Our Joint Carnegie Mellon – University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology (CPCB) was highlighted in the Scientist. The article spoke of the new interdisciplinary environments being created by today’s big data sets generated by high-throughput sequencing and large-scale proteomic screens. Our program spans over 20 departments and 7 Centers/Institutes between CMU and Pitt.
Co-founded in 2005 by Dr. Ivet Bahar and Dr. Robert Murphy, our Ph.D. program was a pioneer in this “new biology,” integrating the quantitative fields with traditional biology. Dr. Dan Zuckerman, associate director of the CPCB program, said, “Biology on the whole is becoming more and more quantitative, and not just from the big-data point of view in terms of genomics, but also in terms of the types of precise measurements that people are doing in the biological world.” (Read more)
Olena, A. (2014, Feb). New School. Retrieved from The Scientist: http://www.thescientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/38979/title/New-School/