Education / Graduate Education / PhD Programs / Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology (BSCB) / Students / Student Handbook / Definitions Definitions Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology (BSCB) Program Director (David Mathews) leads the activities of the program. Education Committee of BSCB Program is responsible for monitoring student progress through the educational program, and for curriculum development. Education Committee Chair (Joseph Wedekind) directs the Biophysics Ph.D. training program, provides advice to students on policies and various aspects of the program, and is responsible for communicating requirements and policies to the students. Thesis Advisor selected at end of first year of study, is primarily responsible for directing student’s research toward Ph.D. Thesis Advisory Committee is selected at the beginning of the second year, and is responsible for monitoring student progress toward the Ph.D. degree. The committee provides advice and consent with regard to the student’s thesis research objectives. Graduate Studies Coordinator (Melissa Vera) keeps graduate student records and handles questions regarding requirements and procedures. The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics office is located in room 3-8529.