Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering


Who Should Apply?

The goal of the Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering focus area is to provide students with backgrounds in the Physical, Mathematical, Computational or Engineering Sciences the opportunity to employ their analytical skills and exploit new measurement technologies to construct novel insights into human biology. The focus area will also allow those with Life Science training, newly exposed to role of quantitative technologies, to make a transition towards research that uses these technologies or develops new applications.We acknowledge that undergraduate students are unlikely to have extensive training in both the analytical skills and the biological skills. Thus, we encourage outstanding students in either the quantitative or biological disciplines with a desire to learn the other to apply. Our curriculum has the flexibility to allow students to be extended in some areas, while filling gaps in others.

QB Spotlight

  • QBB

    The Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering focus area is uniquely located within the School of Medicine at OHSU, providing access to world class facilities and researchers, dedicated to basic biological and engineering research as well as translation and clinical medical research. This diverse and collaborative environment provides access to cutting-edge novel technologies and insights into technological developments to answer the significant healthcare questions facing our society today.

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  • Facilities

    Our state-of-the-art facilities include the OHSU-FEI Living Lab with integrated light and electron microscopy equipment, hyper-scale computational resources resulting from collaborations with Intel, x-ray instrumentation for biomedical structure, Advanced Imaging Resource Center, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, and the OHSU Integrated Genomics Core.

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  • Faculty

    Our premier faculty have diverse backgrounds and research interests. The faculty include a total of 33 professors across 6 departments.

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  • Partnerships

    The Quantitative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering focus area has industrial partnerships with leaders in the fields of computation, imaging and drug development.

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  • Research

    Our world class researchers are studying and engineering complex biological systems using advanced measurement and analytical approaches in collaboration with academic and private sector partners around the world. Researchers study "big data" problems critical to clinical medicine, biological mechanisms and health care management

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