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. 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.
The focus of the department is on research. The M.Sc. program is a common entry point, but the emphasis is on the Ph.D. program. Our graduates hold leading position in fields ranging from Academia, Pharma & Biotechnology to Government, Education and Professional practice (Medicine, Law and Business). Graduate research cuts across the conventional boundaries of physics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, biology and medicine. Interdisciplinary research is thus at the heart of our program. The Department emphasizes both basic and translational research.
Major Research Themes include: Quantitative Oncology, Cancer Diagnosis & Therapy, Medical Physics & Imaging, Image Guided Therapy & Intervention, Data Science, Computational Biology, Structural Biology, Nanomedicine, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience.
Medical Biophysics in Numbers
- 220 graduate students
- 120 faculty members
- $100 million per year in external funding
- 1,000 publications per year