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Read profiles of our PhD students to learn about their experience and research. 

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The Columbia University Department of Systems Biology invites applications from students interested in pursuing careers at the frontiers of modern biology. You will learn to apply powerful, multidisciplinary approaches and address critical biological questions from the perspective of complex genomic and molecular systems.

PhD education at Columbia stresses the importance of high-throughput experimentation, quantitative analysis of large biological data sets, and innovative technology development. Whether your primary interest is in experimental or computational research in systems biology, the experience you gain will prepare you to participate in cutting-edge science that integrates the two.

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This year’s application deadline is December 1, 2019.


Karin Isaev awarded 2023-2024 Lead Teaching Fellowship
Karin Isaev, a graduate student in David Knowles lab, was recently awarded a Lead Teaching Fellowship from the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning.
Rodney Rothstein, PhD, receives UIC Award!
On Thursday, April 20, the UIC Alumni Association presented its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony honoring standout rising stars, humanitarians, distinguished service and exceptional achievement within UIC’s alumni community. Among the awards given, the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by UIC, was present to Rodney Rothstein, PhD.

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