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 GrantsNew Award for Barry Honing
Barry Honig, PhD, Systems Biology, will receive $2,025,000 over four years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Genome-Wide Structure-Based Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions and Networks.”
Three VP&S Scientists Selected as Paul A. Marks Scholars
Three early-career scientists at VP&S—X. Shawn Liu (Physiology & Cellular Biophysics), Xuebing Wu (Medicine), and Nikhil Sharma (Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics)—are 2021 Paul Marks Scholars.
Awards and GrantsNew Grant Awardees Push Innovation in Precision Medicine
The annual Precision Medicine Pilot Grants have been awarded to five teams of researchers conducting innovative basic science, translational, and clinical research across multiple diseases. Recipients from DSB: Andrea Califano, Yufeng Shen, Mohammed AlQuraishi, and Xuebing Wu.
Awards and GrantsNew Award for Dennis Vitkup
Systems Biology will receive $3,829,859 over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Discovery and Analysis of Brain Circuits and Cell Types Affected in Autism and Schizophrenia.” The project will be led by Dennis Vitkup, PhD, and Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD.
Awards and GrantsMelissa McKenzie Receives ‘Pathway to Independence’ NIH Award
Congratulations to Melissa McKenzie, PhD, a second-year postdoctoral research scientist in the lab of Chaolin Zhang, PhD for her K99/R00 “Pathway to Independence” award. This honor supports her goal to identify how alternative RNA splicing networks influence cortical interneuron specification.
Events and Seminars
May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm
Alexander Rives, PhD candidate(New York University)
April 21, 2021 - 3:00pm
Ben Raphael, PhD(Princeton University)