Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

About Us

An academic and research component of Baylor College of Medicine, the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics is an interactive department emphasizing the development and application of cutting-edge technologies to study human disease and improve human health.

The department’s mission is to create an outstanding research and educational environment to support translational and preclinical research/education and to translate basic science discovery into new therapeutic interventions for human disease. Departmental researchers use systems-wide, integrated physiological, biochemical, biophysical and genetic approaches combined with specifically engineered mouse models and cutting-edge technology to define the mechanisms of human disease.

Research Areas

The department is comprised of seven research areas that offer Ph.D. and postdoctoral training: