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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.


SSB Faculty and Staff Congratulate Summer 2022 Doctoral Candidate

Shaimaa  Sait

Dissertation Title:   Role of Structure Quality in the p53 Protein Comprehensive Mutagenesis Analysis

Advisors:  Dr. Iosif Vaisman


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    312 Charles J. Colgan Hall, Science and Tech Campus

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Why the School of Systems Biology?


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

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SSB Fall 2022 New Student Orientation

Sep 1, 2022/11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation Thursday, September 1, 2022 11:00 am – 2:00 pm In-person and Virtual

SSB Colloquium Speaker Series Seminar - Dr. Jay McLaughlin

Sep 6, 2022/12:00 - 2:00 PM

SSB Colloquium Speaker Series Seminar Fall 2022 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Dr. Jay McLaughlin - University of Florida "HIV-1 Tat protein mediated neuronal dysfunction and behavioral deficits: mechanistic insights for potential translational interventions for neuroAIDS?"

ScienceConnect 2022

Sep 13, 2022/12:30 - 4:30 PM

Exploratory Hall, Fairfax Campus

Join us for ScienceConnect this September and get to know the Mason Science community Start off the semester by meeting College of Science faculty, staff, and students while exploring college programs, research, and professional opportunities. Be sure to grab some food and win college SWAG. Register to attend. ScienceConnect will