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Systems Biology

Systems Biology seeks to understand how the parts of biological systems are integrated to produce the amazing machines, cells, organisms and ecosystems that exist in our world. We seek to define general principles of biological systems. Our goal is to train students who can seamlessly integrate diverse quantitative and experimental methodology and can balance the tension between global understanding and mechanistic insight. This training involves study of biology, mathematics, quantitative reasoning, computational and data analysis tools, and the rich experimental methods of the biological sciences.

Systems Biology Programs

Students interested in systems biology can obtain their graduate or undergraduate degree in many different areas, including the following:

Systems Biology Faculty

Professor of Biology
Non-coding RNAs: Study of natural functions of non-coding RNAs in the cell and programming of RNA pathways for new functions in vivo. Non-coding RNAs as determinants of epigenetic states. The link between RNA- and chromatin-based epigenetic mechanisms.
Jean-Lou Chameau Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering
Theoretical foundations and software infrastructure for complex technological and biological networks.
Professor of Biology and Bioengineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Synthetic and systems biology; gene circuit dynamics in cell and developmental circuits.
Professor of Biology
Systems biology, signaling pathways, robustness, biomaterial.