What to Expect
As a student, you’ll either learn how to incorporate bioinformatics tools and technologies into clinical settings in the translational bioinformatics track or delve into big data through our molecular and computational biology track. Our program is a part of the Biomedical Sciences Training Program, which houses 11 different PhD options under the biomedical sciences umbrella. You’ll have access to electives within all of these other disciplines, allowing you to specialize in systems biology and bioinformatics while also learning about related topics.
You might also decide to enroll in the Medical Scientist Training Program if that aligns with your career goals. While your focus will be on systems biology and bioinformatics, you’ll graduate with an MD as well as your PhD. This research-intensive program goes beyond your PhD curriculum, including 1.5 years of clinical training at the School of Medicine prior to taking the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Your training and research here will develop your computational skills, help you understand the global impact of bioinformatics and systems biology, and lead you to become a more effective team player.