The Columbia University Department of Systems Biology brings together researchers specializing in computational biology, experimental biology, and technology development to discover how biological traits emerge from complex molecular networks.
Systems biology and computational biology are becoming increasingly important disciplines in the biological sciences. Through PhD graduate education and postdoctoral training we prepare young scientists to become leaders in this exciting and rapidly growing field.
Systems Biology PhD Student Wins Best Poster at SEED (Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution & Design) Symposium
Sway Chen, a PhD student in the Harris Wang Lab, won the Best Poster Award at one of the premiere international conferences, the 2017 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 23rd
Research NewsIt’s All In the Math: New Tool Provides Roadmap for Cell Development
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have created a new tool to describe the many possible ways in which a cell may develop. Rooted in the mathematical field of topology, the tool provides a roadmap that offers detailed insight into how stem cells give rise to specialized cells.
Research NewsSex May Not Have Evolved Without Changes in Immune System
Sexual reproduction may have never become possible if organisms hadn’t evolved a way to restrain the immune system during fertilization, according to a new study from the lab of Sagi Shapira, PhD, assistant Professor of Systems Biology.
Awards and GrantsErin Bush Receives CP&S Officer of Research Award
A staff associate in the Department of Systems Biology and Columbia Genome Center, Erin helped develop a low cost, high throughout RNA-sequencing technology that allows researchers to screen drugs for genetic effects.
Awards and GrantsHarris Wang Named Recipient of Presidential Early Career Award
The PECASE is considered the United States’ highest award for early career scientists and engineers, recognizing exceptional innovation and leadership at the frontiers of knowledge and technology development.
Events and Seminars
September 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Dr. Chaolin Zhang
October 3, 2017 - 5:15pm
Dr. Oliver Hobert
October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Dr. Dimitris Anastassiou