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Biophysical chemistry at the University of Oregon enjoys a particularly outstanding national reputation. The strength of this program stems from the extensive collaborations between research groups involved in the development and application of physical methods and research groups with expertise in molecular and cellular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry. Some of the physical methods in use include scanning force microscopy, x-ray crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, calorimetry, circular dichroism, photoelectron microscopy and rapid time scale fluorescence methods. Some of the areas of active research include protein structure, dynamics of protein folding, protein-nucleic acid interactions, force measurements on single molecules and imaging of large (non-crystalline) macromolecular complexes. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the research, biophysical chemistry faculty have very close associations with the Institute of Molecular Biology.

Eric Corwin (physics)
Victoria J. DeRose
Marina G. Guenza
Scott Hansen
Mike Harms
Diane K. Hawley
James E. Hutchison
Shawn Lockery (biology)
Andrew H. Marcus
Jeff McKnight (biology)
Brad J. Nolen
Raghuveer Parthasarathy (physics)
Kenneth E. Prehoda
James Prell
S. James Remington (physics)
William Roberts (biology)
Tristan Ursell (physics)
Peter H. von Hippel (emeritus, research active)*

*Professor von Hippel continues to be research active and welcomes postdoctoral applications, as well as applications from undergraduates interested in research.