The goal of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry is to understand life processes in terms of organic and physical chemistry. This necessitates a wide spectrum of research and teaching that encompasses the full range of molecular biophysics (including structural studies, energetics, molecular design/engineering, computational chemistry and genomics) as well as prominent areas in the molecular biology and genetics of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses. 

This spectrum interfaces both with the physical sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the preclinical and clinical departments in the School of Medicine. Indeed, the Department views itself as a bridge between these geographic/administrative and intellectual extremes of the biological sciences. The Department’s size and distribution of interests is designed to be broad enough to make this a substantial bridge, but small enough to be a truly cohesive functional academic unit.


June 1, 2017
Congratulations to Andrew Miranker who was one of seventeen applications from Yale innovators have been named finalists for grants and resources from the Blavatnik Fund for...
May 24, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Kuanlin Wu, 3rd year grad student in Tony Koleske’s lab, has been selected to receive an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship...
May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Patrick O’Brien, 2nd year MB&B grad student in Professor Nikhil Malvankar’s lab, who has been selected to receive a 2017 National Science...