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## Required Courses

There are two core required courses in quantitative biology and physiology for all QBP fellows and each has a laboratory component (**BE 605: Molecular Bioengineering** and **BE 606: Quantitative Physiology**). The additional required courses are in areas of quantitative and engineering-based systems biology and physiology and in measurement techniques. The following table provides an overview of these courses.

QBP fellows must be sure to complete coursework in synthesizing a quantitative and systems approach at two distinct scales of biology (e.g., molecular-cell, cell-tissue, or tissue-organ) and be exposed to experimental methods at some level. Students should select **one course from one of the first three columns** and **a second course that cuts across multiple scales (column 4)**. Finally, all fellows must then select **a course from column 5** covering measurement techniques. **This leaves two free electives in the research area of their choosing** (if a Post-BS PhD candidate).

Molecular & Genetic Engineering |
Cellular-to-Tissue Level Engineering |
Tissue-to-Organ Level Engineering |
Scale-Independent Analysis & Modeling |
Measurement Techniques |
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BE 552: Computational Synthetic Biology for Engineers BE 560: Biomolecular Architecture BE 562: Computational Biology BE 564: Biophysics of Large Molecules BE 566: DNA Structure and Function BE 567: Nonlinear Systems in Biomedical Engineering BE 568: Systems Biology of Human Disease BE 569: Next Generation Sequencing BE 700 (Ngo): Chemical and Physical Methods for Determining the Molecular Organization of the Cell BE 704: Cancer Biology and Oncology for Engineers BE 745: Nanomedicine BE 755: Molecular Systems and Synthetic Biology Laboratory BE 767: Protein and Genomic Systems Engineering BE 768: Biological Data Base Design BI 645: Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology |
BE 504: Polymers and Soft Materials BE 521: Continuum Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers BE 533: Biorheology BE 549: Structure and Function of the Extracellular Matrix BE 555: Introduction to Biomedical Optics BE 567: Nonlinear Systems in Biomedical Engineering BE 700 (Khalil): Methods and Logic in Quantitative Biology BE 704: Cancer Biology and Oncology for Engineers BE 707: Quantitative Studies of Excitable Cells BE 709: From Cells to Tissue – Engineering Structure and Function BE 726: Fundamentals of Biomaterials BE 727: Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering BE 771: Introduction to Neuroengineering BI 645: Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology |
BE 508: Quantitative Studies of Respiratory & Cardiovascular Systems BE 524: Skeletal Tissue Mechanics BE 567: Nonlinear Systems in Biomedical Engineering BE 570: Introduction to Computational Vision BE 710: Neural Plasticity & Perceptual Learning BE 726: Fundamentals of Biomaterials BE 727: Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering BE 771: Introduction to Neuroengineering BE 788: Soft Tissue Biomechanics |
BE 504: Polymers and Soft Materials BE 519: Speech Signal Processing BE 521: Continuum Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers BE 533: Biorheology BE 552: Computational Synthetic Biology for Engineers BE 562: Computational Biology BE 567: Nonlinear Systems in Biomedical Engineering BE 703: Numerical Methods and Modeling in BME BE 747: Advanced Signals and Systems for BME MA 565: Math Models in the Life Sciences |
BE 511: Biomedical Instrumentation BE 515: Introduction to Medical Imaging BE 517: Optical Microscopy of Biological Materials BE 555: Introduction to Biomedical Optics BE 556: Optical Spectroscopic Imaging BE 569: Next Generation Sequencing BE 570: Introduction to Computational Vision BE 726: Fundamentals of Biomaterials BE 727: Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering BE 772: Neuroengineering Devices BE 773: Advanced Optical Microscopy |

## Rotation Labs

Please note that this table changes every year as new faculty members arrive. Please consult with Prof. John White for any questions regarding laboratory selections.

## Program Cohesion, Retention, Enhancement and Information Flow

The program cohesion and cultural components include: monthly journal club and dinners, active involvement in annual retreats and participation on our Annual Symposium in Quantitative Biology and Physiology run by and for QBP and TRB fellows. Each trainee beyond their third year in the BME program gives a talk at the symposium.