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Cornell University Weill Graduate School Of Medical Sciences
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New York City, NY 10065
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
The Physiology, Biophysics & Systems Biology (PBSB) graduate program at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is designed to engage students in education through research in current and innovative aspects of three synergistic components of modern biomedicine: physiology—the functions of cells, tissues, and organs; biophysics—the application of principles of physics to biological processes; and systems—the complex interactions between components of a biological system.
The availability of information from genomics, imaging, and proteomics, combined with the power of computational methods, has enabled entirely new approaches for making discoveries and relating them to the most basic molecular mechanisms. Most importantly, these new approaches make it possible to integrate, in the research activities of the program's faculty, the findings from genetics, structural biology, and cell and molecular biology with principles and representations from physics and engineering.