Center for Network Systems Biology — Boston University

Our mission:

To provide analytical excellence, advanced methods development, and productive partnerships with leading academic and industrial partners using cutting edge technology, first class scientific expertise and exceptional training opportunities.


What is Network Systems Biology?

Network systems biology – the study of the physical and functional interactions of biomolecules in diverse complex biological systems that are crucial to health and disease – is an emerging strength at Boston University.
Elucidating the biological networks that drive normal development and pathology is fundamental to a deeper mechanistic understanding of biological processes and their causal links to clinical disorders. Network systems biology will drive biological research in the coming decades.
A vibrant scientific community

Cutting Edge Technology

By forging a ‘disruptive’ technology platform, the CNSB will be a transformative research enterprise synonymous with scientific excellence, impact and innovation for years to come.
We employ state-of-the-art infrastructure to solve emerging challenges in biomedicine. The BU CNSB offers exceptional facilities for protein purification, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. Armed with this array of advanced technologies, the CNSB collaboratory charts previously uncharacterized interaction networks in both normal and disease states that uncover the molecular bases of essential biological processes, like growth and development, and human disease processes.

First-Class Expertise

The research team at CNSB is recognized internationally for their groundbreaking work in Functional Proteomics, Protein Mass Spectrometry, Glycoscience, Network Biology and Bioinformatics. Our team have a proven track record with funding and execution of goal drive biomedical research projects.
The pioneering team includes experts in the generation, analysis and translation of molecular interaction networks to explore fundamental biological processes and disease mechanisms. With outstanding skills in state-of-the-art protein mass spectrometry and other high-throughput techniques, the lab has a prolific research output. Since 2000, the team has performed >30,000 mass spectrometry experiments and has reported tens of thousands of protein interactions in diverse models, ranging from microbes to human cells, in dozens of high impact papers.
first class experience
first class experience
training opportunities
training opportunities

Exceptional Training Opportunities

We are always looking for talented, passionate, and dedicated people to join our team. Discover today where you and your bright future fit in with the Zaia Group.
We have many interesting biomedical research projects for enthusiastic and enterprising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (with experience in Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Proteomics/Genomics, and Molecular and Cell Biology) that complement the methods and concepts that you have developed during your undergraduate and Ph.D. studies, respectively. We can get you on the way to a productive and successful scientific career.