The Field of Biophysics encompasses many Departments and Sections. Here is a list of Core Faculty in the Field of Biophysics:
- Barbara A. Baird/David Holowka: Structure and molecular mechanisms of cell surface immunoreceptors; protein chemistry.
- John W. Brady, Jr.: Molecular biophysics; molecular dynamics simulations (MD); neutron diffraction experiments; aqueous solutions; biopolymer interactions; carbohydrates.
- Richard A. Cerione: Signal transsduction; protein structure; drug design.
- Peng Chen: Single-molecule spectroscopy, metallochaperone protein interaction, metalloregulator-DNA interaction, nanoparticle catalysis.
- Harold Craighead: Nanostructures, biotechnology; DNA analysis: biosensors; molecular motors.
- Brian Crane/Alexandrine Bilwes: Bioinorganic catalysis; protein structure; electron transfer; light and redox sensing.
- Steven Ealick: Enzyme and inhibitor structures; X-ray crystallography; molecular modeling.
- Gerald W. Feigenson: Biological membranes and membrane proteins; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy; membrane phase behavior..
- Chris Fromme: Biological membrane transport; GTPase regulation of protein trafficking; X-ray crystallography.
- Jack Freed: Electron spin resonance; dynamic structure of membranes; protein structure and dynamics..
- Sol Gruner: Structure and properties of soft matter; biomaterials; X-ray instrumentation and methods.
- George P. Hess: Neurotransmitter function and new chemical kinetic techniques; laser pulse photolysis.
- Ailong Ke: Structure and function studies of RNA and RNA-protein complexes.
- Michael Kotlikoff: Muscle biology, mouse genetics, molecular imaging, ion channels.
- Manfred Lindau: Mechanisms of exocytosis and endocytosis.
- Yuxin Mao: X-ray protein crystallography; membrane trafficking; phosphoinositide signaling pathway.
- Linda Nicholson: Multidimensional NMR studies of the biological basis of protein regulation.
- Robert Oswald: Ion channel receptor/ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics.
- Thomas G. Owens: Excited state transfer reactions; time-resolved spectroscopy and computer simulation.
- Lois Pollack: Folding and conformational changes of proteins and nucleic acids.
- David I. Shalloway: Computational protein folding and dynamics; algorithms for structure-based drug design.
- Holger Sondermann: Regulation in cellular transduction; structural biology; enzyme kinetics; biochemistry.
- Robert E. Thorne: materials physics problems in structural genomics; disorder and disordering mechanisms in protein crystals; radiation damage and its mitigation; cryopreservation techniques; development of new hardware; synchrotron-based imaging and diffraction; atomic force microscopy; light scattering; nanofabrication.
- Michelle Wang: Molecular motors; mechanics of gene expression; RNA polymerase; biopolymers.
- Watt W. Webb: Membrane biophysics; ion channels; receptor signaling mechanisms; physical optics.
- Chunhui (Chris) Xu: Biomedical imaging, fiber optics, optical instrumentation.
Biophysics Faculty located in New York City
- Harel Weinstein, Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics
Weill Medical College, NYC
- Chris Sander, Head of Computational Biology Center
Sloan-Kettering Institute, NYC
Faculty affiliated with Biophysics