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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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Fall 2022 Student Research Day

Nov 30, 2022/12:00 - 3:00 PM

Student Research Day is a venue for students in SSB and other Science & Tech campus departments - including undergraduates - to present the research they have been working on throughout the semester. When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: Virtual via Zoom

Dissertation Defense - Kerianne Richards, PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Nov 30, 2022/4:00 - 6:00 PM

Candidate: Kerianne Richards Program: PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Date: Wednesday, November 30 2022 Time: 4:00 PM Place: Virtual meeting For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here

Research and Scholarship at Mason Orientation and Refresher

Jan 18, 2023/9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Participate in the Third Annual Research and Scholarship at Mason Orientation and Refresher on January 18, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2p.m.. Please SAVE THE DATE and look for an email right after Thanksgiving on how to register. SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2023 Faculty Affairs & Research Development Faculty Matters