Program Highlights

The Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCB) program will bring you to the new frontiers of biomedical research where you will make discoveries and improve human health through quantitative modeling, advanced computing and data science. 

Computational biology was a novel concept in 1992 when the QCB program started under its original name “Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SCBMB).” The current name was adopted in 2017 to better communicate the growing scope of the program. 

Our full-time faculty are drawn from members of basic and clinical science departments from seven institutions - Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Research Institute, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Students with undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, molecular biology, and physics are particularly encouraged to apply.