A world-leader in quantitative bioscience disciplines, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers multiple routes to success for graduate education in quantitative connections to the life sciences. UT has a long history as one of the world's largest collections of faculty in quantitative bioscience, located in a variety of departments and research labs across campus. As the land-grant institution for Tennessee, there are numerous connections to agricultural and veterinary sciences available. Students also benefit from close contacts between UT and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Convergence research across mathematics, statistics, computational and data science is building new frameworks and novel ways for problem solving in the life sciences. Over the past decade, NIMBioS has fostered these efforts to develop cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary collaborative connections that address the vast array of challenging questions at the interface of the quantitative and life sciences.