PhD in Quantitative Biosciences at Georgia Tech


Dear Colleagues,

We are actively recruiting strong undergraduates from the physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing to join an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Quantitative Biosciences (QBioS) at Georgia Tech. Applications are welcome by December 2, 2016 for entrance in August 2017:

The QBioS Ph.D. at Georgia Tech was established in 2015 and we welcomed our inaugural class of 9 Ph.D. students in August 2016:

The QBioS program includes an interdisciplinary group of over 50 participating program faculty from six schools in the College of Sciences, including Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology:

The mission of QBioS at Georgia Tech is to enable the discovery of scientific principles underlying the dynamics, structure, and function of living systems – at scales spanning molecules to organisms to ecosystems. The Ph.D. training program is designed to prepare students from a diversity of backgrounds for fulfilling careers in academia, industry and government. The training program features:

* Foundational courses in Quantitative Biosciences
* Rotations in computational and/or experimental groups
* Selection of thesis advisor from all program faculty
* Rigorous and personalized quantitative training
* Five-year program of study from entrance to defense

Please forward this email and pdf flyer to undergraduate students at your institution. Interested students should apply via the links here:

Students are encouraged to email us at admissions for more information, as well as consult the FAQs for information on courses, research, and applications materials:

Thank you for your consideration.

Joshua Weitz
Professor of Biological Sciences
Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

on behalf of the QBioS graduate committee

Young-Hui Chang, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Jennifer Curtis, Associate Professor of Physics
James Gumbart, Assistant Professor of Physics
Christine Heitsch, Professor of Mathematics
Taka Ito, Associate Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Patrick McGrath, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Christine Payne, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Soojin Yi, Professor of Biological Sciences


Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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