Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics and Biomedical Informatics and the founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
Andrea Califano, is a pioneer in the field of systems biology and founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. A physicist by training, Dr. Califano has taken innovative, systematic approaches to identify the molecular factors that lead to cancer progression and to the emergence of drug resistance at the single-cell level. Directing the conversation about cancer research away from focusing solely on gene mutations, Dr. Califano examines the complex and tumor-specific molecular interaction networks that determine cancer cell behavior.