Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program
NYU School of Medicine’s Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program focuses on the molecular mechanisms of a wide array of biological phenomena, including membrane transport, cell signaling, nucleic acids, and protein folding and design, through the use of biophysical and biochemical tools. In this program offered through the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, students benefit from a strong history of collaboration between participating laboratories. This provides an opportunity to combine approaches from different disciplines to investigate essential biological processes.
Our students use experimental approaches to molecular biology, including X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, computational modeling, MRI, mass spectrometry, single-molecule imaging, and other biophysical and biochemical methods.
To learn more about our program, email program director David Stokes, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org; graduate advisor Alexander Serganov, PhD, at email@example.com; or administrator Alberta Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-263-8573. To apply, complete our online application.
Our executive committee consists of David Stokes, professor, Department of Cell Biology; Alexander Serganov, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Stevan Hubbard, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Xiangpeng Kong, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; and Nate Traaseth, PhD, assistant professor, NYU Department of Chemistry.
Our admissions committee consists of of Alexander Serganov, PhD; Da-Neng Wang, PhD, professor, Department of Cell Biology; Karim-Jean Armache, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; and Nate Traaseth, PhD.