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 member PIBS member*
Bioengineering (BioE) yes no
Biological and Medical Informatics (BMI) yes no
yes no
Biophysics (BP) yes yes
yes yes
Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) yes yes
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG) yes no

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