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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 now closed.


Raul Rabadan Wins Stand Up to Cancer Award for Accelerated Cancer Research
Dr. Rabadan has won a Sharp Innovation Award from Stand Up to Cancer, and with collaborator, Dr. Dan Landau of Weill Cornell, the two investigators will work on a novel sequencing technique and computational method for better understanding immune recognition mechanism in glioblastoma.
Building a Better Way to Decode the Genome
Columbia University researchers have developed a computational tool that shines a light on the genome’s most hard-to-translate segments. With this tool in hand, scientists can get closer to understanding how DNA guides everything from growth and development to aging and disease.

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