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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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Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 academic year. The deadline is December 2, 2016. Learn how to apply.


2016-2017 Seminar Series Announced
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events! Invited speakers will discuss a range of topics topics in computational biology, epigenomics, evolutionary biology, gene regulation, cancer systems biology, and developmental biology, among others.
A Jack of All Trades: An Interview with Kam Leong
The biomedical engineer explains how nanotechnologies he has developed could support systems biology research and why interdisciplinary collaboration is so important to science and engineering today.

Events and Seminars