University of Colorado Denver

Graduate School

Computational Bioscience

Address:

Academic Office 1, L15-1503

12631 E. 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

United States

Phone:

1-303-724-2915

Fax:

1-303-724-2916

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Computational Bioscience

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Computational Bioscience Program is dedicated to training computational biologists who aspire to achieve excellence in research, education, and service, and who will apply the skills they learn toward improving human health and deepening our understanding of the living world.

We provide graduates with the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning. Our curriculum integrates training in computation and biomedical sciences with student research and teaching activities that grow increasingly independent through the course of the program. Our graduates are able to do independent computational bioscience research, to collaborate effectively with other scientists, and to communicate their knowledge clearly to both students and the broader scientific community.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NIH NLM-sponsored pre- and post-doctoral training grant
  • Full benefits and competitive stipend for all trainees
  • Interdepartmental and collaborative
  • Clinical and translational research opportunities
  • Highly accomplished training faculty
  • Rigorous, yet flexible, curriculum

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Research Areas: Biological Visualization Data, Biomedical Ontology, Clinical Research Informatics, Computational Pharmacology, Gene Expression, Genomics, Metagenomics, Microbiome, Molecular Evolution, Natural Language Processing, Network Analysis, Neuroscience, Next Generation Sequence Analysis, Personalized Medicine, Statistical Methods in Genomics, Biostatistics, Text Mining, Translational Bioinformatics, and Visual Analytics

Program Events: Seminar Series, Journal Club, Annual Retreat, Rocky Bioinformatics Conference in Snowmass, CO

Financial Support: Students receive full support that includes all tuition and fees, health and dental insurance, and a $30,000 annual stipend.

Applications: Applications accepted September 1 to December 1 for the following Fall semester. On-campus interviews take place in February. See program website for details.

Career paths of graduates: Graduates of the Computational Bioscience PhD conduct novel interdisciplinary research in the fields of translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics and computational molecular biology. Graduates enter various academic positions in the fields of bioinformatics, medicine or computer science, or assume high-level research positions in government or industry.

Why CU Anschutz? Located in Aurora, Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. With six graduate and health professional schools, multiple clinical centers and institutes including an NIH-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, two nationally-ranked teaching hospitals, and a VA hospital, CU Anschutz is engaged in clinical care, research, education, and service. Together, clinicians, graduate students, and research faculty contribute to a large and vibrant cancer research community that is poised to address present and future challenges.

We are committed to diversity and equity. Students from all backgrounds will find resources & support on campus.

Accreditation:

The University of Colorado Denver is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

International Student Requirements:

International students must meet ALL of the standard requirements and also must provide: • Original transcripts and documentation in English (or a certified English translation) of the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or the equivalent • Documents required to process immigration documents • Certified English translation of all academic records and references not in English • $75.00 international non-refundable application fee • Evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated by one of the following: - Citizen of a country whose official language is English - Composite score of 75 or above on the TOEFL or composite score of 6.5 or above on the IELTS - Graduate of CU Denver’s ESL Academy - Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a foreign or US accredited institution where the language of instruction was English. - Earned a bachelor’s degree from the US or successful completion of at least 2 semesters (12 credits) of full-time study in a graduate-level master’s program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508

Locale: Large City

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