Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists

QB students in a classroom

The Quantitative Biology Program (QB) at Brandeis University is an interdisciplinary program for science PhD students. The program's goal is to prepare the next generation of scientists working at the interface of the physical and life sciences. 

PhD students in QB are trained to apply quantitative experimental techniques, physical models and mathematical analysis to important problems in biological research. Students are given a rigorous background in their chosen scientific discipline, and at the same time are trained to work effectively as members of cross-disciplinary teams, which are essential to emerging modalities of scientific investigation.