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Welcome to QBioS.  The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences (QBioS) at Georgia Tech was established in 2015, our inaugural class of 9 Ph.D. students joined us in Fall 2016. In fall 2023, we welcome our eighth cohort, with 38 active Ph.D. students and 16 alumni. QBioS has more than 50 participating program faculty representing six participating Schools within the College of Sciences. We welcome applications from students interested in innovative research on living systems building upon a foundation of rigorous and flexible training. The QBioS program will prepare a new generation of researchers for quantitative challenges, new discoveries, and fulfilling careers at the interface of the physical, mathematical, computational and biological sciences. Apply by December 1, 2023 to join the class of students entering the QBioS Ph.D. program in August 2024.     

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"The origins and diversity of precision in the moth flight motor program"
Neha Garg

The Natural Products Reports Lectureship recognizes Garg’s outstanding research in the field of natural products: biological molecules that are responsible for medical innovations and new methods of treating disease caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Garg’s research…

Abouzar Kaboudian and Flavio Fenton

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for Flavio Fenton to have the heart on his mind. Fenton has been fascinated by the human heart for 30 years.

Group Photo

Congratulations to our QBioS award winners for 2023, who were recognized at the Winter Party on December 6! 

Hawkmoth flight muscles exhibit delayed stretch activation, a hallmark of asynchronous flight.

Many insects fly synchronously, matching the nervous system pulses to wing movement. But smaller insects don’t have the mechanics for this and must flap their wings harder, which works only up to a certain point. That’s where asynchronous flight comes in.

A rock with mussels attached has a block of ice underneath it.

In a groundbreaking study, a team of Georgia Tech researchers has unveiled a remarkable discovery: the identification of novel bacterial proteins that play a vital role in the formation and stability of methane clathrates, which trap methane gas beneath the seafloor. These newfound proteins not only suppress methane clathrate growth as effectively as toxic chemicals used in…

3D computer-generated rendering of a whole influenza (flu) virus

A newly funded research project, going underway at the Georgia Institute of Technology, might one day lead to the development of a pill or capsule able to boost the effectiveness of traditional vaccines against influenza, which kills as many as 52,000 people and leads to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations a year in the United States.

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Information Coding and Structural Motifs in Spiking Neural Networks