Prospective Students

Our online application for the 2018 season is now open!

The QCB Program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is a place where leaders in the chemical and/or physical sciences and the biological sciences are trained.

The unique aspect of the QCB Program is that students have the flexibility to explore their research interests from the offerings of the 16 participating departments and programs prior to choosing a laboratory for their dissertation research. Previous didactic training in the biological science is not required for entry into the Quantitative & Chemical Biology Program. Students in the first year QCB Program generally consider training in one of the following four tracks.

The coursework and research components of the program prepare students for research careers in which they are able to bring state-of-the art tools of the modern chemical and physical sciences to bear on cutting-edge biological problems. Successful completion of the QCB Program leads to Ph.D. degree.

Please explore our website to learn more about the exciting, stimulating, and comprehensive training provided by the QCB Program. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.


2017 Biomedical Graduate Program Recruiting Fair Schedule

Would you like to meet a representative of our Biomedical Graduate programs? We would love to meet you too! We will be attending the following Graduate School Fairs. Please stop by so we can get to know you.

REGISTER NOW to attend the FREE Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on July 25th 2017, October 3rd 2-17, and April 26th 2018! Save valuable time & interact live online with the nation's Top Biomed Schools.

You can also connect with us at

Date Graduate School Fairs and Links

NIH 2017 Graduate & Professional School Fair


2017 Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair


2017 Leadership Alliance National Symposium


2017 Virtual Fair for Graduate Training in the Biomedical Sciences for Individuals with Disabilities


The Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition


2017 Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair


SACNAS National Conference


ABRCMS 2017 Conference


2018 Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Vanderbilt University welcomes applications from all individuals who come from diverse populations that are under-represented in science or academia, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals with physical disabilities