Research Labs

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

    Cortical blood vessels with labeled tight junctions (green)
  • 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.

    De Nooij Lab lab image 1
  • 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.

  • Research in the Ottman Lab is focused on understanding the role of genetics with epilepsy in families.

  • 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

  • We specialize in the diagnosis & treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related conditions, tremors, dystonia, including musician’s dystonia, and muscle spasms such as from cerebral palsy or stroke

    CMPL team working in an OR
  • The Schon Lab studies the molecular basis of mitochondrial disorders using cytoplasmic hybrids, or "cybrids"

  • A unique training and scientific resource, and the Giblin Foundation, were established in 1985 by the Giblin family in memory of Colleen, their daughter, who succumbed to a brain tumor

    Doctor examining a child
  • Our lab provides comprehensive multidisciplinary patient care, conducts research about the cause and cure for SMA, educates tomorrow's health care professionals, and works with the SMA community