Accelerating biological discovery through innovation

Whether your passion is to reduce human suffering from disease, mitigate climate-change effects on ecosystems, or advance how we understand, explain and predict living systems, your career will benefit from the unique competitive advantages of a QSB degree.

Our Faculty

QSB faculty engage in quantitative and interdisciplinary biology research and education across the biological sciences.

Our Partnerships

We have partnerships with the Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and many other institutions.

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Our Facilities

QSB researchers access top-notch facilities including the Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry (SCIF), a shared high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for Multi-Environment Research Computer for Exploration and Discovery (MERCED), and a shared Illumina MiSeq.

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Quantitative and Systems Biology

Advances in techniques and theory that bridge molecular and ecosystems scales have greatly enabled the potential for integration across the life sciences. Biologists' ability to gather and process large amounts of quantitative data in field and laboratory settings is advancing hand-in-hand with theory and modeling that better explain the diversity of life on Earth.

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
 
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
 
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
 
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, Ste KL 227
Merced, CA 95343

Featured Faculty

Assistant Professor
Parasite pathogenesis and immunology, toxoplasma and host-immune responses
Professor
Models of biological processes and molecular dynamics of disordered proteins
Emily Moran
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary ecology of plant responses to environmental change
Associate Professor
Molecular characterization of hepatitis C virus host interactions.
Michael Beman
Assistant Professor; Treasurer of QSB
Microbial ecology and biogeochemical cycling in the oceans
Assistant Professor
Genome and community dynamics of bacterial endophytes in conifer trees
Assistant Professor; Secretary of QSB
Terrestrial paleoecology, niche and community modeling and phylochronology
Assistant Professor
Experimental biophysics, quantitative biology single-molecule analysis of molecular motors
Professor; Admissions Chair of QSB
NMR spectroscopy, structural biology, biochemistry, molecular mechanisms of biological clocks
Associate Professor
Theory at the interface of biophysics and soft condensed matter physics
Assistant Professor
Human population genomics, biostatistics and molecular evolution
Associate Professor
Developmental immunology, cell fate regulation, hematopoiesis
Professor
Protein biochemistry, HIV inhibition, anti-inflammation, structural biology
Assistant Professor
Stem cell regulation, cancer and regeneration in planarians
Associate Professor
Experimental evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria
Assistant Professor
Genetic and neural coding of behavior in Drosophila
Associate Professor
Stem cell and tissue engineering for regenerative medicine applications
Professor
Biomolecular materials, biologically inspired material synthesis and processing
Wei-Chun Chin
Associate Professor
Polymer physics and engineering of cellular and environmental systems
Professor
Calcium in cardiac cellular signaling and techniques to study cardiac cells in vivo
Assistant Professor
Epigenetic and transcriptional networks and metabolic engineering of yeasts
Associate Professor
Aldosterone in cardiovascular disease and Angiotensin II in metabolic diseases
Distinguished Professor
Free radical biology and chemistry, antioxidant defense and redox signalling
Associate Professor, Educational Policy Chair of QSB
Cell fate decisions and regulation in Drosophila neural stem cells and RNA decay.
Assistant Professor; Awards Chair of QSB
Continuum mechanics of biological fluids, biomechanics and biochemical networks
Professor
Protein folding, structure prediction and design, protein aggregation
Associate Adjunct Professor
Human functional genomics and enhancers in development and disease
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Limb and skeletal development, genetics of bone metabolism, transcriptomics
Professor
Terrestrial wildland ecosystems ecology, plant and soil microbe interactions
Assistant Professor
Plant adaptation, species range limits biological invasions and evolutionary conservation science
Assistant Professor
Immunological tolerance and auto-immune disease, regulatory T cells
Assistant Professor; Recruitment Chair of QSB
Molecular development of microbial communities, biofilm formation
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology, Alzheimer's disease, Neuroinflammation
David Ardell
Assistant Professor; Chair of QSB
Computational biology and evolution of gene expression mechanisms
Assistant Professor
Systems biology, fluxomics of cancer metabolism and metabolic disease
Professor
Modulation of host cell signaling in response to bacterial infection
Assistant Professor
Mathematical biology, dynamical systems and computational biology and bioinformatics
Assistant Professor
Epigenetic mechanisms of neuronal gene transcription, roles in mental health and autism
Associate Professor
Evolutionary ecology, biogeography and phylogeography of marine invertebrates.
Associate Professor
Experimental soft matter physics and biophysics
Professor
Stable isotopic biogeochemistry of modern and fossil ecosystems
Associate Adjunct Professor
Applications of high-performance computing to big-sequencing data and machine learning
University of California, Merced
 
The first new American research
university in the 21st century, with a
mission of research, teaching and service.
 
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
T: (209) 228-4400
 
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