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IQ Biology Core Courses

Three interdisciplinary courses have been developed to provide IQ Biology and other graduate students with a deeper knowledge of mathematical and computational approaches to solving bioscience and bioengineering problems. All IQ Biology students will take these core courses together in their first year. Students also receive academic credit for their research rotations.

Three interdisciplinary “core” courses have been developed to provide IQ Biology students with a deeper knowledge of mathematical and computational approaches to solving bioscience and bioengineering problems. These core courses serve as the foundation of the IQ Biology curriculum and are taken together by all first-year IQ Biology students. These are project-based courses that tackle several biologically motivated problems, using multiple quantitative platforms while working in interdisciplinary teams.:

  • Quantitative Optical Imaging Lecture and Recitation (4 credit hours)
  • Bioinformatics and Genomics OR Mathematical and Computational Biology (3 credit hours)
  • Cells, Molecules and Tissues, a Biophysical Approach OR Biophysics (3 credit hours)

These courses are augmented by two elective "gap-filling" courses that allow students to learn more in relevant areas to which they have been minimally exposed.

In addition to these courses, students will take in the fall and spring semesters a 3 credit IQ Biology Research Rotation (for a total of 6 research rotation credits) advised by BioFrontiers faculty Hubert Yin.
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