Faculty & Research

The Gerstner Sloan Kettering faculty brings together outstanding scientists working at the forefront of biomedical research. Browse our Research and Faculty and learn more about each faculty member’s area of investigation.

Faculty members who do not serve as dissertation mentors but who make contributions to the education of our students by teaching or serving as clinical mentors are appointed as Gerstner Sloan Kettering Special Contributing Faculty.

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Total: 129 Faculty Members

Omar I. Abdel-Wahab, MD

Assistant Professor
MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Pictured: Abdel-Wahab Lab

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.

David Allis, MD

Professor
PhD, Indiana University

Molecular biologist C. David Allis investigates the histone code and its impact on gene regulation and chromosome dynamics.

Grégoire Altan-Bonnet, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD, The Rockefeller University

Computational biologist Grégoire Altan-Bonnet focuses on probing and testing the integration of cellular activation that makes up the immune response.

Kathryn V. Anderson, PhD

Professor
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Anderson lab

Developmental Biology Program Chair Kathryn Anderson studies genetic pathways that direct embryonic patterning and morphogenesis in the mouse embryo.

Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD

Professor
MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas

Pictured: Scott Armstrong Lab

Physician-scientist Scott Armstrong focuses on defining genetic and epigenetic programs that control the extensive self-renewal properties associated with leukemia and other cancers.

Zhirong Bao, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD, Washington University

Zhirong Bao

Developmental biologist Zhirong Bao investigates how the genome dictates development using C. elegans as a model.

José Baselga, MD, PhD

Professor
MD, PhD, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Physician-in-Chief José Baselga studies mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies and identification of novel therapeutic combinations in solid cancers.

Mary Baylies, PhD

Professor
PhD, The Rockefeller University

Baylies Lab - August 2008

Developmental biologist Mary Baylies studies the mechanisms that form and maintain muscle both during normal development and in disease.

Robert Benezra, PhD

Professor
PhD, Columbia University

The Benezra Lab

Cancer biologist Robert Benezra studies the molecular mechanisms of tumor growth and progression using mouse Id1 and Id3 knockout models and analysis of the spindle assembly checkpoint.

Michael F. Berger, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD, Harvard University

Berger Lab

Researcher Michael Berger focuses on massively parallel sequencing of tumor DNA for biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics.