Quantitative Biology


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Requirements for the Specialization to the Degree of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy

Students must complete all requirements for the degree of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in the program in which they are enrolled. In addition, students must successfully complete one course from three of the following four areas: 

  1. Quantitative Biology Lab

    QBIO 120b: Quantitative Biology Instrumentation Laboratory 

    Director-approved QB lab courses offered outside of Brandeis, for example: 

    • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory courses in Quantitative Imaging
    • Marine Biological Laboratory courses, such as:
      • Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches
      • Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy; Optical Microscopy and Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences
  2. Quantitative Approaches to Biology

    BCHM 102: Quantitative Approaches to Biochemical Systems 

    BIOL 103B: Mechanisms of Cell Biology 

    NBIO 240: Quantitative Principles of Neuroscience 

  3. Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems

    PHYS 105a: Biological Physics 

    MATH 123a: Principles of Mathematical Modeling

    BCHM 145a: How to Decide: Bayesian Inference and Computational Statistics 

    QBIO 110a: Numerical Modeling of Biological Systems 

  4. Computational Methods in Biology

    BIOL 107a: Data Analysis and Statistics Workshop 

    MATH 232a (formerly numbered as 162a): Numerical Methods for Scientific Computing

    NBIO 136b: Computational Neuroscience 

    QBIO 110a: Numerical Modeling of Biological Systems 

    COSI 178a: Computational Molecular Biology 

    BIOL 131b: Bioinformatics/Genomics