MBP Exchange Group

Molecular Biophysics (MBP) Exchange Group was established following the introduction of a new concentration in Molecular Biophysics within four interdisciplinary PhD programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Biological Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Optical Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The MBP group is sponsored by the UNC Charlotte and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The MBP exchange group aims to foster expert connectivity, knowledge, and partnership opportunities at the intersection of physics, chemistry, and biology, ultimately contributing to biotechnological advancements in both the academic and industry sectors.

We host a series of lectures featuring distinguished speakers. If you are interested in joining this series or the MBP group, please contact Dr. Irina Nesmelova (Irina.Nesmelova@charlotte.edu).

2023-2024 series

March 14 .

April 4

April 25

Dr. Robert Daniels, Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Pediatric and Respiratory Viral Diseases, Division of Viral Products, Office of Vaccine Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA. Talk Title: Approaches to help overcome the barriers for incorporating NA antigens into seasonal influenza vaccines.

Dr. Joel Collier, Theodore Kennedy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University.

Dr. Alla Kostyukova, The Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering, Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, Washington State University.

2024-2025 series

September 26

October 3

Dr. Joshua Ziarek, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Dr. Michael Feig, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Michigan State University.