At least 2 credits of research are required for the Biophysics major. Students must obtain an override from the Biophysics program prior to registering for 399. Students wishing to do research in a laboratory not affiliated with the Biophysics program must identify a Biophysics faculty co-sponsor who will serve as your 'instructor' point of contact within the program. When you enroll in 399, you will be enrolled under your Biophysics co-sponsor's section. You are required correspond with your Biophysics faculty co-sponsor about your progress. Your faculty PI will be responsible for corresponding with the Biophysics faculty co-sponsor about your final grade. Students wishing to identify a co-sponsor must complete and turn in the "Biophysics Research Co-Sponsor Form" (linked below).
Each credit is equivalent to at least three hours a week of actual work for a 14 week term (minimum 50 hours per term-credit hour). You should give yourself enough time to consult with faculty regarding how many credit hours you should take.
All students are required to take some sort of lab safety training PRIOR to their first time performing research in a lab. This can be done by watching a safety video in the Science Learning Center (1720 Chem) or by taking a class offered by EHS. Please consult your faculty research advisor for specific instructions. Any other questions can be directed to the Biophysics Student Services Administrator.
All students must submit a lab report/summary (1-2 pages) both to their research advisor and to the department by the last day of exams unless required earlier by their research advisor.
NOTE: undergraduate student researchers may receive credit or be paid as temps for their work, but they may not receive both pay and course credit for the same work.
The following Biophysics faculty have lab openings--in-person or remote--for undergraduate students in SPRING/SUMMER and/or FALL 2022 (please email the faculty member for more information). If you want to work in a specific faculty member's lab and do not see them listed below, you are encouraged to email them with an inquiry! Please contact Biophysics Student Services with any questions or issues.