Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
The Columbia University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is an interdisciplinary team of university, industrial, and national laboratory scientists and engineers working together to develop and examine new types of nanocrystals and ways of assembling them into thin films. The MRSEC, initially established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1998, was renewed by NSF in 2002 with a $7.2M grant covering 6 years. Faculty from six academic departments are involved with the MRSEC, along with faculty from the City College of New York (CCNY). The center, entitled Center for Nanostructured Materials, now focuses on the synthesis of complex metal oxide nanocrystals and ways of assembling them into useful films.
Columbia Genome Center
The Columbia Genome Center is an interdisciplinary center at Columbia University, whose goal is to expedite the adaptation of novel genomics technologies to enable breakthrough discoveries in biological and biomedical science.
The Genome Center is an NIH-designated Molecular Libraries Screening Center.
We have strong ties to the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Center for Human Genetics and are active participants in postgraduate mentoring and training.