Research Labs

  • The Agalliu laboratory is investigating several fundamental issues in the biology of the mammalian blood-brain barrier (BBB)

  • The Area-Gomez lab studies the role of mitochondria-associated ER membranes (MAM) in the overall lipid homeostasis of neurons

  • The De Nooij lab studies proprioception, the sensory system that informs the central nervous system about the position of the body and limbs in space and provides feedback control during movement

  • The Gelinas Lab studies neural networks that mediate the cognitive functions in children and adults with epilepsy—and how these networks are disrupted by epileptic activity

  • Research in the Harms Lab is focused on harnessing emerging genetic technologies to understand the causes of inherited neuromuscular diseases, with an emphasis on motor neuron disorders

  • The Kuo lab studies the role of the cerebellum in neurological disorders, with a particular focus on ataxia and tremor

  • The Laboratory for Genetic Epidemiology at Columbia University has been studying Alzheimer's disease (AD) across different ethnic populations for nearly 20 years

  • The Picard Lab seeks to explain how psychological states influence biological and energetic processes within mitochondria, and in turn how mitochondria influence mental and physiological functions

  • The Przedborski Lab seeks to unravel the molecular basis of neurodegeneration and devise therapeutic strategies to hamper the processes that cause neuronal death

  • The Schon Lab studies the molecular basis of mitochondrial disorders using cytoplasmic hybrids, or "cybrids"