• Recipients of the 2020-21 Genentech prize are pictured.
  • Members of the Deptartment of Biological Sciences gathered for the 2019 Department Retreat.

News and Research Highlights

Imaging from Modular Neuronal Network
June 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

In a new paper for Nature Communications, the Tomer lab has introduced their novel “brain-in-a-dish” 3D cell culture technique. 

by Brittany Bistis

Portrait-style photograph of Maria Tosches
June 13, 2022 - 9:30am

The department is pleased to congratulate Dr. Maria Tosches on being awarded the 2022 EMBL John Kendrew Young Scientist Award for “her original contributions to the field of brain evolution.”

Columbia Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS) students standing in front of the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)
June 7, 2022 - 4:30pm

An article about an amazing interdisciplinary effort driven by undergraduate students to study bacteria in space, which involved the lab of Dr. Lars Dietrich, has been published in Barnard Magazine.

Graduation announcement banner: "2022 Lavender Graduation"
May 23, 2022 - 10:30am

The Biological Sciences Department is delighted to congratulate Dr. Brent Stockwell, who has been selected as a recipient of the Dean Peter Awn Commitment to the LGBTQ Community Award.

Photo of Dr. Abdus-Saboor with bookshelf in background
May 19, 2022 - 4:30pm

The department is delighted to announce that Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor is one of the recipients of a 2022 Junior Faculty Grant.

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