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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.


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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.


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

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UL Faculty Engagement Series 2022-2023: Mason’s College Preparatory Program: The Early Identification Program

Apr 13, 2023/2:00 - 3:00 PM

Johnson Center Room B

Mason’s College Preparatory Program: The Early Identification Program Lewis Forrest, Associate Dean, University Life  Khaseem Davis, Executive Director, Early Identification Program  Visit the ULife website for Zoom access George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP) works to identify middle and high school students who will be the first in their

2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony

Apr 17, 2023/1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join the 2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence awards ceremony, with opening remarks and award announcements by Provost Mark Ginsberg. There will be food and drinks at a reception following the ceremony. If you have any questions, email

Spring 2023 Student Research Day

Apr 19, 2023/12:00 - 3:00 PM

Please mark your calendar for the Spring 2023 Student Research Day sponsored by the School of Systems Biology: When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: Virtual via Zoom Student Research Day is a venue for students in SSB and other Science & Tech campus departments