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Welcome to the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB)

The CCIB reflects the cross-departmental approach to biological research already established among Rutgers-Camden faculty. The Center brings together leading research academics from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Students in the Graduate Program in Computational & Integrative Biology are integrated into the life and activities of the Center and are viewed as an essential element of its success.


What is computational and integrative biology? 

At a general level, computational biology is the study of biological systems using tools from traditional biomedical disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics integrated with methods for analysis of interacting complex systems from mathematics and computer science. In particular, computational analysis is a prominent aspect of integrative biology, which analyzes a large number of interacting biological variables to obtain a fuller overall understanding of complex biological systems.

What can an integrative approach to biology achieve? 

The goal of integrative biology is to extract broad quantitative organizational principles that can relate interactions of component parts to macroscopic behaviors of the complex system.

Examples of areas of investigation particularly amenable to an integrative approach include ecological and physiological systems.


Our Programs

Undergraduate Programs

The Molecular Option provides a thorough background in the subject areas involved in Computational and Integrative Biology (CIB) Major, with a stronger emphasis on chemistry and biology.

The Systems Option provides a thorough background in the subject areas involved in Computational and Integrative Biology (CIB) Major, with a stronger emphasis on mathematics and computer science.

The Physical Option provides a thorough background in the subject areas involved in Computational and Integrative Biology (CIB) Major, with a stronger emphasis on biophysics.

CCIB Dual Degree

The Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) is offering students to obtain both a Bachelors degree (BS) and Masters (MS) degrees in CIB within five years.

The dual degree program initiates at the Fall term of your Junior year by contacting the CIB Graduate Program Director. Admission into the program occurs in the Spring Term of your Junior year.

Q-STEP

Q-STEP has been instituted on the Rutgers-Camden campus so as to increase the numbers of successful graduates in the sciences and mathematics and to enhance the level of their quantitative skills. 

Masters Program

The Masters program at CCIB is intended for students from a variety of backgrounds with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics.

Doctoral Program

The Doctoral program at CCIB is intended for students from a variety of backgrounds with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics..