Example Courses in the Three Course Areas

Students may be able to waive some course requirements based on graduate coursework completed at other universities where they have been enrolled as a graduate student. Courses must be equivalent to Yale graduate courses, and the Graduate School usually sets a maximum limit of three courses that can waived.

Courses in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

CBB students are required to take the 3 CBB core courses CBB 752, CBB 740, and CBB 562 and the year-long sequence of lab rotations 711, 712, 713.

  • CBB 523a Biological Physics
  • CBB 555a Computational Methods for the Analysis and Modeling of Biological Data
  • CBB 745b Advanced Topics in Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • CBB 752b Biomedical Data Science: Mining and Modeling
  • CBB 740a Clinical and Translational Informatics
  • CBB 750b Topics in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science
  • CBB 562b Dynamical Systems in Biology
  • CBB 645b Statistical Methods in Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • CBB 647b Statistical Methods in Human Genetics (not given in 2015-16)
  • CBB 648a Statistical Methods for Sequence Data Analysis (not given in 2016-17)
  • CHEM 526b Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry (not given in 2016-17)
  • CBB 711 1st Lab Rotation
  • CBB 712 2nd Lab Rotation
  • CBB 713 3rd Lab Rotation

Courses in Biological Sciences

Courses are available in many departments, including Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Physics and Engineering and Applied Science. Courses that CBB graduate students have taken in recent years nclude the following. (Not all courses are offered every year.)

  • CBIO 602a Molecular Cell Biology
  • EEB 525b Evolutionary Biology (not given in 2016-17)
  • ENAS 517b Methods and Logic in Interdisciplinary Research
  • ENAS 991b Integrated Workshop (not given in 2016-17)
  • GENE 625a Basic Concepts: Genetics Analysis
  • GENE 777b Mechanisms of Development
  • IBIO 530a Biology of Immune System
  • MBB 523a Biological Physics
  • MBB 600a Principles of Biochemistry I
  • MBB 602a Molecular Cell Biology
  • MBB 743b Advanced Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
  • MCDB 570b Biotechnology
  • PATH 650b Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • PATH 690a Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • PHYS 523a Biological Physics

Courses in Informatics

Computer Science and Related Courses

Courses are available in Computer Science and other departments. Example courses that CBB graduate students might take include the following:

  • CPSC 524b Parallel Programming Techniques
  • CPSC 537a Introduction to Databases
  • CPSC 545a Introduction to Data Mining
  • CPSC 562a Graphs and Networks (not given in 2016-17)
  • CPSC 570a Artificial Intelligence
  • CPCS 577a Neural Networks for Computing (not given in 2016-17)
  • BIS 560b Database Management in Biomedicine and Epidemiology (not given in 2016-17)
  • ENAS 705b Numerical Simulations of Liquids (not given in 2016-17)

Statistics Courses

Many CBB students have taken the following statistics courses:

  • STAT 538a Probability and Statistics for Scientists
  • STAT 645b Statistical Methods in Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • STAT 660b Multivariate Statistical Methods

CBB students have also enrolled in the following statistics courses:

  • STAT 530b Introductory Data Analysis
  • STAT 541a Probability Theory
  • STAT 542b Theory of Statistics
  • STAT 551b Stochastic Processes
  • STAT 610a Statistical Inference
  • STAT 612a Linear Models
  • STAT 661a Data Analysis
  • STAT 665b Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • BIS 623a Applied Regression Analysis

Research Ethics Courses

  • CBB 601b Responsible Conduct of Research