Welcome to Shravan Karthik, who is a Master’s student at Columbia University who will be working in the lab this year.
Welcome to Nova Qi, from the Integrated Doctoral Program who will be rotating in the lab this fall.
Social distancing lab picnic and farewell to Tommy who is returning to Hong Kong.
Welcome to Nick Manfred, who is an undergrad at Columbia University, who will be working in the lab this year (remotely).
The lab reopens, partially.
Welcome to Rhythm Sharma, our new lab manager! Best wishes to Melba, who will be moving on to the Salzman lab at the Zuckerman Institute.
Curious Minds: How do flies see in color? Featuring Matthias Christenson and Sarah Heath on Zuckerman Institute website.
Video posted by National Science Foundation featuring Matthias Christenson and Sarah Heath.
Lab lockdown, only essential personal can be in the lab to maintain animals.
Welcome to Jon Kasdin from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program who is doing a rotation in the lab this semester.
Welcome to Tommy Lam, a student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) who is our new intern.
Our paper investigating peripheral color circuits in the fly brain is out today. Check out the nice write up about this work on the Zuckerman website. Congratulations to all the authors, especially Sarah and Matthias!
Celebrating the acceptance of our paper!
Our paper “Circuit mechanisms underlying chromatic encoding in Drosophila photoreceptors” is now on bioRxiv.
Lab picnic in Central Park!
Congratulations to Sarah Heath on being awarded an NSRA Fellowship!
Rudy was named 2019 Pew Scholar.
Welcome to Sami Mollard and Michael Sander, students in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique, who are interning in the lab this Spring and Summer.
Happy International Day of Women & Girls in Science!
Enjoying a nice lunch out celebrating all of our accomplishments!
Congratulations to Jessica Kohn on being awarded a Gilliam Fellowship for Advance Study from HHMI and an NSRA Fellowship!
Rudy receives the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholars Award.
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!
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.
Celebrating the new year with a hands on pottery class!
Welcome to Álvaro Sanz-Diez, who just joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!
Welcome to Matthias Christenson from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who just joined the lab!
Rudy was named Grossman-Kavli Scholar.
Welcome to Matthias Christenson from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who is rotating this Spring and Summer.
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.
Welcome to Marissa Applegate and Sana Chintamen from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who are rotating this Winter.
Touring our future lab spaces in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center:
Our 2-photon microscope is now up and running! A test run:
Welcome to Jeremy Chang, our new research assistant.
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.
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!
A big welcome to rotation students Jessica Kohn and Sarah Heath! Both from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program.