The Complex Biological Systems Alliance (CBSA) is a global research consortium investigating fundamental questions in biology and medicine. The Alliance is a unique, independent non-profit 501(c)(3) platform for advanced scientific discourse and discovery. The CBSA hosts an international multidisciplinary team of investigators accomplished in a broad spectrum of disciplines, representing all aspects of the physical and life sciences.
The CBSA is an organizational member of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, an international coalition dedicated to improving human health by maximizing the potential of genomic medicine through effective and responsible data sharing. The CBSA is also a recognized Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Campus. Through the XSEDE Campus Champions Program, the Alliance provides its investigators with direct access to a national consortium of supercomputing facilities supported by the National Science Foundation.
The mission of the CBSA is to further scientific understanding of biological complexity and the nature and origins of human disease. To this end, the Alliance is developing advanced data analytics software and novel experimental methods, thus placing its investigators on the cutting edge of discovery and expediting scientific publication of their research.
CBSA investigators theorize that a proposed inherent thread of molecular information is the 'organizing principle' in biology, linking apparently unrelated biologic phenomena across the three cellular domains of life on the planet. The CBSA is systematically studying pathologic regulation of this proposed molecular network across diverse human disorders in order to better understand human disease initiation and progression and to develop new therapeutic applications.
Researchers interested in joining the CBSA should contact Dr. Tom Chittenden via email. Please include a brief description of your background and research interests.