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A look at Quantitative and Systems Biology
Click to get a glimpse of the QSB program from multiple perspectives! 
Why QSB?
Quantitative and Systems Biology aims to accelerate the pace at which paradigm-shifting discoveries transform biology.
Class of 2023
Meet our new class! 
Joint Genome Institute
A summer program for graduate students at UC Merced to study in labs at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Click to learn more! 

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.

Featured News

TUSCEB scholars showcased their research projects at a recent symposium.
May 16, 2024

In April, the Training Undergraduates in Stem Cell Engineering and Biology (TUSCEB) program marked a significant milestone toward its mission of fostering excellence in stem cell engineering and...

Ph.D. candidate Ambarish Varadan will compete in the UC Grad Slam finale livestreamed starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 3.
April 29, 2024

Earlier this month, Ambarish Varadan competed in UC Merced’s Grad Slam finals and seized the title of Campus Champion. This was the second time the Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) Ph.D....

Xuecai Ge, center, and her students
April 25, 2024

In Professor Xuecai Ge ’s lab, where UC Merced researchers study how cells talk to each other to develop and differentiate, a recent surprise discovery is lending insight as to how erroneous cell...