Final approval for a "stand-alone" PhD option in Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology is expected soon!
With this change, students who matriculate in Fall 2014 will, upon completion of their gateway year of training (in 2015), choose to continue their studies either as a member of an affiliated department, or to remain an interdisciplinary trainee. In the latter case, the student would eventually receive a Ph.D. in Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology, after fulfilling program requirements specifically established by the program itself. More details will be available soon!
The MCSB program is proud to announce UCI-GPS (Graduate Professional Success), a new NIH-funded program for professional development of graduate students in the biomedical sciences. UCI is the only research institution in Southern California with such a program.
The 2017 MCSB Bootcamp Student Symposium will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Herklotz Conference Center of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
Depending on their preparation, incoming MCSB students will be given 1-2 week "bootcamps" in biology, mathematics and/or computation, during the period just prior to the start of the fall quarter. These intensive training experiences, which involve lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction, are designed to help students achieve a basic understanding in areas in which they may have received little formal education.
The Bootcamp concludes with a Student Research Article Symposium open to all faculty, researchers and students. In preparation, MCB students are assigned personal student tutors.