This April, twenty new students joined the 2022 cohort and found their home in the Columbia Biological Sciences PhD program. I hope they’re as excited about starting this new chapter as I was when I went through recruitment five years ago.
By Paige Wilson
This year's Bridges and Sturtevant Prize for most outstanding research in Biological Sciences by graduating seniors is being awarded to 3 students. Pictured from left to right: Ashley Gutierrez, Arya Rao, Tamta Arakhamia.
Dr. Alexander Tzagoloff recently retired after more than four fruitful decades of research and teaching in the Department of Biological Sciences. He has been a beloved mentor and professor, and his research has contributed to an understanding of the genetics and biogenesis of mitochondria. Faculty Spotlight talked with Dr. Tzagoloff about the unbearable buzzing of tape recorders, serendipity and life’s path, and his decades-long love affair with mitochondria.
This year's winners of the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) have been announced, and they include three Biology PhD students who were offered awards, as well as three Biology PhD students who received an Honorable Mention.
A new paper from the lab of Dr. Oliver Hobert, published in the December 2 issue of Nature, offers fresh insight into the links between genes, the brain, and behavior.
By Brittany Bistis
The Biological Sciences department is delighted to announce that postdoctoral researcher Victor Cornejo has been awarded the newly-established Charles H. Turner Award for Postdoctoral Studies in Biological Sciences.
It is our great pleasure to announce that BUMP Biology has received the Graduate Equity Initiative Grant from Columbia University’s School of Arts & Sciences, which will provide funding for our group for the next three years.
When I first started my PhD studies in the department, many of my fellow students found the R bootcamp to be valuable for learning the basics of programming, but also expressed their desire to learn Python, specifically.
The first time I saw the old teaching lab in Mudd, I was swabbing my nose for Staphylococcus aureus.
August 24, 2021
On the occasion of her recent transition from Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biological Sciences to teaching in the Frontiers of Science program in Columbia College, Faculty Spotlight talked with Dr. Deborah Mowshowitz about her teaching, her students, and what has changed at Columbia since she arrived in the summer of ‘69.
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