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.
Awards and GrantsLancet Publication: "The Art of Medicine: Knowing, Seeing, and Telling in Medicine" by Dr. Rita Charon (featuring DSB Chair, Andrea Califano, PhD)
The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is proud to announce the publication of our narrative medicine partnership with Dr. Rita Charon. The collaborative series, Narratives of Discovery, currently holds four indepth interviews with leading life scientists. The first three articles, and the overall project, are featured in The Lancet:
Awards and GrantsNew award for Chaolin Zhang
Chaolin Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor in Systems Biology will receive $2,766,392 over five years from the National Insititue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “RNA regulatory networks in neuronal cell type diversity and function”.
Awards and GrantsChaolin Zhang, 2021 Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Genetic Therapies awardee
Chaolin Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor in Systems Biology will receive $1,200,000 over three years from The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) via the 2021 Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Genetic Therapies Initiative.
Awards and GrantsWenyan Jiang from Dr. Saeed Tavazoie's Lab Chosen as a Blavatnik Award Finalist
Honoring outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences announced the three Winners and six Finalists of the 2021 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists. Microbiologist Wenyan Jiang has helped repurpose the CRISPR-Cas system, an immune system of many bacteria, and co-opt it to upgrade the way many scientists control and examine the genome.
Awards and GrantsNew award for Harris Wang
Harris Wang receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for the development and application of Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE), a new framework for manipulating DNA to produce synthetic or engineered recombinant genetic material, and for his use of CRISPR technology to track and record transient cellular processes in the human gut microbiome. Born in Beijing, China, Wang is an associate professor at Columbia University in New York.
Events and Seminars
December 8, 2021 - 11:30am
Haiyuan Yu, PhD(Cornell University)
December 7, 2021 - 5:00pm
Xuebing Wu, PhD
November 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Andrea Califano, PhD