At the Brain Insight Lectures, free and open to the public, eminent Columbia scholars examine how brain science intersects with everyday life. Speakers have included Olajide Williams, MD, who spoke about how to prevent stroke in communities of color; Frances Champagne, PhD, who discussed how our early experiences shape our behavior; and Richard Axel, MD, who shared his acclaimed research and insights into how the brain knows what the nose is smelling.
Our 2018-2019 lecture series has concluded. Please check back in the summer for information on upcoming lectures.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
October 11, 2016
October 13, 2016
Using genetics to identify the brain’s 100 billion neurons
Featuring Scott Small, MD
Columbia University’s David Goldstein, PhD, a pioneer in genetics and precision medicine, discussed developing targeted treatments that have fundamentally improved the lives of patients living with devastating brain diseases.
Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain
How stereotypes affect how we live, work, play, and pray
New insights into Traumatic Brain Injury
A talk with Dr. Eric Kandel, MD
I came upon the Teacher-Scholar Program and it was exactly the type of professional development I needed. Unlike other professional development programs the Teacher-Scholar programs brings in real scientists and the scientific community. I have invited my students to all of the Columbia Lectures and they love the opportunity to be a part of a larger scientific community. The support and ideas I have gained from this program directly effects my curriculum planning and has helped push my lessons to be more exciting and more rigorous.