Develop new quantitative modeling methods and advanced computational approaches to advance understanding of biological systems and improve human health.

It is widely anticipated that quantitative modeling, advanced computing and data science will transform the biomedical research enterprise and practice of medicine in the coming decades as fundamentally as biochemistry and molecular biology transformed it during the past century. With leading researchers from seven institutions, the Quantitative & Computational Biosciences Graduate Program brings together the resources of the Texas Medical Center -- the world's largest complex of biomedical research institutions and hospitals, Rice University and neighboring institutions -- to discover new biomedical knowledge and improve human health. 

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Our full-time faculty includes basic and clinical scientists 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.

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Where Will Your Ph.D. Take You?

From day one, we encourage you to think deeply about your career choices. Wherever your ambition leads, you will receive the support you need to follow a path well worn by our alumni who have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. 

QCB News

No bioinformatics experience required to use new CRISPR data analytical tool

It’s a new, more sensitive and accurate, quicker and more user friendly way to model CRISPR data. Developed in the lab of Dr. Zhandong Liu, the new computational tool has been designed to make the life of bench scientists easier when it comes to identifying genes that are involved in particular diseases, an arduous and time consuming process.

credit: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health
A ‘road map’ to the new exRNA cell-cell communication system

Baylor researchers join NIH to dig deeper into the potential roles exRNA plays in health and disease.

E. coli shows the way to discover cell-made protein carcinogens

Baylor researchers discovered a new major class of cancer-promoting genes by showing that many normal proteins made by our cells can act like carcinogens, damaged DNA and causing mutations. Former graduate student and current postdoctoral associate at Baylor, Dr. Jun Xia was one of the two co-first authors on this study.

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