Quantitative and Chemical Biology is a transinstitutional first-year graduate program designed for students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree with a research focus at the interfaces between physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Students entering QCB typically have earned undergraduate degrees in chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, or mathematics. Previous coursework in biology and biomedical science is not required for entry into the QCB program, although QCB also admits students with undergraduate degrees in biological sciences who wish to develop their quantitative skills. A unique aspect of the QCB Program is that students have the flexibility to explore their research interests from the offerings of the twelve participating departments and programs prior to choosing a laboratory for their dissertation research.
While students in the first year QCB curriculum can pursue any interests in the biomedical sciences, the coursework generally follows one of four areas of interest:
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