Systems Biology Center New York

The Systems Biology Center New York is headed by Ravi Iyengar PhD, Director and Principal Investigator.

Center Overview

The Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY) is a trans-disciplinary center that uses systems approaches to study pathophysiological processes and drug action. We are a highly collaborative group of researchers both basic and clinical, and educators from several universities in the New York area. Center investigators have expertise in genomics, biochemistry and molecular biology, proteomics, in cell biology and visualization of signaling reactions live cells, in tissue/organ physiology and pathophysiology, clinical imaging and in pharmacology. At the computational level we have expertise in statistical models, graph-theory network based analyses, mathematical biology and dynamical modeling including ODE, PDE and stochastic models.  Melding the expertise of various disciplines we work at various scales of biological organization to make substantive contributions to the emerging fields of systems pharmacology and precision medicine. We use our complementary expertise in a highly integrated manner to develop and disseminate approaches that provide a mechanistic understanding of how molecular interactions within regulatory networks result in tissue and organ behavior and how this information can be used to predict new drug targets, repurpose existing drugs and predict adverse events in the context of genomic and epigenomic characteristics. 

Our research activities are seamlessly connected to our education and outreach activities that include working with the faculty at Colgate University to enhance the systems biology program for undergraduates. We are offering three systems biology courses on Coursera's MOOC platform. We will develop new collaborations with the Systems Biology Ireland and continue our highly successful undergraduate summer program for The City University of New York (CUNY) students from diverse backgrounds to prime the pipeline for the next generation of quantitative biomedical scientists.

SBCNY is supported by grant number P50GM071558 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Contact Us

Ravi Iyengar, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator, Systems Biology Center New York
Tel: 212-659-1707
Fax: 212-831-0114
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One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1215
New York, NY 10029

Systems Biology Center New York  


IyengarRavi Iyengar, PhD, is a Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics and the Director and Principal Investigator of the Systems Biology Center New York.  Read More