Oliver Hobert Elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

June 04, 2024

Oliver Hobert, Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, is one of five Columbia professors who were recently elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership in the National Academy of Sciences is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

The Hobert lab studies the molecular mechanisms responsible for generating the remarkable diversity of cell types found in the nervous system. Using C. elegans, his lab has revealed the regulatory mechanisms that control terminal neuronal identity and demonstrated that these mechanisms are conserved in chordates.

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