Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering


  • The Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering (QBE) program provides rigorous training at the interface between biology and the mathematical, computational and engineering sciences that are the hallmark of a Mines education. We believe that some of the most transformative science and engineering happens at interfaces between topics; thus, this is the QBE program’s primary goal. This interdisciplinary program will produce the next generation of quantitatively trained scientists needed for innovation in the biological sciences and other disciplines. Like the faculty of QBE, students in the program have diverse backgrounds and life experiences and are united by their interests in biosciences and the development of novel approaches to solve real-world problems. The QBE program holistically considers topics on the life / health side of Mines’ thematic areas of Earth, Energy and Environment. This flexible program is tailored to match the needs, interests and backgrounds of all students and creates for a unique multidisciplinary culture that pervades the program.

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Student Highlights and Achievements

QBE first year graduate student, Meghana (Meg) Hosahalli Shivananda Murthy, was awarded the Society for Biomaterials Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) award, for her submission of the abstract titled, “Laminin Interactions with The Islet in A 3d Reverse Thermal Gel Scaffold Protect Against Cytokine-Mediated Β-Cell Death”.

Meg’s abstract was nominated as an outstanding contribution to the Society for Biomaterials’ 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, April 20-23, 2021.  The Special Interest Group Chairs of the Society has awarded Murthy with a STAR (Student Travel Achievement Recognition). Her pre-recorded talk was shown in a special STAR Award Session during the Annual Meeting late last month.  Congratulations to Meg on receiving this honor from the Society for Biomaterials!

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