The Molecular Biophysics Training Program (MBTP) is an NIH funded training grant. The goal of the MBTP is to provide a rigorous, dynamic and strongly interdisciplinary training program for graduate students from the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Biology. Faculty from these departments as well as Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Bioengineering provide broad research opportunities. Students get hands on training using the numerous instruments and facilities.

Monthly Meetings 1st Tuesday of each month

Monthly Meeting Schedule


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Applications for the MBTP 2015-2016 school year will be available in March, 2015. Current students are also required to submit an application to continue funding.

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Upcoming Seminars

Structure and Dynamics of Microtubule-Associated and HIV-1 Protein Assemblies: Insights from Hybrid MAS NMR and Molecular Dynamics Approach


Dr. Tatyana Polenova (Gitte Vold Memorial Lecture, hosted by Stan Opella)

12 noon, NSB 1205

Kaplan Lecture


Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (hosted by Susan Taylor)

4:00 PM, Health Sciences Education Center Auditorium

EMD Millipore Lecture


Dr. Brian Kobilka (Kaplan Lecture, hosted by Susan Taylor)

4:00 PM, Health Sciences Education Center Auditorium

Seminars this past year

“Woulda Shoulda CUDA: How GPUs brought me back to science”


Dr. Scott Le Grand (hosted by Ben Madej)

4:00 PM, Health Sciences Education Center Auditorium

"The Oxo Wall"


Harry Gray (hosted by Ignacio Lopez and Lewis Churchfield)

4:00 PM Health Sciences Education Center Auditorium


more events

Program Contact

Susan S. Taylor

Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry

Leichtag Room 412
9500 Gilman Drive, 0654
La Jolla, CA 92093-0654

(858) 534-3677

Website Contact

Elizabeth Komives

(858) 534-3058