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Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah

Biophysics

At the University of Utah, scientists engage in cutting edge research in biophysics and related areas. In the Department of Physics & Astronomy, biophysics research is pushing the limits of nanometer-scale optical microscopy techniques, with the goal of studying molecular-scale biological systems; studying the process by which a new enveloped virus is created on the membrane of its host cell; and studying the properties of molecular motors, focusing on how these motors work together, how they are regulated, and how their functioning is disrupted or altered in various diseases.

Faculty

Listed alphabetically by last name.

Mourad Bendjennat   Saffarian   Vershinin

Mourad Bendjennat

Bioengineering and Biophysics.

• Faculty Activity Report (FAR)
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Saveez Saffarian

Enveloped virus budding.

Research Website
• Faculty Activity Report (FAR)
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Michael Vershinin

Experimental biophysics, optical trapping, single molecule experiments, emergent complexity, nanoscale phenomena, quantitative modeling & data analysis.

Research Website
• Faculty Activity Report (FAR)
Biophysics

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