Medical Biophysics is an interdisciplinary graduate department in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Our research applies fundamental investigations in the biological and physical sciences to address problems of medicine, with a focus on cancer research. Our scientists work in Research Institutes including the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Hospital for Sick Children, The Toronto General Hospital, Rotman Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Interdisciplinary research is at the heart of the department of Medical Biophysics, cutting across the conventional boundaries of physics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, biology and medicine. The MSc program is a common entry point, but the emphasis is on the PhD program. Graduate studies in our department focuses on both basic and translational research, and our graduates hold leading positions in fields ranging from Academia, Pharma & Biotechnology to Government, Education and Professional practice (Medicine, Law and Business).
Major Research Themes include: Biomedical Imaging, Cancer Diagnosis & Therapy, Cancer Mechanisms & Models, Cardiovascular Sciences, Data Science & Computational Biology, Image-Guided Therapy & Device Development, Neuroscience, Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine and Structural Biology.
Medical Biophysics in Numbers
- 220 graduate students
- 120 faculty members
- $100 million per year in external funding
- 1,000 publications per year