Student Life


Current Students 2013

Donald Chang Jyun-you Liou
Benjamin Choi Tal Lorberbaum
Meagan Belcher Dufrisne Alba Martin Moreno
Amit Duvshani John Smerdon
Frances Forrester Tim Spellman
Mike Holsey Alisa Umanskaya
Tim Kernan Ying Wang
Jonathan Kim Michael V. Zuccaro


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Graduate Student Benefits & Opportunities
The Arts Initiative at Columbia University offers year-round discounts and events exclusively for Columbia Students. These benefits include free admission to over 30 museums, discounted Broadway Tickets, and subsidized admission to a wide range of performing arts events throughout New York.

In addition, the Graduate Student Organization also hosts events specifically for students in the various biomedical sciences graduate programs at the Columbia University Medical Center. Past examples include social gatherings, visits to the Bronx Zoo, and student-sponsored tickets to the US Open Tennis Championships.

Physiology Students also have access to all the resources provided by the Graduate School of Arts of Sciences (GSAS) including Multidisciplinary Training Opportunities, membership to the New York Academy of Sciences, and the option of free enrollment in any class at the Columbia Morningside Campus.

Student-Hosted Seminar Speaker
Each year, the Physiology Graduate Students nominate and host a speaker within the Physiology Seminar Series. Students are invited for a private lunch with the speaker after the seminar. Such events provide students with opportunities for personal interactions with senior scientists of their choice, to seek career advice etc.

Physiology Students are offered residence in Housing Buildings exclusively reserved for members of the Columbia Medical Center community. Single student housing as well as couples housing options are available. In addition, students also have free membership to the Bard Athletic Center.

New York Attractions
Home to the Yankees baseball team, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, beautiful Central Park, and, of course, the infamous Times Square, it’s no wonder New York is one of the most sought after cities in the world. Students are encouraged to explore and experience this amazing city during their graduate careers with resources provided to help them.