Shepard Heads New Multi-Disciplinary IGERT
Categories: Funding, Contributions
The faculty team includes 19 Columbia faculty members representing nine departments in six Columbia University schools. The Columbia team is joined by Swapan Gayen, professor of physics at CUNY. Faculty participants are experts in one of three technical focus areas—optics, photonics and sensor electronics; biomolecular detection and cellular-level analysis; and applications to medicine and public health. Faculty will team to advise students across traditional departmental lines, creating a unique advising environment for Ph. D. students supported by the Center.
“We are excited by this support from the National Science Foundation,” says Professor Shepard. “It recognizes the unique multidisciplinary environment that exists at Columbia in which faculty across schools and departments actively and regularly collaborate to address new multidisciplinary research problems. We now have additional resources to support these efforts and train a new generation of graduate students.”
SEAS co-principal investigators are Tony Heinz, David M. Rickey Professor of Optical Communications in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Physics; Andreas Hielscher, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Jingyue Ju, Professor of Chemical Engineering. Rafael Yuste, Professor of Biological Sciences, is also a co-PI.