Brain during sleep

Illustration by Nicoletta Barolini

A new Columbia study finds that overnight the brain automatically preserves memories for important events and filters out the rest, revealing new insights into the processes that guide decision making and behavior.
Amgen scholars

Courtesy of Amgen Foundation

Since 2007, Columbia has hosted more than 300 Amgen Scholars in the university’s science research labs. They undertake research projects under the guidance of Columbia faculty in the fields of bioengineering and biomedical sciences.
an artistic rendering of an eye

Illustration by Niki Barolini

A Columbia University study finds that a variation of the visual field test better assesses central vision damage, which can lead to earlier treatment of glaucoma.
Rafael Yuste

Photo courtesy of Columbia University

Rafael Yuste, a leader in the development of neurotechnologies that could cure many mental and neurological diseases, is also spearheading a worldwide effort to ensure these powerful tools are used ethically.
an artistic rendering of a planet and a moon
New exomoon candidate has been observed around a star some 8,000 light-years away from Earth and is believed to be around the size of Neptune.
two senior faculty members talking

Photo by Barbara Alper

Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) are retired academics, researchers and administrators of Columbia, Barnard and affiliated institutions.

From left to right: Joanna Steinglass and Daphna Shohamy

Psychiatry professor Joanna Steinglass and Psychology professor Daphna Shohamy incorporated cognitive neuroscience in the study of anorexia nervosa. Brain scans reveal the mechanisms that guide restrictive eating.
Kate Marvel on the steps of Low Library with Alma Mater behind her.

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kate Marvel is an associate research scientist at both the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She has been focusing on earth's rising temperature and the role clouds play in climate change.

A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they’ve come up with a formula that will help paint a more accurate picture.

Illustration by Nicoletta Barolini

Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward breaking the so-called “color barrier” of light microscopy for biological systems, allowing for much more comprehensive, system-wide labeling and imaging of a greater number of biomolecules in living cells and tissues t