Biophysical Society UB Student Chapter

The UB Student Chapter of the Biophysical Society (UB-BPS) is a UB student organization recognized as official BPS Student Chapter in December 2019. It was established to serve the undergraduate and graduate student body in Biological Physics and the Biophysical Sciences. It is affiliated with Biophysical Society, the Physics Graduate Program at UB and the Biophysics Program

Vision of the UB-BPS

The goal of this chapter is to promote biophysics research and education and to help create a sense of community amongst students interested in biophysics. Additionally, the chapter seeks to promote the development of useful professional skills, including collaboration, communication and leadership, and professional network building. The chapter engages in outreach activities, organizes educational events and supports biophysics students' activities. 

Activities the UB-BPS

BPS week 2023.

2023 UB Biophysics Day!
On March 31, students, staff, and faculty with expertise or interest in BIOPHYSICAL research gathered around posters for an exciting exchange of ideas. A news article can be found here

This is an annual event. To get further information about future events, join the UB Biophysics list-serv

Viviana Monje-Galvan, PhD   Assist. Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mikhail V. Pletnikov, MD, PhD  Prof. and Chair of Physiology and Biophysics
Gabriela Popescu, PhD  Professor of Biochemistry
Arnd Pralle, PhD  Professor of Physics


  • President  -  Michael Zucker
  • Vice President  -  Taranpreet Kaur
  • Secretary  -  Akansha Sharma
  • Treasurer  -  Ibraheem Alshareedah
  • Other  -  Muye He
  • Faculty Advisor -  Arnd Pralle