The Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology (BSCB) Faculty administers the Ph.D. degree program in Biophysics for the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. This handbook is intended to outline the major features and policies of the program. The general features of the graduate experience at the University of Rochester are summarized in the Graduate Bulletin, which is updated every two years. Students and advisors will need to consult both sources, though it is our intent to provide the salient features here. Policy, of course, continues to evolve in response to the changing needs of the graduate programs and the students in them. Thus, it is wise to verify any crucial decisions with the Graduate Studies Coordinator.