Teaching is a central mission of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, whether it is in the research lab or in a formal classroom setting. Our faculty teach graduate courses in both the Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) graduate program at the School of Medicine and in the Program in Molecular Biophysics (PMB), which spans several Schools at the University. Offerings include core courses related to fundamental topics in biophysics, macromolecular structure, and structure determination methods, as well as more specialized elective courses. The Department also runs the first section of the Scientific Foundations of Medicine course for first year medical students. Postdoctoral fellows from individual laboratories both benefit from and contribute to the educational programs in the Department. Finally, the Department offers a range of seminars given by distinguished visitors, departmental faculty and postdoctoral fellows, and students.

Academic Calendars:

Academic Calendars at The Johns Hopkins University
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
School of Medicine Graduate Course Schedules

Student Resources:

Office of the Registrar Additional Information
Graduation / Thesis  & Dissertations Resources
Self Service for Students
Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Mistreatment
Canvas Website Access for JHU Faculty and Students

Graduate Training Programs

Ph.D. degrees are awarded to students who successfully complete graduate program requirements. Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry faculty participate in two Ph.D. programs and in the M.D./Ph.D. program.

  • Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology (BCMB)
    This graduate program is a collaborative effort of the basic science departments in the School of Medicine. with over 100 faculty from six departments, BCMB offers training in molecular and cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, developmental biology, physiology, neuroscience, structural biology and related biomedical sciences. Each member of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry participates in the BCMB Graduate Program.
  • Program in Molecular Biophysics (PMB)
    The Program in Molecular Biophysics train students to use quantitative experimental and computational techniques to explore the physical and chemical basis of biological processes. There are currently over 50 faculty members in the program, drawn from 11 departments at the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Public Health.  Video:  PMB Research Areas and Instrument Facilities .