(Programs of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, and Physics)

Overview

This certificate is designed to meet the need for scientists and educators with broad, interdisciplinary training in the quantitative biological, biochemical, and biomedical sciences. Students who successfully complete the certificate and degree requirements will receive a certificate in Structural and Computational Biophysics, as well as the degree in the program in which they matriculate. The program is a collaboration among the programs of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences and Physics.

Following matriculation and at least one semester of coursework in a participating program (currently Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences and Physics), students can apply for admission to this certificate program. Admission is initiated by meeting with the SCB program director. The student will then submit a letter of intent and a graduate transcript to their department representative or to their program director. The letter of intent should express the students interest in the program, a proposed plan of study, and how the program meets the students career and academic goals. Following favorable evaluation, applicants may be recommended for admission by the program director, with final approval determined by the Graduate School.

Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in multiple departments, including the Wake Forest Structural Biology Facility (csb.wfu.edu), the DEAC Linux cluster (deac.wfu.edu), and well-equipped research laboratories in biophysics, biochemistry, and biomedical engineering.

The interdisciplinary certificate program in Structural and Computational Biophysics began in 2005. Information on the program and links to faculty research interests can be accessed at scb.wfu.edu.