Program Details

SYBB trainees will combine both experimental and computational disciplines to understand complex biological systems
Cleveland, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Biomedical Science

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (SYBB) Ph.D. program at CWRU offers trainees the opportunity to combine both experimental and computational or mathematical disciplines to understand complex biological systems. The goal of this program is to produce scientists who are familiar with multiple disciplines and equipped to conduct interdisciplinary research. The SYBB program will train scientists who are able to generate and analyze experimental data for biomedical research and to develop physical or computational models of the molecular components that drive the behavior of the biological system. 

The SYBB program includes faculty and coursework from multiple departments and across the CWRU campus. 

Participating departments and centers include: 
• Biology 
• Biomedical Engineering 
• Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics 
• Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
• Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
• Genetics 
• Physiology and Biophysics 
• Pharmacology Fundamental Core Competencies 
• Genes and proteins 
• Bioinformatics 
• Quantitative Analysis and Modeling 

Program Competencies: The specific academic requirements of the SYBB program are intended to provide students with a core curriculum in Systems Biology and a set of electives designed both to assure minimum competencies in three major academic areas (genes and proteins, bioinformatics, and quantitative analysis & modeling) and equip them for their particular thesis research discipline. Each trainee will be guided in a course of study by a mentoring committee to ensure the completion of training in the program competencies. All Ph.D. students in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics program will fulfill the overall academic requirements for Ph.D. study at Case Western Reserve University, including the requirement of a minimum of 24 graded credits of coursework for the Ph.D., 36 total credits (including 601 research credits), the candidacy examination, and the required numbers of earned 701 credits (at least 18 research credits).

Additional Program Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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