Division of Physical and Biological Sciences (PBSci) and the Jack Baskin
School of Engineering (SOE) support a broad range of biomedical research.
This research is conducted by more than sixty faculty-led teams – principally
within the Departments of Biomolecular Engineering (BME),
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (MCD),
Chemistry and Biochemistry (Chem),
and Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology (METX).
Additional investigators are based in the Departments of Applied Mathematics
and Statistics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and the Santa
Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP).
UCSC biomedical researchers are
housed in state-of-the-art laboratories, with access to shared facilities,
equipment, and computational tools. The unusually collaborative environment
has helped create an outstanding track record of remarkable
interdisciplinary research and training. Indeed, interdisciplinary research
is institutionalized at UCSC in organizations such as the Center for Molecular
Biology of RNA, the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE),
and the California Institute for Quantitative Biology (QB3).
Both the Division of Physical and Biological
Sciences and Jack Baskin School of Engineering also provide excellent research
training programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral
fellows. In the biomedical sciences, the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
and Engineering (PBSE) crosses departmental
boundaries and provides students with diverse research opportunities. This
program is supported by National Institutes of Health and California Institute
for Regenerative Medicine training grants, and is associated with one of the
nation's most successful NIH Initiatives for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD).