The MBL Physiology Course

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Course Date: June 14 – August 2, 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2020 | Apply Here

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

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.

This course is supported with funds provided by: