Peter Sims is an Associate Professor of Systems Biology (in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and in Systems Biology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also the Scientific Director of the Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center and Co-Director of the Precision Oncology and Systems Biology Program in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Sims laboratory develops experimental and computational tools for genomic analysis with applications in cancer biology, immunology, and neuroscience. They apply these tools in many areas of biomedical research from the identification of cell type-specific drug responses in malignant brain tumors to the understanding of tissue adaptation and function across immune cell lineages.
Sims earned his B.S. in chemistry at the University of California San Diego and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University, where he also conducted postdoctoral research.