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:
- The graduate program in Biophysics (BP), the pathway in Bioinformatics (BI), and the designated emphases in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBBI) and Complex Biological Systems (CBS) are under two umbrellas—the QBC umbrella and the Integrative Program in Quantitative Biology (iPQB) umbrella.
- The graduate programs in Biophysics (BP) and Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) are under the QBC umbrella and the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS) umbrella. They serve as important links between QBC and PIBS.
|PhD graduate program||QBC member||iPQB member||PIBS member*|
|Biological and Medical Informatics (BMI)||yes||yes||no|
|Pathway in Bioinformatics (BI)||yes||yes||no|
|Optional Designated Emphasis in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBBI)||yes||yes||no|
|Optional Designated Emphasis in Complex Biological Systems (CBS)||yes||yes||no|
|Pathway in Clinical and Translational Informatics (CTI)||no||no||no|
|Optional Designated Emphasis in Complex Biological Systems (CBS)||yes||yes||yes|
|Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)||yes||no||yes|
|Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG)||yes||no||no|
*PIBS also includes graduate programs in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, and neuroscience.