Research & Discovery

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

Dr. Anthony Fauci to Receive the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health at Columbia Mailman School Award Ceremony

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


Store shelves are loaded with beauty and hygiene products containing seriously harmful chemicals.

Their new method extracts high-quality information from small amounts of frozen tumor tissue.

The rainforest has been degraded by a much greater extent than scientists had previously believed.

28.6% of students with asthma reported bullying victimization due to their asthma.

A nerve stimulation therapy is showing promise in animal studies and may eventually help people.

Indira Turney, an associate research scientist at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is studying how brains age in diverse populations.

Columbia neuroscientists identify a mechanism in the brain that tags information with emotional associations for enhanced memory.

A new article highlights how an old psychedelic drug, Ariadne, may improve brain health without hallucinogenic effects.

$2.95 million in federal funding will support a Columbia-led project to help the city mitigate the effects of climate change on its water supply.

Graphullerene, an atom-thin material made of linked fullerene subunits, gives scientists a new form of modular carbon to play with.

Columbia chemistry postdoc Elena Meirzadeh shares what’s so special about superatoms and her path through science so far.

What stories grabbed the attention of our readers in 2022? The results may surprise you.