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.


February 26, 2018
By Dahyana Arias Escayola:  Congratulations to Tony Koleske on being elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering! Tony was elected in recognition of his...
January 31, 2018
The Overview at the February 7 Inauguration of the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science will be given by Professor Mark Gerstein, The Yale Center for Biomedical Data...
November 29, 2017
Congratulations to  Madeline Sherlock whose doctoral work in the lab of Dr. Ronald Breaker has earned her the 2018 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Award by the RNA...