Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program

Structural and Quantitative Biology Research

Traditional biological research and computational science methods have come together to form the next wave in research. This combination is maximized in the Structural and Quantitative Biology area of concentration.

This area of concentration includes the best of traditional research training in areas such as biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, computer science, engineering, and physiology and interfaces them with emerging disciplines at the forefront of the biomedical sciences, such as computational and theoretical biology, cellular dynamics and engineering, structural biology and biomedical imaging.

Our students and faculty employ a combination of research approaches to analyze molecular and anatomical structures, to examine and model cellular organizations and to gain insight into how biological components work together to form systems that sustain life.

Students in this area will be exposed to such state-of-the-art research environments while exploring problems involving metabolomics, intracellular and extracellular signaling pathways and their relationships to cellular function, computer modeling of macromolecular structure and metabolic pathways, designing and constructing biomimetic sensing systems, imaging organs and tissues using x-rays, ultrasound, and computed tomography, and computational analysis of large genomic and medical databases associated with prediction of disease and proteomic profiling.

Biomedical research is increasingly cross-disciplinary and Structural and Quantitative Biology is integral to this approach. Spend a moment to learn more about each of our faculty’s research programs!

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