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 GrantsNew Grant Awardees Push Innovation in Precision Medicine
The annual Precision Medicine Pilot Grants have been awarded to five teams of researchers conducting innovative basic science, translational, and clinical research across multiple diseases. Recipients from DSB: Andrea Califano, Yufeng Shen, Mohammed AlQuraishi, and Xuebing Wu.
Awards and GrantsNew Award for Dennis Vitkup
Systems Biology will receive $3,829,859 over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Discovery and Analysis of Brain Circuits and Cell Types Affected in Autism and Schizophrenia.” The project will be led by Dennis Vitkup, PhD, and Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD.
Awards and GrantsMelissa McKenzie Receives ‘Pathway to Independence’ NIH Award
Congratulations to Melissa McKenzie, PhD, a second-year postdoctoral research scientist in the lab of Chaolin Zhang, PhD for her K99/R00 “Pathway to Independence” award. This honor supports her goal to identify how alternative RNA splicing networks influence cortical interneuron specification.
Awards and GrantsXuebing Wu, PhD, Wins Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Dr. Wu, assistant professor of systems biology and of medicine, has been awarded the 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. Dr. Wu seeks to bridge the discovery of basic mechanisms of gene regulation with the development of novel therapeutics for human diseases, focusing on cancer and cardiometabolic diseases.
Awards and GrantsNew Award for Tal Korem
Tal Korem, PhD, Systems Biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, will receive $307,136 over five years from the National Institute of Nursing Research for a subaward of “The Role of Host-Microbial Interactions in Altering Preterm Birth Risk Among Black Women.”
Events and Seminars
May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm
Alexander Rives, PhD candidate(New York University)
April 21, 2021 - 3:00pm
Ben Raphael, PhD(Princeton University)