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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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We are now accepting applications! The deadline is December 4, 2015. Here's how to apply


Kyle Allison Featured in NIH Director’s Blog
A post authored by NIH Director Francis Collins highlights Dr. Allison’s ongoing efforts to isolate and study "persistent" bacteria, which in the clinic can often instigate dangerous, chronic infections that are difficult to eliminate.
Putting Blended Learning to the Test
Electronic media offer valuable tools for learning, but what is the best way to integrate such technologies within the traditional university setting? Brent and Melissa Stockwell recently conducted an innovative, formal trial to find out.

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