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.
Awards and GrantsAleksandar Obradovic Receives 2022 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research
Aleksandar Obradovic was selected as a recipient of the 2022 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. This award is in recognition of the high quality and significance of your PhD thesis research in the Coordinated Doctoral Programs in Biomedical Sciences.
Awards and GrantsMichael Shen, PhD, Leading Researcher in Genitourinary Cancers, Named AAAS Fellow
Michael Shen, PhD, the Arthur J. Antenucci Professor of Medical Sciences and professor of genetics, urology, and systems biology at Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Awards and GrantsLancet Publication: "The Art of Medicine: Knowing, Seeing, and Telling in Medicine" by Dr. Rita Charon (featuring DSB Chair, Andrea Califano, PhD)
The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is proud to announce the publication of our narrative medicine partnership with Dr. Rita Charon. The collaborative series, Narratives of Discovery, currently holds four indepth interviews with leading life scientists. The first three articles, and the overall project, are featured in The Lancet:
Awards and GrantsNew award for Chaolin Zhang
Chaolin Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor in Systems Biology will receive $2,766,392 over five years from the National Insititue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “RNA regulatory networks in neuronal cell type diversity and function”.
Awards and GrantsChaolin Zhang, 2021 Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Genetic Therapies awardee
Chaolin Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor in Systems Biology will receive $1,200,000 over three years from The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) via the 2021 Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Genetic Therapies Initiative.
Events and Seminars
May 11, 2022 - 8:45am to 4:15pm
March 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ephraim (Effi) Kenigsberg, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Precision Immunology Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
March 15, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Gang Fang, PhD Associate Professor with Tenure Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai