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Science and community come together at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute. We are delighted to call Manhattanville home and eager to share with our neighbors the challenge and excitement of learning how our minds and brains work.

Students learn about the wonders of the brain at the 2016 Community Brain Expo (Credit: Michael DeVito).

Discover Science with Us

Our Education Lab is open year-round and hosts a variety of hands-on brain science programs in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, located at 609 W 129th St. Designed with feedback from the community, these programs harness the groundbreaking research of the Institute in creative ways for school children, families, after-school groups, teachers and adults. Contact us to learn more about our programs; we have only just begun!

Explore Health and Wellness with Us

A specially designed community Wellness Center on the ground floor of the Greene Science Center provides health resources to serve area residents. Physicians from Columbia University Medical Center host community-based initiatives that train members of the Harlem community and beyond to become health advocates to prevent stroke and promote mental health. The center also provides free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Please note that the Wellness Center is not a clinical practice.

Neuroscientist Mark Churchland, PhD (upper right), demonstrates the brain science of muscle movement at a recent Saturday Science (Credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University).

Upcoming Events

Feb 7 2019 6:30 pm

Finding the Bar Codes in our Brains: Using Genetics to Identify the Brain’s 100 Billion Neurons

Featuring Tom Maniatis, PhD, Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Tom Maniatis
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