Welcome to Columbia's NB&B Program

The great challenge for science in the 21st century is to understand the mind in biological terms and Columbia has tried to position itself scientifically to meet that challenge.

– Eric Kandel

We offer a diverse set of research and academic experiences that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience. Over one hundred faculty from two campuses combine coursework and experiential learning in basic, clinical and translational science, providing an exceptionally broadly based education.

We also foster an atmosphere of collaboration between investigators, theorists, and experimentalists, where students learn the value of a problem-oriented approach to research. Guidance and mentorship are an integral part of the Columbia experience.

We invite you to learn more about the Columbia University Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior.

Prospective Students

The Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior trains its students in the exploration of the nervous system at the level of molecules, cells, development, circuits and systems, theory, and behavior.

Current Students

Each entering student in the doctoral program interacts closely with program co-directors and program faculty during orientation, first semester courses, personal meetings, and a series of lab rotations.

Our Faculty

The mentors at Columbia that participate in the Neurobiology and Behavior training program are both exceptionally accomplished and highly collegial. Learn more about faculty research interests by exploring these pages. 

Research Opportunities

The breadth of opportunity in our program is enhanced by the fact that faculty mentors in the program have appointments across several different university departments. 


July 11, 2024

NB&B Student Leadership and Service Awards

Neurobiology and Behavior graduate students are leaders in outreach, teaching, mentoring, and community service. To recognize these outstanding contributions, we established NB&B Student Leadership and Service Awards. Awardees may be recognized for their leadership and service in the NB&B program, or for leadership and service in the broader community. Students may be self-nominated, or nominated by their student and faculty colleagues, and are evaluated by a student-nominated faculty committee.

We are so proud to announce this year’s awardees!

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