photo of Drs. Abate-Shen, Costantini, Shen, and Wichterle

In order to provide our Ph.D students additional opportunities in the areas of stem cell biology, mouse developmental genetics, and cancer biology,

Professor Rafael Yuste has been inducted into the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine as an honorary member.

photo of Ozgur Sahin at the World Economic Forum

Associate Professor Ozgur Sahin has won a Young Scientist Award of the

September 8, 2015 - 3:00pm

Brent Stockwell, a Professor in our department, and his wife, Meli

An evaporation harvesting device made of Legos, a spore-coated rubber sheet, a coil and a magnet. The device produces electricity when sheet bends and straightens in response to moisture. Image Credit: Xi Chen/Columbia University
January 28, 2014 - 2:45pm

Legos may seem like an unlikely foundation for scientific research, but the building blocks have been a p

Picture of Dr. Joachim Frank
November 14, 2013 - 9:00am

Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will be awarded th

Professor Michael Sheetz
September 10, 2012 - 2:45pm

Michael Sheetz of Columbia University was named co-winner of this year’s Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for discoveries related to cytoskeletal motor proteins, agents that move cargo wi

Stuart Firestein is pictured at his desk.
May 9, 2012 - 2:45pm

Stuart Firestein, a professor and chair of the biological sciences department, is a connoisseur of ignorance.

Martin Chalfie receives his Nobel Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall. (View more images of Prof. Chalfie at Nobel Prize events.)
December 11, 2008 - 2:45pm

The 2008 Nobel Prizes were awarded to the newest group of laureates at Stockholm's Concert Hall in S


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