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Biology Majors (GS)
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Biochemistry Majors (GS)
Biophysics Majors
Joint Majors in Neuroscience & Behavior (CC)
Joint Majors in Neuroscience & Behavior (GS)
Major in Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Biology
For All Majors (CC&GS)
Bio Career Advisor

Juniors & Seniors who were previously assigned to a different advisor may continue to consult with their old advisor, or switch to a new one. 

Before contacting an advisor, check whether your question has been answered in our FAQs for: 

First-Years
Majors & Prospective Majors 
General Studies Students 
 

Biology Majors & Concentrators
Current and prospective major students whose last names begin with:

  • A-H

Prof. Dan Kalderon 
1013 Fairchild Center 
ddk1@columbia.edu 
Thursday 3-5 / Friday 3-5pm, or by appointment. 

Please bring a Biology Major planning sheet or a list of completed and current courses if seeking advice on which courses to take.

  • I-P 

Prof. Alice Heicklen 
744B Mudd 
Phone: (212) 854-5952 
ah2289@columbia.edu 
by email or by phone

  • Q-Z

Prof. Harmen Bussemaker
607E Fairchild 
hjb2004@columbia.edu 
by email

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Biology Majors (GS) 

Current and prospective major students whose last names begin with: 

  • A-L 

Prof. Deborah Mowshowitz
744D Mudd 
Phone: (212) 854-4497
dbm2@columbia.edu 
Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm and Thursday 3-4 pm or by appointment

  • M-Z

Prof. Alex Tzagoloff 
714 Fairchild Center
spud@biology.columbia.edu 
by email

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Biochemistry Majors (CC) 

  • For Biology 

Prof. Brent Stockwell 
1208 North West Corner Building 
stockwell@biology.columbia.edu 
by email 

  • For Chemistry 

Prof. Virginia Cornish 
418 Havemeyer Hall 
vc114@.columbia.edu 
by email

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Biochemistry Majors (GS) 

Prof. Alex Tzagoloff 
714 Fairchild Center
spud@biology.columbia.edu 
by email

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Biophysics Majors 

Prof. Ozgur Sahin
908 NWC
os2246@columbia.edu 
by email

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Joint Majors in Neuroscience & Behavior (CC) 

Prof. Jian Yang 
917A Fairchild 
jy160@columbia.edu 

For Psychology (CC & GS) 

  • A-K 

Prof. Frances Champagne
315 Schermerhorn
Phone: (212) 854-2589
fchampag@psych.columbia.edu 

  • L-Z 

Prof. James Curley
317 Schermerhorn
Phone: (212) 854-7033
jc3181@columbia.edu 

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Joint Majors in Neuroscience & Behavior (GS) 

Prof. Deborah Mowshowitz 
744D Mudd 
dbm2@columbia.edu 
Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm and Thursday 3-4 pm or by appointment

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Major in Evolutionary Biology 

Prof. Jill Shapiro 
3 Claremont and 116th St 
jss19@columbia.edu 
Thursday 12:15-2:15pm, or by appointment

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Environmental Biology 

Prof. Matthew I Palmer 
10th Floor Schermerhorn Ext 
mp2434@columbia.edu 
Tuesday 12-2pm, or by appointment

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For All Majors (CC&GS) 

If your advisor is not available or you have special questions, consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies

Prof. Deborah Mowshowitz 
744D Mudd 
dbm2@columbia.edu 
Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm and Thursday 3-4 pm or by appointment

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Bio Career Advisor 

Advisor for students applying to graduate school or looking for bio related jobs. (Students applying to medical school should consult the pre-professional office.) 

Prof Chloë Bulinski, Ph.D. 
Professor of Biological Sciences and Pathology & Cell Biology 
Columbia University 
1002 Sherman Fairchild Center 
M.C. 2450, 1212 Amsterdam Ave 
New York, NY 10027 
Phone: (212)854-5570 
jcb4@columbia.edu

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Business Office

Department of Biological Sciences
500 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2401
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Academic Office

Department of Biological Sciences
600 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2402
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
biology@columbia.edu
212 854-4581