opportunities for translational research while spurring further growth and development of the whole Mission Bay district.

UCSF’s Mission Bay campus offers students open outdoor space, a well-equipped community and fitness center with a rooftop swimming pool, student housing, cafes, emerging nearby small businesses and eateries, shuttle service to the main UCSF campus on Parnassus and other UCSF sites, and public transportation within San Francisco. 

The City of San Francisco itself is a diverse, vibrant metropolitan area of tremendous social and cultural depth and breadth and stunning beauty. Recreation outside of the city—from hiking to kayaking, camping to skiing—is within easy reach.

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