The QBS program seeks to train highly qualified students for productive careers in biomedical research and teaching through the completion of an interdisciplinary PhD degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics and epidemiology. Our philosophy is that the modern biomedical researcher must be able to speak more than one language to successfully collaborate in a highly multidisciplinary environment.

Upcoming Events

April 27th / 1 - 2pm / Kellog Aud. @ Geisel

QBS Dissertation Defense

"Characterization of cancer risk and response to immunotherapy through pathway-based genomic analyses"

April 27th / 11 - 12pm / Williamson 373 DHMC

Genomic Medicine Special Lecture

Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Public Health
"COPD and Lung Cancer Risk Survival"

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May 9th / 4 - 5 pm / Aud E DHMC

QBS Student RIPS

"Improved Integration of Multiple Molecular and Exposure Datasets for Better Prognostic Indicators and Classification"

"Characterizing the T Cell Receptor Repertoire in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis"

Recent News

Michael Whitfield, PhD, a translational genetics researcher at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, has earned a second highly competitive award from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust for his pioneering work on the rare autoimmune disease systemic scleroderma. Read more...

A research team, led by Chao Cheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, used gene expression data from breast cancer patients to computationally infer the presence of different types of immune cells. Read more... Publication

A research team, led by J. Taroni from the Whitfield Lab at the Geisel School of Medicine, along with collaborators both within the U.S. and from Brazil, presented their data at the 4th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal, on Feb. 18–20, 2016. Read more...

2nd Year QBS student, Mavra Nasir, from the Hill lab has received a Neukom travel award and a Dartmouth graduate student travel grant to attend the The 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) this May in Italy. She will present her research on a biomedical application of GCXGC-TOFMS and how the high throughput data generated can be analyzed using supervised and unsupervised algorithms.

Dartmouth Institute Researcher James O'Malley Receives Funding for a 3-Year Project Aimed at Enhancing Statistical Methods in Order to Improve the Quality of Health Information for Patients with Vascular Disease. Read more...

QBS faculty Dr. Anne Hoen and Juilette Madan, MD discuss their recent publication in JAMA Pediatrics, "Association of Cesarean Delivery and Formula Supplementation With the Intestinal Microbiome of 6-Week-Old Infants" on NPR's Science Friday.