About Us


The Stanford Cancer Systems Biology (CSBS) Scholars Program is a training program for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Systems Biology supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute. Applicants have completed their Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M.


Mission Statement

Our program aims to produce cancer researchers who are uniquely trained in the field of systems biology in order to identify and elucidate critical cellular and molecular networks underlying cancer risk,initiation and progression; thereby promoting an alternative viewpoint to the traditional reductionist approach which has typically focused on characterizing single molecular aberrations. 



The CSBS Program reaches out to the Schools of Medicine, Engineering and Humanities and Sciences. Infrastructure for program management is shown below. Program Directors (Sylvia Plevritis, PhD and Garry Nolan, PhD) will provide scientific leadership and oversee the administration of the program, and will divide responsibilities for running the program.