The primary objective of the program is to educate and train individuals with background in physical or quantititative science, especially chemistry, physics, computer science, or mathematics, to apply the concepts and methods of the physical sciences to the solution of biological problems. Owing to the interdepartmental nature of the program, a student's research options are increased greatly. Research programs may be pursued in any of the departments or hospitals mentioned.
MCO is an innovative doctoral program that trains future leaders of scientific research in all areas of modern biology. MCO hosts faculty members from five departments on Harvard University's Cambridge campus - Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Physics.
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Applied Physics at Harvard School of Engineering is at the intersection of physics and engineering. Applied physicists explore the phenomena that become the foundation of quantum and photonic devices and novel materials. They also study the fundamentals of complex systems, including living organisms. Applied physicists are problem solvers by nature, and our PhDs find employment not only in academia but also in non-profits and industry, including startups.