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Genetic science research

School of Systems Biology provides a research and educational environment that allows integration of the various areas of molecular and cellular biosciences from a systems perspective.

Systems biology focuses on understanding the structure and function of biological systems on multiple levels — from molecules to organisms — through data obtained using theoretical, experimental, and computational methodologies.


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    312 Charles J. Colgan Hall, Science and Tech Campus

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Why the School of Systems Biology?


Number of degree programs offered by SSB to graduate students.


Average SSB Class Size


Our PhD program was the first formal PhD program in Bioinformatics in the world

School of Systems Biology News & Events



Fall 2020 Student Research Day

Dec 2, 2020/1:00 - 3:00 PM

How to attend Fall 2020 SSB Student Research Day:


Virtual Microbiology Journal Club with an emphasis on COVID-19 (MJC_COVID-19)

Dec 4, 2020/11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As part of the effort to further strengthen our microbiology program and in consultation with several faculty, I have initiated a virtual Microbiology Journal Club with an emphasis on COVID-19 (MJC_COVID-19). Given the immense worldwide effect of the pandemic, it is also a timely endeavor.


Celebration of Success

Dec 8, 2020/2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join Dean Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm for the 2020 Celebration of Success that recognizes and shows appreciation of all College of Science faculty and staff.

This year, the dean will honor nine faculty and staff with awards for their service during the 2020 calendar year.