Biophysical Sciences

A computational and physical perspective of molecules and the cell has changed the biochemical focus of biology. Mechanobiology studies the role of forces in the structure and function of molecules, cells, and tissues. This new view relies on structure, not only the traditional methods of x-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy but also structures from imaging by light and electron microscopy. The resulting mechanical and 3D models rely on powerful computational biology algorithms and approaches.