Many CRSB faculty, affiliates and advisors are also faculty in the Center for Computational Biology (CCB) that provides specialized learning programs such as the Designated Emphasis (DE) or the PhD program in Computational and Genomic Biology.
CRSB faculty, affiliates, post docs, or advisors also associated with CCB activities currently include Adam Arkin, Steven Brenner, Nicholas Ingolia, Liana Lareau, Lior Pachter, Susan Marqusee, Jasper Rine, and John Taylor.
DESIGNATED EMPHASIS (DE) IN COMPUTATIONAL AND GENOMIC BIOLOGY
The Designated Emphasis (DE) in Computational and Genomic Biology is a specialization applicable to PhD students in select programs with research interests in computational biology, which we refer to as Associated Programs. DE students receive a solid foundation in the different facets of genomic research and a competitive edge for the most desirable jobs in academia and industry, which increasingly require interdisciplinary training. For more information see Designated Emphasis (DE).
PHD IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND GENOMICS
The main objective of the Computational Biology PhD is to train the next generation of scientists who are both passionate about exploring the interface of computation and biology, and committed to functioning at a high level in both computational and biological fields.
The program emphasizes multidisciplinary competency, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary research, and offers an integrated and customizable curriculum that consists of two semesters of didactic course work tailored to each student’s background and interests, research rotations with faculty mentors spanning computational biology’s core disciplines, and dissertation research jointly supervised by computational and biological faculty mentors.
CRSB sponsors and provides seed money for computational experts who consult, collaborate and support education in this emerging and specialized field, currently including Lior Pachter, Steven Brenner, Bo Li, and Liana Lareau.