Welcome to the Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Graduate Program!


Molecular biophysics is an exciting interdisciplinary research field at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology (MBSB) PhD Graduate Program is an adventure that brings together faculty across the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh as well as faculty of various departments at Carnegie Mellon University. It aims to provide a fertile and collaborative research and learning experience to its students, and has allowed current and previous students to explore a range of fascinating research topics. This website is meant as a resource to provide a useful source of information about the Program, for both current participants and anyone interested in joining us.


Please contact the program co-directors (below) with any questions or suggestions concerning the program you may have. Please contact the webmaster for any suggestions regarding the website.


Dr. Andrew Hinck
MBSB Program Director

Department of Structural Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Telephone: 412-648-8533
Email: ahinck@pitt.edu
Dr. Maria Kurnikova
MBSB Program Director

Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University
503 Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-268-9772
Email: kurnikova@cmu.edu