Research & Discovery

This page highlights the astonishing amount of research happening across Columbia, one of the world’s leading research universities. 

This Columbia Astronomy PhD Candidate Is Exploring Why Galaxies Have So Few Stars

Carr's current work explores how galaxies' atmosphere keeps them from forming too many stars.


It was the first time the procedure was performed in the northeastern United States.

Scientists quickly pronounced the heat wave unprecedented. A new paper offers proof that it really was.

Black and low-income Americans would likely reap the most benefits from regulations on fine particulate air pollutants.

The prize recognizes his extraordinary contributions to protecting and improving the public’s health. 

Faculty continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 and identify ways to prevent the next pandemic.

Columbia Engineers explore the benefits and drawbacks of 3D-printed food technology.

A new paper paves the way for better detection and prevention of certain precancerous changes in the esophagus and stomach.

A new study shows that a negative effect on adolescent mental health has persisted up to two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. 

One ship will be named after Marie Tharp, a Columbia geologist and oceanographer who drew the first modern maps of ocean floors.

A Columbia lab has identified how interactions between developing sensory cells help flies discern different sensory inputs.

Lessons learned could help mitigate impact in future public health emergencies.


Researchers have found that two groups of dogs living within the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone had significant genetic differences.