Dr. Lawrence Chasin is pictured
September 23, 2022 - 6:15pm

Professor Larry Chasin recently retired after more than five decades of research and teaching in the Department of Biological Sciences.

a salamander is pictured
September 15, 2022 - 2:15pm

The Tosches lab published an exciting new paper in Science on the organization of the salamander brain, with important implications for the evolution of the brain in vertebrates.

Werner Herzog is lauging with Dr. Rafael Yuste
September 10, 2022 - 5:00pm

In a collaboration with German director Werner Herzog, Yuste’s documentary, named “Theater of Thought”, is a detailed look into the function of the brain and the ethics, promises and risks of emerging neurotechnologies.

August 23, 2022 - 10:30am
Two recent graduates of Columbia College (CC’22) who were Neuroscience and Behavior majors in our Department were just awarded 2022-2023
Brianna Alico, CC'20 and Allison Hung, CC'20); Biochemistry (Mona Hui Xin Liu, CC'20); and Neuroscience & Behavior (Yasmine Ayman, CC'21; Nicholas Manfred, CC'21; Jorge Ochoa, CC'19; Alice Xue, CC'20
July 21, 2022 - 10:30am

Seven recent Columbia College graduates from the Department of Biological Sciences were awarded prestigious NSF graduate research fellowships.

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.”


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