Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics provides a research-intensive environment for advancing the training of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees.  The department aims to promote, at all levels, the understanding of the function of living systems.  An exceptionally strong group of 17 primary and 10 joint appointment faculty performs cutting-edge research and

  • Investigates the structure and function of cells at the tissue, molecular, all the way down to the atomic level.
  • Seeks to comprehend the general laws of molecular and cellular physiology and how they operate in living systems.
  • Strives to integrate their discoveries to understand the function of the entire organism and exploit this knowledge for the betterment of human health.

Graduate Program Application

The UVA predoctoral program is designed to attract and train candidates from two applicant pools: the biomedical sciences graduate program and the medical scientist training program

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Scientific Activities at UVA

The department has research opportunities in Electron Microscopy; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; X-ray Crystallography; Membrane Protein Expression; and Optical Microscopy and Single Molecule Fluorescence.
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Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology

The mission of the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology at UVA is to image cellular processes at high resolution using state-of-the-art cellular microscopy and structural biology techniques.
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Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center

The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center was established to expand basic, translational, and clinical research of cardiovascular diseases.
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