Graduate Education

Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGSMS)

For more than a half-century, WCGS has focused on preparing its students for careers in the biomedical sciences. The Graduate School faculty today numbers more than 250, and more than 1,000 students have earned Cornell University PhDs from the school.

Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB)

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.

Tri-I PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (TPCBM)

The Tri-I PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) was established in 2003 to provide a unique training opportunity that takes advantage of the exceptional educational and research resources of Cornell University in Ithaca, its Medical College in NYC (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It is our belief that the development of such a cadre of computational biologists, trained in the laboratories of exceptional program faculty from all three campuses, will foster discovery in frontiers of basic biological and biomedical sciences.

Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB)

The Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology was established in 2001 as one of the first graduate programs in the world to focus on research and training at the interface of chemistry and biology. The program is a collaborative offering of three premier New York City institutions, Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Located adjacent to one another in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, these three institutions combine to create a unique university environment and provide unparalleled scientific opportunities to the next generation of leaders in chemical biology.

Andersen Lab

The Andersen laboratory explores on the energetic coupling between membrane proteins and their host bilayer using experimental, computational and theoretical methods. A major focus of the current studies is how biologically active molecules alter the physical/elastic properties of the lipid bilayer, which in turn will alter membrane protein and cell function. Indiscriminate changes in protein function may lead to serious…

Huggins Lab

Our research is focused on the development of novel computational methods to solve problems in the field of medicine. We use statistical mechanical methods such as free-energy perturbation and inhomogeneous fluid solvation theory to understand and predict the thermodynamics of binding, with specific application to molecular design tools for developing effective new therapeutics. On the theoretical side, we are interested…

Khelashvili Lab

The overall goal of the research projects in the lab is to uncover dynamic mechanisms in fundamental biological processes of signal transduction by cell surface proteins in the categories of receptors (such as G protein-coupled receptors, GPCRs), transporters in the family of Neurotransmitter:Sodium-Symporters (NSS), and lipid scramblases. Special emphasis is on understanding how the spatial organization and function of these…

Weinstein Lab

The Weinstein lab studies complex systems in physiology with methods of molecular and computational biophysics, bioinformatics and mathematical models. The work addresses structural and dynamic mechanisms in fundamental biological processes such as signal transduction, neuronal signaling and regulation of cell growth mechanisms, and the expression of these processes in the physiological functions of tissues and organs.