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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?


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

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Mason Now: Power the Possible Faculty and Staff Reception

Sep 28, 2023/4:00 - 6:00 PM

Merten Hall Lawn, Fairfax Campus

Register to attend. The Mason community is celebrating the launch of the biggest, boldest campaign in the university’s history. Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and giveaways as we get ready to make a difference—together. If you are joining us from another campus, parking will be available in

3rd meeting of the American Society for Intercellular Communication (ASIC)

Oct 12, 2023/9:00 AM - Oct 14, 2023/5:00 PM

The 3rd meeting of the American Society for Intercellular Communication (ASIC) will be held on October 12th through October 14th, 2022 at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland. Last year’s meeting (October 2022) was a hybrid (in-person and virtual Zoom) meeting with more than 120 participates that largely covered basic

American Society for Intercellular Communication (ASIC)

Oct 12, 2023/12:00 PM - Oct 14, 2023/12:00 PM

Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland

The meeting is organized by a group of investigators seeking to create a platform for informal exchange of ideas on emerging questions and cutting-edge developments in the field of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs), Extracellular Particles (EPs), and particulate carriers of extracellular RNA (exRNA) as biological mediators, regulators and diagnostic analytes. Our