Didactic courses
Students are expected to take a minimum of 7 didactic courses in preparation for thesis research.   These courses will typically be taken during the first year of graduate school.
Fall 2018
Biological Physics (Physics 230A) 
Code: 48455
Instructor: J. Allard

Mathematical and Computational Biology I (Math 227A)
Code: 45060
Instructor: G. Enciso

Critical Thinking in Systems Biology (Dev Bio 203A)
Code: 08464
Instructor: A. Lander

Systems Biology Journal Club (Dev Bio 212A)
Code: 08512
Instructor: W. Wang
Winter 2019
Systems Cell Biology (Dev Bio 232) 
Code: 08850 
Instructor: L. Bardwell/S. Gross
Mathematical and Computational Biology II (Math 227B) 
Code: 45570 
Instructor: Q. Nie

Systems Biology Journal Club  (Dev Bio 212B)
Code: 08815 
Instructor: Z. Wunderlich
Spring 2019
Population Dynamics (Eco Evo 251) 
Not Offered Spring 2019 
Systems Developmental Biology (Dev Bio 203C) 
Code: 08756
Instructor: A. Lander/ O. Cinquin
Stochastic and Statistical Methods in Biology (Math 227C) 
Code: 45535
Instructor: J. Allard
Computational Systems Biology (CompSci 284C)
 Not Offered Spring 2019 

Systems Biology Journal Club (Dev Bio 212C)
Code: 08815 
Instructor: M. Plikus
        Responsible Conduct of Research (M&MG 250)
        Code: 92750
        Instructor: A. Goldin    
Appropriate courses may be substituted for the above with the approval of a student's advisory committee. Following the first year, students may also be required to take additional coursework determined by the department in which the student completes thesis research. 

Incoming students will participate in a 3-4 week "bootcamp" 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. MCSB Bootcamp Schedule 2018
Skill building coursework
During the fall quarter of the first year, all students take " Critical Thinking in Systems Biology ", which is based upon reading and directed discussion of papers from the literature. Currently under development is a course entitled, " Collaboration 101 ", that will utilize papers from the Systems Biology literature and guest speakers to discuss the central questions of collaboration--when? with whom? how? for how long?--and the logistical and ethical problems that often arise when scientists work together. 
Focused workshops
Workshops of 2-5 days duration are offered on a rotating basis, and include topics such as Basic and Advanced Fluorescence Techniques; Biological Modeling; Basic Programming; and a Mathematics Clinic.