About the QBioS Program


The mission of QBioS is to educate students and advance research in quantitative biosciences, enabling the discovery of scientific principles underlying the dynamics, structure, and function of living systems.

Program Description

The Georgia Tech Quantitative Biosciences Graduate Program was established in 2015 by an interdisciplinary group of over 50 participating program faculty.  Georgia Tech’s Ph.D. QBioS program is designed to train and prepare Ph.D. level scientists to identify and solve foundational and applied problems in the biological sciences.  In doing so, the QBioS Ph.D. program will train students to reason quantitatively given uncertainty through a combination of coursework, group rotations and thesis research.

The Ph.D. program in Quantitative Biosciences is interdisciplinary and is not a stand-alone academic unit like most departments or schools at Georgia Tech.  Instead, students select a home school within the 6 Home Schools of the College of Sciences and can select a thesis advisor from the entire list of program faculty, irrespective of School.  QBioS Ph.D. students will pursue thesis research across a broad range of research themes spanning molecular and cellular biosciences, chemistry of biological systems, physiology and behavior, evolutionary biology, ecology and earth systems, and the physics of living systems. The diverse faculty will ensure that students are prepared for quantitative challenges in the biosciences, whether in the analysis of big data, analysis of complex models, and iterative design of theory and experiments.  

Director's Welcome

On behalf of program faculty and leadership, Director Will Ratcliff is delighted to welcome new and continuing doctoral students to the Quantitative Biosciences Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech. These students come from varied backgrounds and disciplinary training (see profiles on our website).

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