Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) is a graduate program in the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. The Weill Medical College of Cornell University is a premier biomedical research institution and a member of the Tri-Institutional Consortium that includes the Sloan Kettering Institute and Rockefeller University. The Consortium fosters and supports seamless interactions, collaborations and resource sharing among the students, faculty and laboratories in the three institutions.
The PBSB graduate program website includes exciting information about the research and academic activities of the Faculty engaged in world class research aiming to understand the functional mechanisms in the human body, in health and in disease. Detailed investigations utilizing cutting edge approaches at all scales of size and complexity in biomedical research are inviting student involvement. These studies reach from the genes and molecular cell components to the complex systems of tissues and organs, their development, morphogenesis, physiological function and involvement in human diseases. The researchers utilize innovative experimental approaches (from single molecule imaging to whole organ optical mapping) and computationally intensive theoretical methods (from bioinformatics and molecular dynamics to mathematical modeling and simulation of entire physiological systems). Graduate students in PBSB can participate in the evolution of these approaches and their application to state of the art research in human structure and function. The PBSB faculty members represent multidisciplinary research teams with primary appointments in various departments, including Physiology and Biophysics, Radiology, Pharmacology, Computational Biology, Neuroscience, and Cell and Developmental Biology.
The Weill Medical College of Cornell University is located on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan in New York City, amongst the many parks, museums, and scientific and cultural resources in the world’s finest city.