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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, 2023.

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Chaolin Zhang receives a subaward from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Chaolin Zhang, Systems Biology: $703,721 over one year for a subaward from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for "Developing RNA therapeutics for rare neurodevelopmental disorders."

Xuebing Wu, PhD receives grant from the Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Xuebing Wu, PhD will receive: $402,500 over one year from the Cure Alzheimer's Fund for "Noncoding translation feedback loop in Alzheimer's Disease."

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