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Read profiles of our PhD students to learn about their experience and research. 

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The Columbia University Department of Systems Biology invites applications from students interested in pursuing careers at the frontiers of modern biology. You will learn to apply powerful, multidisciplinary approaches and address critical biological questions from the perspective of complex genomic and molecular systems.

PhD education at Columbia stresses the importance of high-throughput experimentation, quantitative analysis of large biological data sets, and innovative technology development. Whether your primary interest is in experimental or computational research in systems biology, the experience you gain will prepare you to participate in cutting-edge science that integrates the two.

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This year's application period is now closed. The 2016 application cycle will open in September 2015. Learn about PhD studies in systems biology.

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Harris Wang Named Winner of Sloan Research Fellowship
This prestigious award for early-career scientists will support work that combines methods from synthetic biology and computational biology to study how horizontal gene transfer contributes to microbial evolution.
Hynek Wichterle Appointed to Columbia Genome Center
As an associate director, Dr. Wichterle will advise on stem cell related projects and coordinate interactions between Columbia Stem Cell Facility and the Columbia Genome Center's High-Throughput Screening Facility.

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