Biology is too complicated for the unaided human brain!
Location, Location, Location
We're located in the heart of the Longwood Medical Area, one of the greatest concentrations of biomedical science in the world.
Measure twice. Model once.
Quantitative measurements are essential to build and test worthwhile models.
Systems Biology Retreat in Beautiful Maine!
Our 2019 department retreat was held at Sebasco Harbor in Maine.
Welcome to the Department of Systems Biology
Our department aims to identify the quantitative principles that govern complex interactions across all areas of biology and medicine. Our goal is to develop a conceptual and predictive understanding of the living world, to enable the design and control of biological systems and the advancement of human health and welfare.
Ever since Arthur D. Little created the first consulting firm in 1886, management consultants have turned their attention to nearly everything from advertising to education to statecraft. They and their management principles are now insinuating themselves into the funding, management, and training of scientists. We think that threatens scientific discovery at its very core....
bwardbostonCheck out this preprint from Ying Lu's lab @HMS_SysBio! It estimates the free energy landscape of the proteasome and shows how the AAA+ proteases cooperate to drive subunit unfolding and translocation. t.co/6e9ZpDamwV
HMS_SysBioUpcoming deadline: Apply for the Harvard Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology PhD Program by Dec 1! t.co/eoomWSg4DW
GREs not required. Fee waivers available. Awesome fellow students. Amazing faculty. Apply! t.co/Q0MHdWiXJD