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.
Electronic Health Record Analysis Shows Which Diseases Run in Families
Findings from a new study by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian could streamline efforts to understand and mitigate disease risk—especially for diseases with no known disease-associated genes. The study, published by Cell, was co-led by Systems Biology’s Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, and David Vawdrey, PhD, of Biomedical Informatics.
Grad Spotlight: Judith Kribelbauer, PhD
Graduating PhD student Judith Kribelbauer aims to understand at a mechanistic level how transcription factors recognize and bind the DNA of a target gene and by doing so, regulate that particular gene’s transcription. The chance to work with researchers spanning areas from biology to chemistry and physics to computer science is what first drew her to Columbia and ultimately to pursuing systems biology.
PhD Graduate Sebastien Weyn Wins Coan Prize for Exceptional Research
Sebastien Weyn, a graduating PhD student in the Zhang lab, has been awarded the Titus M. Coan Prize for Excellence in Research. Weyn will be honored during the May 13 Hooding Ceremony at the College of Physicians and Surgeons for his outstanding work in basic cell and molecular research.
The countdown to Commencement 2018 has begun, and soon Columbia University Iriving Medical Center and the Morningside Heights campus will be flooded with graduates in blue academic regalia. Hats off to systems biology students who will be graduating this Commencement season!
From Code to Cure
The cover story of Columbia Magazine's Spring 2018 issue spotlights how Columbia University researchers, including Systems Biology faculty Andrea Califano, Dr, and Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, are rewriting the rules of medical research in the age of data science. This new era also is providing opportunities to study the world in entirely new ways. Nowhere is this more evident than in medicine.
Events and Seminars
May 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Christina Curtis(Stanford University)
May 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
John Tsang, PhD(National Institutes of Health)