Graduate Education

The QBio will work closely with the Physical and Engineering Biology (PEB, link) and the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB, link) graduate programs to provide interdisciplinary training to graduate students from the physical and biological sciences. An important goal is to increase the numbers of graduate students with undergraduate backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, data and computer sciences who work on biological questions. The QBio will provide space for PEB students in their first year, before they join labs. 
The QBio also benefits from the recent formation of a new graduate track—Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics & Structural Biology (BQBS) —within the BBS program. Faculty in the QBio will play key teaching roles in this track, including providing advanced courses in modern mathematical approaches in biology such as machine learning and AI.