Lab News

July 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Kohn on being awarded a Gilliam Fellowship for Advance Study from HHMI and an NSRA Fellowship!

June 2018

Rudy receives the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholars Award.

April 2018

Welcome to Elie Oriol, a student in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique, who is interning in the lab this Spring and Summer.

Our review on matched filters in neural circuits for vision and their modulation is out. Read  it here.

Members of our lab, Jacob Portes and Jessica Kohn will be hosting a community outreach event on Wednesday, April 18th called “Late Night Science” Come join us!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2018-late-night-science-what-fly-eyes-can-teach-us-about-vision-and-perception-tickets-44676363205

January 2018

New year, new building! We have officially moved into our beautiful new space in the Jerome L. Greene science center: https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/jerome-l-greene-science-center 

Rudy is now a member of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science http://kavli.columbia.edu/members.

Happy 2018!

Celebrating the new year with a hands on pottery class!

October 2017

Welcome to Álvaro Sanz-Diez, who just joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!

September 2017

Welcome to Jacob Portes from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who just joined the lab! He is co-advised by Larry Abbott from the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

July 2017

Welcome to Matthias Christenson from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who just joined the lab!

June 2017

PBS’s Treasures of New York series recently aired its full episode on the Jerome L. Greene Science center.

Welcome to Jacob Portes from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who is rotating this Summer. He is co-advised by Larry Abbott from the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

April 2017

Rudy was interviewed on PBS for an upcoming Treasures of New York episode on the Jerome L. Greene Science Center. A preview can be found here.

Rudy was named Grossman-Kavli Scholar.

Welcome to Matthias Christenson from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who is rotating this Spring and Summer.

March 2017

We were recently featured in an article by Columbia News!

Welcome to Jean Fatien, a 3rd year student in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique, who is interning in the lab this Spring and Summer.

January 2017

Welcome to Marissa Applegate and Sana Chintamen from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who are rotating this Winter.

November 2016

Touring our future lab spaces in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center:

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October 2016

Our 2-photon microscope is now up and running! A test run:

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July 2016

Welcome to Jeremy Chang, our new research assistant.

June 2016

Welcome to Jessica Kohn, who just joined the lab.

Welcome to Alex Whitebirch from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who is rotating this Summer.

April 2016

The Behnia lab is featured on the Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute website.

Welcome to Sarah Heath, who is now officially the first graduate student of the Behnia lab!

January 2016

A big welcome to rotation students Jessica Kohn and Sarah Heath! Both from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program.
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