UCLA Bioinformatics

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Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program is one of ten Home Areas within the UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB).  Home Areas consist of faculty and students with shared interest in research areas and approaches. Each interdepartmental Home Area is aligned with a Ph.D.-granting program, provides in depth, cutting-edge training, and offers access to a wide variety of exceptional faculty mentors. Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program with integrated one-year core curriculum, over 50 elective courses, and over 20 core bioinformatics faculty spanning life & physical sciences, the Schools of Medicine and Engineering.

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Prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission into the UCLA Bioinformatics Ph.D. program.

UCLA undergraduates can get involved through the many undergraduate bioinformatics course offerings as well as an Undergraduate Minor program in Bioinformatics.

UCLA Computer Science Masters students are encouraged to get involved through graduate courses in Bioinformatics which are applicable to their Masters program.

There are plenty of opportunities for current UCLA students to get involved in bioinformatics research projects. Students from outside UCLA interested in research internships should contact Bioinformatics faculty directly.

Recent News:

Jessica-LiJessica Li, Bioinformatics Faculty, develops new statistical methods for understanding important biological questions | Read More



Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, Faculty Graduate Advisor, is highlighted in the UCLA Newsroom for her collaborative work on ‘RNA molecules in human saliva’, recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Chemistry, and will be published in the journal’s Jan. 2015 special print issue, “Molecular Diagnostics: A Revolution in Progress” | Read More


Kirk Lohmueller was featured in the Science Magazine, article, “Rabbit genome analysis reveals a polygenic basis for phenotypic change during domestication” | Read More
Congratulations to Kirk Lohmueller, named a 2014 Searle Scholar | Read More


Alexander Hoffmann, among other Bioinformatics Faculty, was highlighted in the UCLA Newsroom for his collaborative work in the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences | Read More