Neuroscience

Yaakov Stern, a professor in the departments in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, is affiliated with the Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute. His research centers on age-related changes in memory, and why similar patients may show more cognitive deficit than others.

 

Franck Polleux, a professor of neuroscience, joined the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute in 2013, where he studies the early brain development in mammals as well as the parts of the brain that lose synapses during early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Serge E. Przedborski, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized clinician-scientist in the neurobiology of disease, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative (CTNI).

Professor Daphna Shohamy, lead researcher. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that expectations can drive changes in the brain, highlighting an important link between psychology and medicine.

Columbia University today announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary NeuroTechnology Center with a mission to develop advanced optical, electrical and computational technologies for the study of complex neurobiological systems.

Over the summer Idniel Paula headed to Nobel laureate and University Professor Eric Kandel’s neuroscience lab, donned a white coat and peered through a microscope.

BRAINYAC: The Zuckerman Institute’s Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia

Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, leads a team that is developing new imaging methods for the living brain.

Thomas Jessell, PhD, the Claire Tow Professor of Motor Neuron Disorders in the Departments of Neuroscience and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, is the recipient of the 2014 Neuroscience Prize of The Gruber Foundation.

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