Students in the PhD Program in Biological Sciences may join any of the laboratories listed on this page.
Broad Research Areas and associated Faculty in the PhD Program are listed below.
Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences can generally be accessed only through the Biological Sciences PhD program.
Cancer and Disease Biology
Biological Sciences: Manley, Prives, Prywes, Stockwell, Tavaré,
Other Departments: Abate-Shen, Anastassiou, Califano, Dalla-Favera, Gu, Kousteni, Shen
Cell, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Biological Sciences: Barnhart, Chalfie, Dietrich, Gaublomme, Greenwald, Hazelrigg, Hobert, Jovanovic, Kalderon, Tomer,
Other Departments: Abate-Shen, Canman, Grueber, Johnston, Kousteni, Mann, Mendelsohn, Passegue, Shen, Struhl, Wichterle
Computational Biology and Genomics
Biological Sciences: Andolfatto, Bussemaker, Przeworski, Sella, Tavaré, Tavazoie,
Other Departments: Anastassiou, Califano, Paninski, Pe’er
Evolutionary and Population Genetics
Biological Sciences: Andolfatto, Kelley, Landweber, Przeworski, Sella, Tavaré, Tavazoie, Tosches,
Other Departments: Pe’er
Genome Organization, Maintenance, and Expression
Biological Sciences: Andolfatto, Bussemaker, Duvall, Gaublomme, Jia, Jovanovic, Landweber, Manley, Przeworski, Prives, Prywes,
Other Departments: Basu, Gautier, Gu, Lomvardas, Pe’er, Rothstein, Schindler, Symington
Biological Sciences: Dietrich, Hunt, Jia, Tavazoie,
Other Departments: Canman, Dworkin, Rothstein, Symington
Biological Sciences: Abdus-Saboor, Barnhart, Chalfie, Duvall, Firestein, Hobert, Kelley, Tomer, Tosches, Yang, Yuste,
Other Departments: Axel, Grueber, Hen, Lomvardas, Mann, Paninski, Shirasu-Hiza, Wichterle, Zuker
Structural Biology, Biophysics, Chemical Biology and Biochemistry
Biological Sciences: Hunt, Sahin, Stockwell, Tong, Yang,
Other Departments: Cornish, Frank, Gonzalez, E. Greene, Hendrickson, McDermott, Palmer
Biological Sciences: Bussemaker, Gaublomme, Hobert, Hunt, Jovanovic, Landweber, Tavazoie, Tosches,
Other Departments: Anastassiou, Califano, Pe’er
Program Lab locations and Department affiliations
The PhD Program is administered by the Dept. of Biological Sciences centered in the Fairchild Building of the main Columbia “Morningside” campus at 116th St. and Broadway.
All research laboratories of faculty in the Dept. of Biological Sciences are part of the Program and welcome students for rotations and thesis research.
These laboratories are almost all on the main Morningside campus (spanning 112th-120th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue) in the Fairchild Biological Sciences Building (Barnhart, Bulinski, Bussemaker, Chalfie, Chasin, Dietrich, Duvall, Firestein, Gaublomme, Greenwald, Hazelrigg, Hobert, Hunt, Jia, Jovanovic, Kalderon, Kelley, Manley, Prives, Prywes, Przeworski, Sella, Tavazoie, Tomer, Tong, Yang), the Statistics Department (Tavare), and the Interdisciplinary Science building (Andolfatto, Sahin, Stockwell, Tosches, Yuste). Other laboratories are a short shuttle or subway ride away at Columbia University Medical Center around 168th St. (Frank, Landweber).
The Biological Sciences Program also includes the laboratories of many faculty members of other Columbia University Departments, selected to expand and complement strengths of the home Department. These laboratories are located in Computer Science on the main campus (Anastassiou, Pe’er), the Interdisciplinary Science building on the main campus (Cornish), Statistics on the main campus (Paninski), the Zuckerman Neuroscience Institute, a short walk from the main campus (Axel, Grueber, Lomvardas, Mann, Struhl), the Chemistry Department (Gonzalez, McDermott), and Columbia University Medical Center, for which there is free shuttle bus service and convenient subway access (Abate-Shen, Basu, Califano, Canman, Dalla-Favera, Dworkin, Gautier, E. Greene, Gu, Hen, Hendrickson, Johnston, Kousteni, Mendelsohn, Palmer, Passegue, Rothstein, Schindler, Shen, Shirasu-Hiza, Symington, Wichterle, Zuker).