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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, the University of California - San Diego and The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 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:
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships in PoLS
We are actively recruiting quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, etc.) Ph.D. graduates for postdoctoral positions beginning in 2015. We are looking to fill several positions with postdoctoral candidates that are well-versed in quantitative science, but who are very interested in learning and tackling research problems in the realm of biology and medicine. Previous experience in working on living systems may be beneficial, but is not necessary. CTBP postdoctoral scholars will participate in leading-edge research with world-renowned faculty and at the same time will be provided opportunities to expand career-enhancing skill sets (grant writing, teaching, mentoring undergraduate research students/projects, etc.) CTBP postdoctoral scholars will also share in unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience in biological techniques while working closely with experimental scientists. An initial review of applications will begin in early February 2015, but applications will continue to be reivewed until all postitions are filled. Learn more...
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics of Cancer
Dr. Herbert Levine, co-director of the CTBP, is looking for postdoctoral researcher to start in late summer or early fall 2015. This postdoc will take part in a collaboration on modeling the spatial organization of cancer tissue, focusing on breast cancer data (both in vivo and in 3D culture) regarding the dynamical interplay of different types of cells (normal vs. malignant, infiltrating immune cells, cancer-associated fibroblast) comprising a tumor. Relevant background includes a Ph.D. in biological physics or a closely related discipline, experience in spatiotemporal dynamics, and a desire to learn the relevant biology. Learn more...
NSF Renews Grant for Biological Physics Research at Rice
The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at Rice University has received a five-year, $11.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its research into how interactions at the atomic scale relate to the behavior of cells and their communities. Read more…
From left: Herbert Levine, Eshel Ben-Jacob, José Onuchic and Peter Wolynes.