Welcome to the Biophysics Graduate Program at UCR
Biophysics is a major area of study and research in the life sciences, attracting diverse students and faculty with a wide variety of research interests within a cohesive environment. The field of Biophysics has been well represented at UC Riverside and continues to grow. UCR offers a Ph.D. in Biophysics as well as an M.S. degree. Read on to find out more about what the Biophysics program has to offer.
DIVERSE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Biological Electron Transfer
Macromolecular Structure Determination
Neurobiophyics and Protein Engineering
STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES
Students in the Biophysics Graduate Programs will have opportunities in:
FINANCIAL AND GRANT SUPPORT
All Ph.D. students in the department receive generous financial support through fellowships, research assistantships, training grants and teaching assistantships.
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Many programs, labs and faculty combine together within the Biophysics program, creating opportunities for a diverse education and research that connects with your interests.
The picture below is from Dr. Debus's lab. Dr. Debus's research focuses on Photosynthesis, Biophysics, Physical Biochemistry, and Spectroscopy. Visit campus to find out more!
Courtesy of Dr. Richard Debus, Biochemistry
This Gif shows maize epidermal cells undergoing soap-film minimization.
Courtesy of Dr. Carolyn Rasmussen, Botany and Plant Sciences
This racetrack is lined with passive infrared photocells and used to measure the maximal sprint-running abilities of various animals, such as lizards, mice, rodents and snakes. Performance ability is related to lower level traits, such as limb proportions and muscle characteristics.
Courtesy of Dr. Ted Garland, Biology
The Graduate Admissions Committee considers a candidate's entire application file when making admissions decisions. Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed electronic application form
- A statement of Purpose
- Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
- Three letters of recommendation (two must be from faculty)
- A satisfactory score on the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Options for Fall 2023
- A satisfactory score on the Subject Examination in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry or Physics
- For non-US citizens whose native language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required