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 or CBB 561, and CBB750 or CBB 562 and the year-long sequence of lab rotations 711, 712, 713.

  • CBB 523a Biological Physics (not given in 2017-2018)
  • CBB 555a┬áMachine Learning for Biology
  • CBB 562b Dynamical Systems in Biology
  • CBB 645b Statistical Methods in Genetics and Bioinformatics (not given in 2017-2018)
  • CBB 647b Statistical Methods in Human Genetics
  • CBB 740a Clinical and Translational Informatics
  • CBB 745b Advanced Topics in Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • CBB 750b Core Topics in Biomedical Informatics
  • CBB 752b Biomedical Data Science: Mining and Modeling
  • 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 2017-18)
  • ENAS 517b Methods and Logic in Interdisciplinary Research
  • ENAS 991b Integrated Workshop
  • 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 Database Systems
  • CPSC 545a Introduction to Data Mining
  • CPSC 570a Artificial Intelligence

Statistics Courses

Many CBB students have taken the following statistics courses:

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

CBB students have also enrolled in the following statistics courses:

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

Research Ethics Courses

  • CBB 601b Responsible Conduct of Research