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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.



Cancer cells steer a jagged path

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Rice University researchers, from left, José Onuchic, Herbert Levine and Federico Bocci, brought together computational models at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics that established the central role of a ligand, JAG1, that helps cancer cells... Read more

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Rice University scientists determine the whole structure of the condensin protein... Read more

Rice biophysicist honored by American Physical Society for protein...

The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded Rice biophysicist José Onuchic the... Read more