Research Training

Training the next generation of scientists in the art and science of systems biology research is a critical focus of the IGSB. The goal is to foster scientific discoveries in which questions are formulated and addressed in the context of the complex system. IGSB students develop productive, cutting-edge investigative skills.

For example, in the White Lab there are opportunities to learn about genomics, genome-wide modeling of networks, genome and transcriptome sequencing, protein-protein and protein-DNA interaction analyses, chromatin state measurements, RNAi and CRISPR mutational analyses, and high throughput functional analyses of genomic regulatory elements.

In the Gilbert Lab students can learn about modeling microbial ecosystem dynamics using high-throughput sequenceing data to describe taxonomic and functional diversity.

In the Stranger Lab students learn how to use high-throughput functional genomics and genome-wide association analysis (GWAS) studies to identify variable regions of the genome with functional effects on gene expression and evidence about how system-wide genetic patterns patterns are altered in different biological contexts.


Barry Aprison
Questions regarding education and outreach programs should be addressed to:

Barry Aprison, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, BSCD
Education & Outreach Director, IGSB, CCSB, GGSB
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
Room 10114
The University of Chicago
900 E. 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
312-659-8848 c
773-834-2787 w