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Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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Details last updated 04-Feb-2019

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Yousin Suh

Professor of Genetics and Development at Columbia University

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Indian-American physician, biologist and author, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University

Harold Alan Pincus

Professor and Vice Chair at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and New York State Psychiatric Institute

Sunil Agrawal

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University

Dan Tomasulo

Psychologist, Professor, Speaker, Author on Positive Psychology, Academic Director at Teachers College, Columbia University

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Dental Medicine at Columbia University

Ken Shepard

Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Co­-PI of the NeuroTechnology Center (NTC) at Columbia University

Nima Mesgarani

Associate Professor at Columbia University with an interest in systems biology and neuroengineering

Emmanuelle Passegué

Director of the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Matthew Ulgherait

Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia University.

Mark Olfson

Professor at Columbia University Medical Center.

Samuel Sia

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.

Gérard Karsenty (Gerard)

Professor; Chair of the Genetics and Development Department at the Columbia University Medical Center

Ka Kahe

Virgil G. Damon Professor, Columbia University

Ayelet Rosenberg

Research Assistant at Mitochondrial Psychobiology Lab and Department of Psychiatry in Columbia University

Emily Sandford

Graduate student in astronomy at the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University

Zephyr Penoyre

Graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University in New York

Daniel Belsky

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

David P. Roye

Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

J. John Mann

Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Columbia University.

Columbia University News

Getting angry can mess with blood vessels and raise risk of heart problems

New Scientist - 01-May-2024

Research highlights the importance of managing anger and stress for heart health


Columbia scientists use CRISPR gene editing to boost energy production in eye cells

Medical Xpress - 21-Mar-2024

This experimental therapy targets a common metabolic issue in Retinitis Pigmentosa


Taurine linked to extended lifespan and improved health in animals

BBC - 08-Jun-2023

Anti-aging benefits found of taurine in animal studies, but no evidence to support supplementation in humans yet


World's smallest injectable chip monitors vital signs

Medgadget - 17-May-2021

Wireless chip measures body temperature in mice & has the potential to track other parameters in humans as well


Air pollution harms memory and thinking, not just lungs

Guardian - 03-May-2021

Even short spikes in air pollutants may impair brain health in older men


High fish consumption could protect brain from air pollution damage

iNews - 15-Jul-2020

Study in women show omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have multiple benefits for the brain


Stress causes hair to become grey but it's a reversible process

Medical Xpress - 02-Jun-2020

If the stress is removed soon after greying has started, reversal is still possible


A big NO to nootropics - contain drugs that aren't approved by the FDA

VICE - 27-Nov-2019

Unacceptable move by the pharmaceutical industry - be cautious about their side effects


Smoking 5 cigarettes a day or 30 have the same impact on lungs

NHS - 10-Oct-2019

There can't be a safe level of smoking cigarettes, even e-cigarettes are harmful to the health


A space cable between the Earth and the Moon is much more cost effective

Futurism - 27-Aug-2019

If this works, one day we will be able to build space colonies at the Lagrange point


Programmable bacteria can be used to kill cancer cells

New York Times - 03-Jul-2019

This could be dawn of a new era - cancer treatment without side effects


Scientists find new ways to treat hair loss and restore hair

Medical Xpress - 25-Jun-2019

Cultured hair farms can be used to replace lost hair and to test hair growth drugs


30 minutes less sitting reduces risk of an early death by 17%

Guardian - 14-Jan-2019

Try standing up while watching TV or browsing on your phone


Robotic exoskeleton analyses spine deformities

The Engineer - 10-Apr-2018

Dynamic exoskeleton measures the stiffness of the torso. Could help treat spinal deformities suc...


High-density, stretchable grid for neural recording and treatment

Kurzweil Network - 12-Mar-2018

Soft, elastic, high-density stretchable electrode grid developed. Suitable for long-term, stable...


DARPA to Develop Wireless Brain Interface

Extreme Tech - 24-Jul-2017

Neural Input-Output Bus (NIOB) project is to create an implantable, wireless, wideband brain-comp...


Reaction to stress important for heart health

ScienceDaily - 25-Feb-2016

More important to your health than how frequently you encounter stress. One potential pathway li...


ElectRx program supports self-healing of body and mind

DARPA - 05-Oct-2015

Goal is a closed-loop system that treats diseases by modulating the activity of peripheral nerves...