Columbia University—The Jerome L. Greene Science Center
Building for Our Future with Brain Research
The Jerome L. Greene Science Center opened as the cornerstone of Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus in Spring, 2017. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, this magnificent shimmering glass tower houses sixty state-of-the-art laboratories on its nine floors. The building is entirely devoted to brain research, and houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. The ground floor is home to a screening facility for area residents who have concerns about the brain and mental health, as well as an interactive educational center dedicated to communicating the science of the building to the wider community.
The building is beautifully designed to reflect its formerly industrial surroundings and provides a counterpoint to the elevated Number One Line on Broadway and the magnificent steel arches supporting the Henry Hudson Parkway along the Hudson River.
Under the aegis of Nobel laureates Eric Kandel and Richard Axel, the world’s leading brain scientists have been recruited to put Columbia University and New York City at the forefront of this fundamental research. The research inside the Greene Science Center promises to revolutionize our understanding of the brain.