MIT Biophysics Certificate Program

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<p class="rtejustify">The Biophysics Certificate Program is open to any graduate student who is already enrolled in a graduate program at MIT. Certificate requirements include a three-course 36-unit interdisciplinary core (Areas I, II, and III below) and a one-semester 6-unit discussion-based course (20.416J/7.74J) that exposes students to diverse areas of modern biophysics research. Students are additionally expected to present their graduate research in the Biophysics Graduate Student Seminar Series, participate in the annual biophysics retreat, which includes student poster presentations, student talks, and ethics training in the responsible conduct of research, and regularly attend the MIT Biophysics Seminar Series. A graduate certificate is not a formal degree, but rather a means of acknowledging that a graduate student has completed a course of study that includes training in biophysics in addition to their principal area of specialization. For questions related to the Biophysics Certificate Program please e-mail <a href="mailto:biophysics-certificate@mit.edu?subject=Biophysics%20Certificate%2... title="mailto:biophysics-certificate@mit.edu?subject=Biophysics Certificate Program">biophysics-certificate@mit.edu</a>.</p>

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<p><strong>Biophysics Certificate Program Requirements</strong></p>

<p>20.416J/7.74J Evaluating Current Research in Molecular &amp; Cellular Biophysics (6-units, fall)</p>

<p>*Plus one (12-unit) course from each of the following three areas:</p>

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<p><strong>Area I: Physical Sciences &amp; Engineering</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">8.592</td>
<td>Statistical Physics in Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 40px;">20.415</td>
<td>Physical Biology</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p><strong>Area II: Biological Sciences</strong></p>

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<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">7.51</td>
<td>Principles of Biochemical Analysis</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.52</td>
<td>Genetics for Graduate Students</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.58</td>
<td>Molecular Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.61</td>
<td>Eukaryotic Cell Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.493/ 20.446</td>
<td>Microbial Genetics and Evolution</td>
</tr>
</tr>
<td>HST.508</td>
<td>Quantitative and Evolutionary Genomics</td>

</tbody>
</table>

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<p><strong>Area III: Biophysical Methods</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">20.409</td>
<td>Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation &amp; Measurement</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.78 or 7.71</td>
<td>Biophysical Chemistry Techniques</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.55</td>
<td>Chemical Tools for Assessing Biological Function</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.069</td>
<td>Crystal Structure Analysis</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.65</td>
<td>Molecular Imaging</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>9.472</td>
<td>Neuroimaging Cells &amp; Circuits</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.46</td>
<td>NMR Spectroscopy &amp; Organic Structure Determination</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>2.715</td>
<td>Optical Microscopy &amp; Spectroscopy for Biology &amp; Medicine</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>2.710</td>
<td>Optics</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.57</td>
<td>Quantitative Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.81</td>
<td>Systems Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>HST.S15</td>
<td>Physico-chemical Concepts in Immunology &amp; Virology</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify">*It may be possible to substitute other biophysics classes at MIT for those listed above.&nbsp; To discuss this possibility, please contact Jeff Gore (gore@mit.edu).&nbsp; For other Biophysics classes offered, see additional Biophysics Courses.</p>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Additional Biophysics Courses</strong></p>

<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Biology</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">7.51</td>
<td>Principles of Biochemical Analysis</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.52</td>
<td>Quantitative Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.57</td>
<td>Protein Folding &amp; Human Disease</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.88</td>
<td>Protein Folding Problem</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>7.91</td>
<td>Computational &amp; Systems Biology</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Biological Engineering</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">20.415</td>
<td>Physical Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>20.420</td>
<td>Biomolecular Kinetics &amp; Cellular Dynamics</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>20.430</td>
<td>Fields, Forces, &amp; Flows in Biological Systems</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>20.385</td>
<td>Synthetic Biology</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Brain &amp; Cognitive Sciences</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">22.56</td>
<td>Noninvasive Imaging in Biology &amp; Medicine</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Chemical Engineering</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">10.540</td>
<td>Intracellular Dynamics</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>10.541</td>
<td>Kinetics of Biological &amp; Chemical Systems</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Chemistry</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">5.55</td>
<td>Chemical Tools for Assessing Biological Function</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.64</td>
<td>Biophysical Chemistry</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.65</td>
<td>Molecular Imaging</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>5.78</td>
<td>Biophysical Chemistry Techniques</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Civil &amp; Environmental Engineering</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">1.545</td>
<td>Atomistic Modeling &amp; Simulation of Materials &amp; Structures</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>1.88</td>
<td>Physical Ecology at the Microscale</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Electrical Engineering &amp; Computer Science</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">6.502</td>
<td>Introduction to Molecular Simulations</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>6.521</td>
<td>Cellular Biophysics</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>6.522</td>
<td>Quantitative Physiology</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p class="rtejustify"><strong>Materials Science &amp; Engineering</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">3.051</td>
<td>Materials for Biomedial Applications</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>3.901</td>
<td>Special Problems in Bio &amp; Polymeric Materials</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>3.96</td>
<td>Biomaterials: Tissue Interactions</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p><strong>Mechanical Engineering</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">2.710</td>
<td>Optics</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>2.715</td>
<td>Optical Microscopy &amp; Spectroscopy for Biology &amp; Medicine</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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<p><strong>Physics</strong></p>

<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 80px;">8.591</td>
<td>Systems Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>8.592</td>
<td>Statistical Physics in Biology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>8.593</td>
<td>Biological Physics</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

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