In labs, in partnerships with New York City, and in global fieldwork — research at Columbia is about solving huge problems like climate change and hunger, as well as solving huge mysteries like the origin of the universe. It’s about impacting the world with new technologies, new social media, new ways of looking at the human body, new animation techniques. Getting involved in
research here is no Ivory Tower exercise. It’s faculty and students actively working wonders.
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Professor of Biology Brent Stockwell’s lab, where his team is discovering novel cell death pathways involved in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
During a recent spring break, Earth and Environmental Science Professor and LamontDoherty researcher Nicholas Christie-Blick led his students on an eight-day expedition to investigate the dynamic processes that formed Death Valley.
Chemistry Professor Virginia W. Cornish (CC ’91) supervises undergraduate research each year. Her specialty is the interface of chemistry and biology, bringing together modern methods in synthetic chemistry and DNA technology to expand the synthetic capabilities of living cells. 67
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