The Department of Computational Biology consists of faculty members with expertise in computer science, genomics, systems biology, population genetics and modeling.  They apply these skills to a wide range of exciting problems in the life sciences.

The department administers the Computational Biology undergraduate concentration within the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Additionally, the faculty in the department are members of the Computational Biology graduate field, as well as several other graduate fields offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

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Meet our faculty: Shaila Musharoff
Shaila Musharoff was hired as part of the CALS Cohort Initiative and the Cornell NIH FIRST Cohort. Academic focus: Statistical and population genetics Research summary: My lab studies how human disease is shaped by genetic and environmental...
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics
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Academic focus: Computational ecology and behavior. Research summary: My lab studies how organisms generate behavior during ecological interactions – for example, when competing with other organisms for food, pursuing and capturing prey...
  • Computational Biology
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Fish can adjust their sensitivity to the actions of others – such as fleeing due to a false alarm – in order to reduce the risk of responding to misinformation, according to a new study.

  • Computational Biology
  • Behavior
  • Biology