Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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About Us

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The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine maintains a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary research and education environment. Through this approach, our faculty synergistically combines cutting-edge technologies and expertise, from a wide range of biological and physical science fields, with the goal of solving the major health problems of our time. Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers train in the department within our five primary research areas: Biophysics and Bioengineering; Cardiovascular Sciences; Metabolism; Neural and Muscle Physiology; and Physiology of Cancer.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics is committed to Baylor College of Medicine’s diversity, equity and inclusion policies.

The department fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

We echo the same beliefs as highlighted in our institutional policies.

  • Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment conducive to academic excellence and strengthens our department and the Institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective.
  • Diversity helps position BCM and our department to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve.
  • We are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the BCM community.

Learn more about BCM’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources and initiatives.

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Education

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Learn about Ph.D. and postdoctoral training opportunities.

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Research

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The faculty use diverse research approaches and interact extensively with all trainees to promote a collaborative and collegial environment that enables great research through innovation.

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Department News

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See Baylor College of Medicine new releases covering the research and training area of molecular physiology and biophysics.

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Ask Me About My Research

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Dr. Christine Beeton is joined by a special guest to demonstrate the importance of scientists and researchers talking with others about their work.

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