Research & Discovery

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

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How Does the Brain Turn Waves of Light Into Experiences of Color?

A new fruit fly study reveals the brain-cell circuitry that converts raw sensory signals into perceptions of color.


The Columbia engineers who developed the new technique are working with campus oncologists to bring their work to patients.

Columbia researchers have found a molecule that rouses dormant breast cancer cells, and a way to suppress it.

A study is shedding new light on how the brain identifies familiar individuals and recalls past experiences with them.

They were recognized for their contributions in economics, mathematics, and engineering.

The funded projects span fields ranging from astronomy to epidemiology, and climate change to law.

The discovery that a lipid helps induce cell death could improve treatments for certain cancers and neurodegenerative diseases.

Laura Kaufman, the new chair of the chemistry department, first came to Columbia as an undergraduate.

Omid Cohensedgh's childhood experiences inspired him to enter the field of medicine.

A Columbia study is the first to analyze homicide trends spanning two decades among women aged 25 to 44.

The award is given annually to an NIH HEAL Initiative researcher who demonstrates research excellence, supports broad dissemination of key research

A new study suggest that a common medical practice for patients who have suffered strokes should stop.

National trends underscore a public health need to broaden outpatient mental health care access.