Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Designed for Ph.D. students with a particular interest in bioinformatics and computational biology from the genetics and molecular perspectives, this concentration combines a creative curriculum and a research experience guided by Center and Computer Science faculty who are expert in these areas.

The bioinformatics and computational biology option curriculum uses a combination of courses from the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Ph.D. curriculum, courses from the Molecular Biology and Genetics program, and other bioinformatics and computational biology-related courses specifically designed for the concentration or from various programs in the School of Medicine and the Department of Computer Science.

In addition to their coursework, Ph.D. students complete 3 research rotations during their first year in the program, and then begin their Ph.D. dissertation research starting in the summer before their second year. Faculty research interests are listed here.