Program review: Challenges and opportunities for training the next generation of biophysicists: Perspectives of the directors of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program at Northwestern University

Francis Neuhaus, Jonathan Widom, Robert MacDonald, Theodore Jardetzky, Ishwar Radhakrishnan*

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Abstract

Molecular biophysics is a broad, diverse, and dynamic field that has presented a variety of unique challenges and opportunities for training future generations of investigators. Having been or currently being intimately associated with the Molecular Biophysics Training Program at Northwestern, we present our perspectives on various issues that we have encountered over the years. We propose no cookie-cutter solutions, as there is no consensus on what constitutes the "ideal" program. However, there is uniformity in opinion on some key issues that might be useful to those interested in establishing a biophysics training program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalBiopolymers
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Graduate training
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Training Program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Organic Chemistry

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