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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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Novel Machine Learning Method Expands the Landscape of Breast Cancer Driver Genes
An algorithm by recent PhD graduate Felix Sanchez-Garcia identifies cancer causing genes within somatic copy number alterations, doubling the number of known breast cancer drivers.
Improving Single-Cell RNA-Seq at the Columbia Genome Center
Using the Fluidigm C1 System, Columbia researchers are developing methods for addressing the technical challenges of single-cell sequencing, and have begun generating some exciting data.

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