Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that uses the methods of, and theories from physics to study biological systems. Researchers in our department use the tools of biophysics to address fundamental questions about the functioning of the human body. One example of how biophysical tools are used by our researchers is to study ion channels that regulate how the heart generates and maintains its regular beat, and how the heart controls its force of contraction. This research directly impacts our understanding and treatment of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
Researchers in our department who utilize biophysical tools in their research: