Computational biology involves the analysis and discovery of biological phenomena using computational tools, and the algorithmic design and analysis of such tools. The field is widely defined and includes foundations in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, anatomy, neuroscience, and visualization.
Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Students pursuing the ScB have the option of electing a concentration in Computational Biology with one of three focus areas: Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences, or Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Both programs require a senior capstone experience that pairs students and faculty in creative research collaborations.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Associate Computational Biologist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
- Business Analyst, Ernst & Young
- Pre-doctoral Fellow - Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Software Design Professional, IBM
- Software Engineering Designer, AthenaHealth
- Analyst, Cornerstone Research
- Data Scientist, Newsle, Inc.
- Quality Assurance/ Software Tester Intern, Volute Technologies
- Research Assistant, Stanford University
- Brown University, MS, Computer Science
- Columbia University, MS, Computer Science
- Database Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Software Developer, The Broad Institute
- Software Engineer, InsightSquared
- Software Engineer, TripAdvisor
- Computational Biologist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
- Product Manager, Yelp
- Sales, Trading, and Quantitative Analysis Analyst, Citigroup
- Software Engineer, Google, Inc.
- Stanford University, PhD, Evolutionary Genetics
- Universityof California-Berkeley, PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology
- Yale University, PhD, Biological Sciences