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.
Harris Wang Named 2018 Schaefer Scholar
Dr. Wang has been named a Schaefer Research Scholar for his novel approach to explore the role that bacteria cells in our gastrointestinal tract play on the efficacy of drug therapies. Columbia University's Schaefer Scholars program honors outstanding researchers in the field of human physiology.
Precision Oncology: New Tests Look Beyond Genes
Two new precision medicine tests, born out of research from the Califano Lab, have just received New York State Department of Health approval and are available to oncologists and cancer researchers for the front lines of patient care.
Research Unveils a Developmental Splicing Program Controlling Neuronal Maturation and Excitability
In a new study, Professors Chaolin Zhang and Hynek Wichterle determined that loss of Rbfox genes results in an “embryonic like” splicing program. They observed a significant disruption of the assembly of the axon initial segment, which is key for clustering of ion channels, and thus, for neurons to fire action potentials.
Symposium Spotlights Advancements in Translational Cancer Research
The recent Cancer Genomics Symposium featured talks by leading computational biologists, physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and oncologists, and explored important research grounded in cancer genomics and mathematical data analysis.
Integrating Single-Cell Sequencing with Live Cell Imaging
Jointly awarded a $1.5 million NIH grant, the Sims Lab and Cell Microsystems are collaborating to build and test a novel single-cell analysis platform that enables live cell imaging on a large scale and at low cost.
Events and Seminars
March 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Paul Blainey(Broad Institute )
April 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ben Raphael(Princeton University)