News & Events


CSB Retreat 2019

September 16, 2019

The Computational and Systems Biology Ph.D. Program will hold our annual retreat at the Colony Hotel in picturesque Kennebunkport, ME Sunday October 13th - Monday October 14th 20119. Our retreat will feature a poster session, lobster buffet, and talks from:  CSB students and MIT Faculty.

We are pleased to announce our line up of speakers:

Bryan Bryson Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering

Kevin Esvelt ...


Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding

July 25, 2019

An algorithm developed to study the structure of galaxies helps explain a key feature of embryonic development.

As embryos develop, they follow predetermined patterns of tissue folding, so that individuals of the same species end up with nearly identically shaped organs and very similar body shapes.

MIT scientists have now discovered...


Otto Cordero Studies Bacteria in the Wild

June 1, 2019

The MIT associate professor wants to understand microbial communitites in their ecological context.

As he tells it, there’s been no grand design to Otto Cordero’s career path. Instead, the MIT associate professor says, there’s been “a lot of serendipity.”

Cordero knew from an early age that he wanted a career in science. But in Ecuador, where he grew up...


CSB Thesis Defense

May 15, 2019

The Computational and Systems Biology PhD Program is proud to announce the following CSB Thesis Defense:

Natasha Patel-Murray

Fraenkel Lab

Date: Friday, May 17th

Time: 11am - 12pm

Location: 16-220

Title: Understanding Neurodegenerative Disease-Relevant Molecular Effects of Perturbagens Using a Multi-Omics Approach

Abstract: The complex cellular pathways implicated in neurodegenerative diseases are not fully understood. Chemical and genetic perturbagens can probe these molecular pathways to shed insight about the diseases or...