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Computational Biology
Administered By: Department of Mathematical Sciences
mathematics
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p1 * Other courses may be taken with advisor's approval
p2 ** Masters Project or a Master's Thesis is optional. (Advisor's permission is required).
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s1 * Joint appointment with Department of Biomedical Engineering
s2 ** Joint appointment with the Department of Information Systems
s3 *** Joint appointment with the Federated Department of Biological Sciences
s4 **** Joint appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
s5 ***** Joint appointment with School of Mangement
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Administration
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Chair lukej
Acting Chair bechtold
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies michalop
Director, Graduate Studies lcumming
Director, Statistics Program dhar
Departmental Coordinator michie

Administration
Chair Jonathan H. Luke
Acting Chair John K. Bechtold
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies Zoi-heleni Michalopoulou
Director, Graduate Studies Linda J. Cummings
Director, Statistics Program Sunil K. Dhar
Departmental Coordinator Eileen M. Michie

Faculty
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Distinguished Professors grkrie,miura[s1]
Professors bose,ahluwali,blackmor,deek[s2],farzan[s3],lukej,bechtold,kondic,bhattach,perez,booty,misieg,milojevi,andrushk,dhar,wychoi,michalop[s4]
Associate Professors aw224,bukiet,cct21,muratov,horntrop,russell[s3],horacio,kappraff,loh,golowasc[s3],lcumming,lieb,rmoore,peterp,plastock,dios,goodman,jiang,sundars,matveev,yyoung,boubendi
Assistant Professors diekman,dbunker[s3,shahriar,wguo,rsverdlo[s5]
Senior University Lecturers Ratnaswa,Rappapor,sjkim
Lecturers klimekd,hayesj,hunter,zaleski,profsr31,sieminsk,pnatar,rkelly, mohebbi
Post Doctoral Fellows ahong,gchaves,skm21

Faculty
Distinguished Professors Gregory A. Kriegsmann, Robert M. Miura*
Professors Amitabha K. Bose, Daljit S. Ahluwalia, Denis L. Blackmore, Fadi Deek** , Farzan Nadim*** , Jonathan H. Luke, John K. Bechtold, Lou Kondic, Manish Bhattacharjee, Manuel Perez, Michael R. Booty, Michael S. Siegel, Petronije Milojevic, Roman I. Andrushkiw, Sunil K. Dhar, Wooyoung Choi, Zoi-heleni Michalopoulou****
Associate Professors Antai Wang, Bruce G. Bukiet, Catalin C. Turc, Cyrill B. Muratov, David J. Horntrop, Gareth J. Russell*** , Horacio G. Rotstein, Jay M. Kappraff, Ji M. Loh, Jorge P. Golowasch*** , Linda J. Cummings, Murray I. Lieb, Richard O. Moore, Peter G. Petropoulos, Roy A. Plastock, Rose Dios, Roy H. Goodman, Shidong Jiang, Sundarraman Subramanian, Victor V. Matveev, Yuan-nan Young, Yassine Boubendir
Assistant Professors Casey O. Diekman, Daniel E. Bunker*** , Shahriar Afkhami, Wenge Guo, Ronald Sverdlove*****
Senior University Lecturers Jeyakumaran Ratnaswamy, Karen D. Rappaport, Seonja Kim
Lecturers Diana P. Klimek, Jimmy L. Hayes, John Hunter, Joseph Zaleski, Ken Horwitz, Katarzyna M. Sieminska, Padma Natarajan, Rudy Kelly, Soroosh Mohebbi Forushani
Post Doctoral Fellows Andrew E. Hong, Gabriel D. Chaves, Sashi K. Marella
*  Joint appointment with Department of Biomedical Engineering
**  Joint appointment with the Department of Information Systems
***  Joint appointment with the Federated Department of Biological Sciences
****  Joint appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
*****  Joint appointment with School of Mangement
 

Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Computational Biology

The Master of Science in Computational Biology seeks to train students at the interface of biology, computational science, and mathematical science. The program will train students to pose biological problems in mathematical terms using techniques of mathematical modeling. It will teach students how to use computational, numerical and analytic tools to aid in the analysis of mathematical models. Furthermore, it will show students how to interpret their mathematical results in biological terms. This program will be of interest to any student who is interested in a truly inter-disciplinary learning experience.

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Master of Science in Computational Biology 3
 
Master of Science in Computational Biology

Master of Science in Computational Biology

This masters program is designed to provide computational biology skills for students with a background in biology, mathematics, computer science, physical science, or engineering.

Admission Requirements:

1. B.S. in a natural science, mathematics, computer science, or an engineering discipline.
2. Math 222 and 337 or their equivalents.
3. One year of physics.
4. One semester of chemistry.
5. Biology – Foundations of Biology: Biol 205 & R120:201 or equivalent.
6. Computer Science - CS 113 or 115, or their equivalents.If the prerequisites are not fulfilled, completion of specific bridge courses will be required as a condition of admission.

Degree Requirements: A minimum of 30 credits is required for the degree, excluding bridge courses. The graduate curriculum consists of seven core courses and additional elective courses, with an optional thesis (six credits) or research project (three credits).

Required Courses (21 Credits):

biol630,math611,math630,math635,{math663|math615},biol638,bnfo601
  Biol 630Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences (3 credits)
  Math 611Numerical Methods for Computation (3 credits)
  Math 630Linear Algebra and Applications (3 credits)
  Math 635 Analytical Computational Neuroscience (3 credits)
 Math 663Introduction to Biostatistics (3-0-3) or
 Math 615Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in the Life Sciences (3 credits)
  Biol 638Computational Ecology (3-0-3)
  BNFO 601Foundations of Bioinformatics I (3 credits)

Electives: (Choose 3 courses from below; 9 credits)

math637,math644,math699,chem658,r120:512,r120:530,biol601,biol641,math636,biol612,math573,math672
  Math 637Foundations of Mathematical Biology (3 credits)
  Math 644Regression Analysis Methods (3 credits)
  Math 699Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 credits)
  Chem 658Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 credits)
  R120:512Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)
  R120:530Biophysical Membrane Physiology (4 credits)
  Biol 601Computational Biology I (3-0-3)
  Biol 641Systems Neuroscience (3 credits)
  Math 636 Systems Computational Neuroscience (3 credits)
  Biol 612Comparative Animal Physiology (3 credits)
  Math 573Intermediate Differential Equations (3 credits)
  Math 672Biomathematics I: Biological Waves and Oscillations (3 credits)

*Masters Project/Thesis (Optional):

math700,math701
  Math 700Master's Project (3 credits)
  Math 701Master's Thesis (6 credits)


*  Other courses may be taken with advisor's approval
**  Masters Project or a Master's Thesis is optional. (Advisor's permission is required).
 


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