College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Computational Biology Ph.D. Program

PhD Program

The Computational Biology Program offers a PhD degree in Computational Biology. The graduate program, one of the top in the U.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, involves faculty who are recognized leaders in the fields of structure prediction of proteins and protein complexes, molecular simulation, systems biology, genomics, protein design, and drug discovery. The program faculty and students actively engage in international community-wide activities in bioinformatics and computational biology. For more information, see Computational Biology Program / The Center for Computational Biology. The University of Kansas has world-class credentials in life sciences and information technology. The program complements on-going efforts to expand these areas of research and education at The University of Kansas.

If you have any questions regarding the PhD program, contact Program Director Dr. Ilya Vakser at

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