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Receptors in the skin send messages through nerve branches (red) that connect to a brain region (blue) associated with pleasure. Credit: Abdus-Saboor Lab/Zuckerman Institute
January 25, 2023 - 1:00pm

The Abdus-Saboor lab recently published a study in Cell that demonstrates an important, specific role for sensory neurons in the skin in communicating rewarding physical touch to the brain.

December 12, 2022 - 10:30am

The Black Undergraduate Mentorship Program in Biological Sciences ("BUMP Biology”) recently held its first dedicated research symposium in the Education Lab of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute. A cur

Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor is pictured.
October 24, 2022 - 11:15am

Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor and his team were selected for a prestigious Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Science Diversity Leadership Award for his project Uncovering Peripheral and Central Neural Circuits for Inflammatory Pain

the Barnhart/Duvall lab space is pictured.
October 18, 2022 - 12:30pm

Over the past two years, three new lab spaces on the seventh floor have been renovated for new faculty in the department.

By Paige Wilson, Photo by Paige Wilson

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.

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