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Mission

Our mission is to conduct and foster research aimed at providing a quantitative framework for unraveling the workings of complex biological processes.

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), is one of nine Physics Frontiers Centers established by the Mathemathics and Physical Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation. CTBP represents a collaboration between researchers at Rice University, The University of California San Diego, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston, and is housed on the campus of Rice University, Houston, Texas. CTBP encompasses a broad spectrum of research and training activities at the forefront of the biology-physics interface. Research within CTBP focuses on the following broadly defined synergy programs:

These research thrusts encompass structure and function of large-scale molecular machines, intracellular signaling processes and cellular response, and the evolution and functioning of genetic regulatory networks.