Center for Computational and Integrative Biology

The Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) is an affiliation of faculty drawn together by a common interest in the study of biology through methods engaging a broader scale of inquiry than the existing standard of the era. The faculty collectively has highly diverse interests, ranging from inquiries into the origins of life, the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions in plants and model organisms, the relationship between atherosclerosis and inflammatory responses in vertebrates, and the collection and analysis of comprehensive measures of physiology in an attempt to understand the harbingers of adverse outcomes (principally sepsis and its sequelae) in individuals treated for trauma.

The Center for Computational and Integrative Biology provides support for investigators at the hospital and across Boston through a variety of autonomous cores that provide services in DNA sequencing, oligonucleotide synthesis and research laboratory automation. 



In the News

We are recruiting a junior faculty member! Search details here: Assistant Professor - Immunology

Welcome Chris Smillie, our new faculty member! Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  His research program in CCIB will focus on mechanistically understanding how microbial perturbations alter host tissues and impact disease. You can learn more about his program in his website: https://www.smillielab.org/

Congratulations to Nitya Jain on receiving the Mass General Center for Faculty Development’s Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award! This award is given to women faculty clinicians, educators, researchers and postdocs at MGH who have shown exceptional promise as leaders in their field and whose careers would specifically benefit from speaking, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Congratulations to Keith Joung on being awarded the Samsung Ho-Am Prize in Medicine! This award is presented each year to individuals of Korean heritage who have furthered the welfare of humanity through distinguished accomplishments in the field of medicine. This year’s award recognizes contributions the Joung laboratory has made in innovating genome editing approaches for basic, clinical and translational science.


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