Meet Our Students

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.

News

Ancient 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.
Dr. 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.

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