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


“Sequence-based design of selective small molecules targeting RNA”


Dr.Matthew Disney

Hosted by Jessica Peters

12 noon, NSB 1205

EMD Millipore Lecture


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

4:00 PM, Health Sciences Education Center Auditorium

MBTG Trainee Thesis Defense


Ben Madej

"Cellular membrane dynamics and algorithms for studying their interactions with pharmaceutical compounds"

9:00 AM NSB 1205

Seminars this past year

Kaplan Lecture


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

4:00 PM, Health Sciences Education Center Auditorium

Gitte Vold Lecture


Dr. Tatyana Polenova

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

12 noon, NSB 1205


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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