Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches

This course is at the forefront of new tools — molecular, computational, biophysical — as it prepares students to tackle emerging biological questions.

Course date:
Jun 07, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023
Application due date:
Feb 01, 2023

Directors: Daniel Fletcher, University of California, Berkeley and Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley

Virtual Open House: Friday, January 13 at 9 AM PT. Click here to register for the open house.

Course Description

The MBL Physiology Course was founded by Jacques Loeb in 1892 and is one of the oldest continually running biology courses in the world. This intensive seven-week laboratory course has educated generations of leading biologists and fostered groundbreaking biological discoveries, including the Nobel prize-winning discovery of cyclin B.

As physiology has evolved to embrace modern microscopy and computational methods and incorporate the latest biological techniques, so has the Physiology Course. Today, the course is at the forefront of new tools — molecular, computational, biophysical — as it prepares students to tackle emerging biological questions. To teach this modern approach to research, faculty from the biological sciences and physical sciences, including engineering and computational sciences, come together each summer with an equally diverse set of students to create a unique training environment that mixes cell biology, biophysics, and computational methods in biology.

Join us! Students with backgrounds in either the biological sciences or engineering/physical/computational sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Admission to MBL courses is “need-blind”, and we are committed to recruiting underrepresented minorities and women in both the students and faculty.