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.
Research NewsAncient Part of Immune System May Underpin Severe COVID
One of the immune system’s oldest branches, called complement, may be influencing the severity of COVID disease, according to a new study in Nature Medicine led by Drs. Sagi Shapira and Nicholas Tatonetti of the Department of Systems Biology.
AnnouncementDr. Xuebing Wu Named Pew-Stewart Scholar
Congratulations to Xuebing Wu, PhD, assistant professor of systems biology, who has been selected a Pew-Stewart Scholar for his work in cancer research. As a Pew scholar, Dr. Wu will investigate the dysregulation of messenger RNA structure in the development of breast cancer.
Awards and GrantsNew COVID-19 Pilot Grants Awarded to Systems Biology Faculty
Drs. Sagi Shapira and Nicholas Tatonetti, faculty in the Department of Systems Biology, have been awarded a new pilot grant for research geared toward understanding the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus.
InterviewNew Book on Understanding the Novel Coronavirus
Raul Rabadan, PhD, professor of systems biology and director of Columbia's Program for Mathematical Genomics, has authored a new book that provides readers an accessible overview that quells misinformation about the novel coronavirus, and discusses its origin, causes, and spread.
Research NewsDynamics of Gut Bacteria Follow Ecological Laws
The seemingly chaotic bacterial soup of the gut microbiome is more organized than it first appears and follows some of the same ecological laws that apply to birds, fish, tropical rainforests, and even complex economic and financial markets, according to a new paper in Nature Microbiology by systems biologists at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Events and Seminars
May 27, 2020 - 3:00pm
Anjali Hinch, PhD(Oxford University)
April 23, 2020 - 1:30pm
Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, Dr.rer.nat(CUNY Staten Island)