Technological innovations have revolutionized the scale and detail with which biological systems can be explored. With that revolution has come a demand for scientists who can develop and analyze quantitative and predictive models of biological systems. The doctoral minor in quantitative biology is designed to complement the depth of training in biological or quantitative sciences that a student achieves through UW–Madison’s graduate programs with the breadth that is needed to conduct research under this paradigm. In addition to coursework in biological, quantitative, and integrated courses, students in the program will take an interdisciplinary research seminar to prepare them for research that crosses these boundaries. This training will prepare students for careers in academic and industrial settings, where the ability to cross disciplinary lines and work in teams with diverse expertise is critical.

 Students who are candidates for the Ph.D. degree in any department or program may obtain an interdisciplinary minor in quantitative biology by earning: 

Faculty: J. Williams (chair), R. Ashton, D. Beebe, W. Block, C. Brace, P. Campagnola, N. Chesler, S. Gong, J. Huisken, P. Keely, P. Kreeger, W. Li, M. McClean, K. Masters, M. Meyerand, W. Murphy, J. Rogers, K. Saha, M. Skala, D. Thelen, W. Tompkins, R. Vanderby, J. Webster; Instructional Staff and Faculty Associates: A. Nimunkar, J. Puccinelli, T. Puccinelli, A. Suminski, J. Towles, and M. Tyler. See also the BME Directory.