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Welcome to The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) is one of ten Physics Frontiers Centers established by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). CTBP is also sponsored by the Division of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB). Additional support comes from the Division of Chemistry (CHE) and the Division of Materials Research (DMR).

CTBP represents a collaboration between researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston, and is housed on the campus of Rice University, Houston, Texas.

CTBP encompasses a broad array of research and training activities at the forefront of the biology-physics interface. Research within CTBP focuses on the following broadly defined areas: Fundamentals of physical genetics; Interacting active elements and biological functionality; Integrated living systems; and Development of Core Methodology.

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position with CTBP, please apply here.



Dr. Jose Onuchic Grant featured by Welch Foundation

Dr. José Onuchic's grant was recently featured by The Welch Foundation.

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FIS Undergrads Contribute to Publications

The Frontiers In Science (FIS) Program provides an entry into natural and physical science disciplines for students from all disciplines and academic levels.  These students are able to work with researchers both during the summer and through the academic year as time permits.  One of the... Read more

CTBP Members in Recent Biophysical Journal

The recent paper by CTBP members Pengzhi Zhang, Swarnendu Tripathi, Hoa Trinh, and Dr. Margaret Cheung from the University of Houston was featured on the cover of Biophysical Journal.  They investigated the impact of bound calmodulin (CaM)-target compound structure on the affinity of calcium (Ca... Read more


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