While studying for his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Columbia University six or seven years ago, Marshall Cox regulated his room’s temperature in winter the way most New Yorkers with steam radiators do.
Sometimes, to make progress, you have to get your hands dirty. Professor Kartik Chandran and his research group in Columbia’s Department of Environmental Engineering are getting their hands extra dirty.
Bacteria have developed their own “force” to hide from our antibiotics, and they are increasingly using this strategy to chip away at the effectiveness of polymyxins, our last line of defense against some “superbug” infections.
For decades, scientists have struggled to develop a comprehensive census of cell types in the brain. Now, in a pair of companion papers, researchers at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute describe powerful new approaches to systematically identify individual classes of brain cells, in the spinal cord.