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Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

There is a post-doctoral fellowship available to study the physiology and neurobiology of the overfed state in mice.   This position is part of a larger multi-lab effort to study the neuroscience of obesity, which is supported by the Russell Berrie Foundation.   

United Press International - June 25, 2018 Hormone linked to weight loss in study with 'overfed' mice  

An unknown hormone produced by fat might be responsible for weight loss after quick and excessive gain, according to a study with mice by a group at Columbia University.

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Summer Students Join the Lab

A hearty  welcome to Chanel (Columbia Vagelos P&S), Peter (MKA) and Michael (Vassar) .   We hope time in our lab this summer proves to be a fun, productive and stimulating adventure. 


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Tracking Eagles in the Philippine Mountains . . .

While on most days we're pretty jazzed about the work we do and think it's exciting and fun, one of our former summer undergraduate students - Geo is taking biologic adventure in a whole new direction.  Geo is half way around the world studying and tagging (!) Philippine Eagles as part of a conservation effort  to save this critically endangered bird from extinction.  Go Geo!