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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.



Onuchic honored by colleagues at 60th-birthday symposium

Rice Professor José Onuchic was honored at a 60th-birthday symposium at the... Read more


CTBP Student at UH Undergraduate Research Day

Caleb Daugherty, a CTBP Student, participated in the University of Houston's Natural Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Day. The event was held on October 12, 2017 and included 60 NSM majors and 25 NSM Faculty Mentors.

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Researchers map human genome in 4-D as it folds

Time-lapse view reveals new mechanism that brings DNA elements together By Allison... Read more