The Department of Computational Biology consists of faculty members with expertise in computer science, genomics, systems biology, population genetics and modeling.  They apply these skills to a wide range of exciting problems in the life sciences.

The department administers the Computational Biology undergraduate concentration within the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Additionally, the faculty in the department are members of the Computational Biology graduate field, as well as several other graduate fields offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

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Taylor Ferebee is a doctoral candidate in computational biology from Hampton, Virginia. She attended Roanoke College for her bachelor’s and Clemson University for her master’s and now studies the implementation and redesign of mathematical...
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