Department of Biophysics

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Courses


Biophysics  is a molecular science which seeks to explain  various biomedical processes in terms of  molecular structures and properties of specific molecules. It uses various biophysical  principles to describe the biomedical processes for the purpose of medical applications both in normal and diseased  states. It is a vibrant interdisciplinary area with links to all the functional medical branches. The biological questions with which the biophysics is concerned are highly diverse. It is the potential of biophysics to describe that how the photons, odours ,  sound waves, flavours or touches are detected by the respective sense organs and converted into electrical  signals that feed the brain with information about the external world. It explains, say for example, how a muscle convert the chemical energy of hydrolysis of ATP into mechanical force & movement. It is the biophysics which addresses  structurally that  how a single long DNA molecule unfolds and replicates with great precision or directs the production of proteins. The list is endless. Biophysics being a diverse field has specialized areas such as molecular & structural biophysics,  radiation biophysics, cancer biophysics with imaging & radio-pharmaceuticals, theoretical & computational biophysics, biophysical techniques & mechanisms, membrane biophysics, biophysical proteomics & genomics etc. The faculty in biophysics often have doctoral & post doctoral work in these areas.

Our department is mainly involved in teaching the various biophysical principles involved in human system both in normal & diseased  conditions. The faculty intends to start the applied research work towards patient care. The department. has  two faculty members at a level of  Professor (Dr. Rajeev Goel) and Assistant Professor ( Mrs. Richa Sood).




To make the Department a Centre of Excellence in Translational Health Research



  • To start M.Sc and later on Ph.D/MD courses in Biophysics at par with AIIMS.     

Lab Development:       

The deptt. presently does not have the laboratory infrastructure. 

  • A Fully Equipped state- of- the- art  Bio-potential,  Molecular & Structural Biophysics  and Radiation Biophysics Labs are required for carrying out the research. 
  • Bio-potential   lab will be an asset   for demonstration of bio-potentials to undergraduates as well.

Radio-isotope Based Diagnostic Test: 

  • 14 C – Urea Breath Test can be established for the diagnosis of H.pylori   
  • Infection  if provided  with the infrastructure and staff for  Radiation Biophysics Lab.

Staff Requirement: 

  • Minimum of three faculty members  with post doctoral experience.
  • Two Senior Demonstrators ( having Ph.D/MD Biophysics)
  • One Technical  Officer. 
  • Three Senior Lab Technicians. 
  • Three  Lab Assistants

Research Areas of Interest and Priority : 

  • Electromagnetic Field Induced Stem Cell Differentiation
  • Proteomics & Structural Biophysics
  • Photobiology & Imaging 
  • Gene Silencing 

( The  deptt. is interested to carry out the inter- departmental research activities and  have equal interests in research on  Nutraceuticals/ Herbal  Medicine)



  • The  thrust will be to make the department a Centre of Excellence in a particular area of  health research/technology depending upon the common interests of all the faculty members besides starting the M.Sc/Ph.D/MD programmes in Biophysics in future.
  • Emphasis would be on  focussing  the research projects to have innovations having clinical impact. 


  • To develop the scientific bent of mind while teaching, inculcating moral values amongst students and to  carry forward the legacy of our teachers & predecessors.



  • The department mainly being a teaching dept. has a teaching room with visual aids.
  • The dept. has a subscription to a few journals which are accessible to the students.
  • The Bio-Potential lab will be developed for demonstration of Bio-Potential practicals once the equipment is received.

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. Rajeev Goel Professor and Head 1-Feb-2001

•    Awarded Institute (PGIMER) Silver Medal (First Order) for the Best Research Work      done(1996). 
*    Winner of Best Paper Award 1993, of Indian Society  for Atherosclerosis  Research (ISAR) for  the Best Paper presented in  the  6th  Annual  Conference  of ISAR  and International Symposium on Platelet Function in Coronary Atherosclerosis, New Delhi, India , Dec. 4–6, 1993.

Travelling Grants:
*    Awarded DST Travelling Grant for attending the 10th International Symposium on Atherosclerosis. Montreal, Canada 1994, by Deptt. of Science & Technology, New Delhi, India.
*    Awarded CSIR and DST Travelling Grant for attending the 4th IUBMB Conference on "Life and Death of the Cell" at Edinburgh, U.K., 1996 by CSIR and DST, New Delhi, India.

•    Post Doctoral Fellowship from Indiana University Medical Centre, IndianaPolis, U.S. A.,  (1998).

2 Mrs. Richa Sood Assistant Professor 22-Nov-1997


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Teaching Roster

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The  deptt. is involved in  M.B.B.S. teaching.


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Competency based under graduate curriculum

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Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)

Departmental Activities