Students in the Interfaces Graduate Training Program must complete three or more of seven hands-on graduate laboratory courses taught by interdisciplinary teams of faculty members who will introduce students to state-of-the-art techniques studying living systems across physical scales from molecules to the whole organism. These labs introduce students to multi-scale techniques for measuring, imaging, manipulating and analyzing living systems.

The laboratory courses have been designed to train students for modern research opportunities in integrative, multi-scale, biomedical science. An important goal of the Interfaces Graduate Training Program is not only to provide state-of-the-art interdisciplinary training but also to expose students to the language, culture, and technology of other disciplines and help them become effective cross-disciplinary collaborators and leaders.  Courses taken toward the degree should be taken for a letter grade.

Hands-On, Technology-Centered, Graduate Laboratory Courses

Course Title Course # Quarter Offered Year
Data Science for Multiscale Biology BENG 219 Fall 2024
Tissue Engineering BENG 277 Winter 2025
Medical Imaging Laboratory BENG / RAD 278 Winter 2025
Molecular Imaging and Quantitation in Living Cells BENG 235 Spring 2025
Numerical Analysis for Multiscale Biology BENG / CHEM / MATH / PHARM 276 Spring 2025
Supramolecular Structure Determination Laboratory BENG / CHEM 283 Spring 2025
Multiscale Neurodynamics BENG / BGGN 260 / PHYS 279 Fall 2025