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Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Columbia University

Welcome to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at Columbia University. HHMI, one of the worlds’ largest philanthropic organizations, is a nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading scientists working at the forefront of their fields at over 70 'host' institutions around the U.S. In addition, through its Science Education programs and other activities, HHMI is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide.

The Institute has laboratories across the United States and grants programs throughout the world. Its headquarters is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Institute also maintains its own research complex in Ashburn, Virginia, known as the Janelia Farm Research Campus, which brings together scientists from a variety of disciplines to tackle the most difficult problems confronting science today.

The HHMI investigators (and early career scientists) based at Columbia University and Columbia University Medical Center are Drs. Richard Axel, Joachim Frank, Stephen Goff, Oliver Hobert, Barry Honig, Thomas Jessell, Eric Kandel, Michael, Shadlen, and Charles Zuker.

For more information on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, please check our website: For information about, or to contact someone at our Columbia site, please call the HHMI Science Operations Office, located at:

100 Haven Avenue
Suite 4E
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 781-0611

Allison Blum, Ph.D. - Science Operations Manager
Isaias Arce- Procurement Service Partner / Buyer Manager
Maria Lulo- Procurement Service Partner / Buyer
Stephanie Seabrook- Science Operations Associate

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