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Applications to QSB for Fall 2024 are now open! The priority deadline is Dec 1, 2023, and the final deadline is Dec 15, 2023. Apply here.

Please also attend an informational webinar on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m, or Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. 

View our Digital Brouchure. If you have any questions, you can contact us here.


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.

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Professor Eva de Alba, Eduardo A. Gaspar-Morales and Ayomide J. Adeoye display a hydrogel.
August 18, 2023

Bioengineering Professor Eva de Alba has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study a potential process to reduce inflammation. The $405,375 grant will fund de Alba's project...

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For Joslyn Conchas, becoming a physician wasn’t always the plan. “I wanted to be a veterinarian, but that was before I saw firsthand how impactful health disparities are within my community,” she...

An artist's rendering of megalodon. Image by Elena Regina, The Australian Museum.
June 26, 2023

Megalodon was the biggest shark in the world — 50 feet long or more — and one of the largest fish ever to exist. It roamed most of the world’s oceans from 23 million to 3.6 million years ago. A new...