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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.



Rice advances the art of protein blacksmithing

Rice University biological physicists took inspiration from the mighty blacksmith to... Read more

Jia AACR Award

CTBP PostDoc Receives AACR Award

Dongya Jia, a Rice University CTBP postdoc (top row, 4th from the right), received the "2019 AACR Scholar-In-Training Award" from the American Association for Cancer Research while attending their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 30, 2019.

Contessoto Presents Research

Dr. Vinicius Contessoto presents his research on DNA interaction within chromosomes to prospective Frontiers In Science undergraduates. The students learned about possible research projects within the FIS program, and were able to also hear from past participants in the FIS... Read more