Biophysics Research Research Areas in Biophysics Dynamics of Biomolecules Force Transduction in Muscle Neurodegenerative Diseases Phase Transitions in Biology Protein Folding and Self-Assembly Systems biology and bio-networks Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Faculty Conducting Research in Biophysics Contact Specialization Alexey Aprelev Assistant Teaching Professor Disque Hall 924 firstname.lastname@example.org Luis Cruz Cruz Associate Professor Disque Hall 912 email@example.com Frank Ferrone Professor Disque Hall 922 firstname.lastname@example.org Brigita Urbanc Associate Professor Disque Hall 909 email@example.com Jian-Min Yuan Professor Disque Hall 819B firstname.lastname@example.org Current Research Projects Alzheimer's Disease Research Biophysics of Proteins and Membranes Protein Assembly Biophysics Facilities Biomanipulation and Microscopy Laboratories: Four optical tables and six research grade microscopes are configured to perform microscopic spectroscopy and manipulation on solutions and individual cells. A spatial light modulator allows spatial patterns to be encoded on samples and explored; all microscopes are temperature-controlled with state-of-the-art cameras, including a 2,000 frame-per-second high-speed system. Each optical table is also equipped with high power lasers for photolysis or fluorescence spectroscopy. Microfluidic attachments are available for use, and a small microfluidic fabrication facility has also been established. The fluorescence microscope resolves fast biomolecular dynamics in living cells. The Computational Biophysics Facility also includes two Beowulf clusters (44-node dual-core Xeon, 43-node dual quad-core Xeon [344 cores]), 24 TB RAID disk server, and 10 Linux workstations connected through a gigabit network.