At Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, we believe that a deeper understanding of the brain and mind has the power to transform science and society.
We are driven to make new discoveries, to pioneer new techniques and to develop new ideas that move science and humanity forward.
We believe that transformative science can change the world.
Led by Daphna Shohamy, PhD, and Nobel laureate Richard Axel, MD, we study critical aspects of the mind and brain, gaining insights that promise to benefit people and societies everywhere.
Addressing structural inequities in science
A select group of individuals who have a shared commitment and passion for advancing our understanding of the brain.
Annual highlights from Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
Our shared culture of creativity is brought to life in this state-of-the-art facility, purpose-built to spark interaction and the collision of minds.
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To close the gap between our genetic and molecular understanding of the brain and what the social sciences, humanities, and professional disciplines tell us about behavior, we are creating a place for scholarship where a spirit of common inquiry yields extraordinary discoveries.