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QBC umbrella

The Quantitative Biosciences Consortium (QBC) builds upon a culture of integrated graduate training at UCSF. In fact, QBC is one of several UCSF training umbrellas that bring together graduate programs with similar foci. Although these umbrellas have various funding sources, they share the common goal of exposing UCSF’s graduate students to ideas, perspectives, and experts across traditional academic boundaries. For example:

 PhD
graduate program
QBC memberiPQB memberPIBS member*
1.Bioengineering (BioE)yesnono
2.Biological and Medical Informatics (BMI)yesyesno
Pathway in Bioinformatics (BI)yesyesno
Optional Designated Emphasis in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBBI)yesyesno
Optional Designated Emphasis in Complex Biological Systems (CBS)
yes

yes

no
Pathway in
Clinical and Translational Informatics (CTI)
nonono
3.Biophysics (BP)yesyesyes
Optional Designated Emphasis in Complex Biological Systems (CBS)yesyesyes
4.Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)yesnoyes
5.Phamaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG)yesnono

*PIBS also includes graduate programs in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, and neuroscience.

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