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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Pictured: Omar Abdel-Wahab
Abdel-Wahab, Omar I.
Assistant Professor
MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.
Pictured: David Allis
Allis, David
Professor
PhD, Indiana University
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist C. David Allis investigates the histone code and its impact on gene regulation and chromosome dynamics.
Pictured: Grégoire Altan-Bonnet
Altan-Bonnet, Grégoire
Associate Professor
PhD, The Rockefeller University
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Grégoire Altan-Bonnet focuses on probing and testing the integration of cellular activation that makes up the immune response.
Pictured: Kathryn Anderson
Anderson, Kathryn V.
Professor
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental Biology Program Chair Kathryn Anderson studies genetic pathways that direct embryonic patterning and morphogenesis in the mouse embryo.
Scott Armstrong
Armstrong, Scott A.
Professor
MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Physician-scientist Scott Armstrong focuses on defining genetic and epigenetic programs that control the extensive self-renewal properties associated with leukemia and other cancers.

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Bao, Zhirong
Associate Professor
PhD, Washington University
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Zhirong Bao investigates how the genome dictates development using C. elegans as a model.
Baselga, José
Professor
MD, PhD, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Physician-in-Chief José Baselga studies mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies and identification of novel therapeutic combinations in solid cancers.
Pictured Mary Baylies
Baylies, Mary
Professor
PhD, The Rockefeller University
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Mary Baylies studies the mechanisms that form and maintain muscle both during normal development and in disease.
Pictured: Robert Benezra
Benezra, Robert
Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
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.
Pictured: Michael Berger
Berger, Michael F.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Researcher Michael Berger focuses on massively parallel sequencing of tumor DNA for biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics.
Pictured: Peter Besmer
Besmer, Peter
Professor
Dr. sc. nat., Eidg. Technische Hochschule Zurich
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Peter Besmer focuses on normal and oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in vitro and in vivo in mice.
Pictured: Ronald Blasberg
Blasberg, Ronald G.
Professor
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Physician-scientist Ronald Blasberg focuses on the development of noninvasive imaging paradigms in living organisms using radionuclide and optical reporter systems.
Pictured: Renier J. Brentjens
Brentjens, Renier J.
Associate Professor
MD, PhD, The State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Renier Brentjens develops novel immunotherapies for leukemias and lymphomas.
Bromberg, Jacqueline
Associate Professor
MD, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Jacqueline Bromberg focuses on aberrantly activated Stat3 and the mechanisms of Stat3-mediated transformation.

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Pictured: Raju Chaganti
Chaganti, Raju
Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Cell Biology Program
Geneticist Raju Chaganti studies genomic instability in cancer cells and its implications for clinical behavior of tumors and normal cellular developmental pathways.
Pictured: Timothy Chan
Chan, Timothy A.
Associate Professor
MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Timothy Chan focuses on the identification and characterization of tumor suppressors in glioblastoma and breast cancer.
Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty
Chandarlapaty, Sarat
Assistant Professor
MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
PhD, University of North Carolina
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Sarat Chandarlapaty studies the regulation of growth factor signaling networks in cancer.
Pictured: Jayanta Chaudhuri
Chaudhuri, Jayanta
Associate Professor
PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Immunology Program
Immunologist Jayanta Chaudhuri studies the mechanisms of immunoglobulin gene diversification.
Pictured: Yu Chen
Chen, Yu
Assistant Professor
MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD, The Rockefeller University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Yu Chen studies the role of transcription factors that are critical for prostate cancer development.
Cheng, Emily H.
Associate Professor
MD, Taipei Medical University
PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Emily Cheng focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cell death and their implications in tumorigenesis and cancer therapy, with primary emphasis on lung and kidney cancers.
Cheung, Nai-Kong V.
Professor
MD, Harvard Medical School
PhD, Harvard University
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Nai-Kong Cheung focuses on engineering of antibodies and immune cells to treat solid tumors in children.
Pictured: Ping Chi
Chi, Ping
Assistant Professor
MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD, The Rockefeller University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ping Chi studies genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by oncogenic transcription factors in GIST and other solid tumors.
Pictured: Gabriela Chiosis
Chiosis, Gabriela
Associate Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemical biologist Gabriela Chiosis studies the pharmacological modulation of molecular chaperones in transformed systems.

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Pictured: Samuel Danishefsky
Danishefsky, Samuel
Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Samuel Danishefsky investigates the synthesis of antitumor natural products and of fully synthetic carbohydrate-based vaccines.

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Pictured: James Fagin
Fagin, James A.
Professor
MD, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine (Argentina)
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist James Fagin focuses on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer and the role of oncogenic kinases.
Pictured: Emily Arias Foley
Foley, Emily Arias
Assistant Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Emily Arias Foley investigates the molecular mechanisms of mitosis.
Pictured: Zvi Fuks
Fuks, Zvi
Professor
MD, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Jerusalem, Israel
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Zvi Fuks studies mechanisms of radiation-induced damage and the clinical basis of radiation resistance.
Pictured: Hironori Funabiki
Funabiki, Hironori
Professor
PhD, Kyoto University
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Hironori Funabiki focuses on regulation of the structure and configuration of chromosomes during the cell division cycle.

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Giancotti, Filippo
Professor
MD, PhD, University of Torino
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Filippo Giancotti investigates signaling by cell adhesion receptors, neoplastic transformation, and metastatic dissemination.
Pictured: Michael Glickman
Glickman, Michael S.
Professor
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Michael Glickman investigates the physiology and pathogenic mechanisms of mycobacteria, including regulated intramembrane proteolysis (the Rip1 pathway); double-strand-break repair and associated DNA damage responses; and cell envelope biosynthesis.
Goldberg, Jonathan
Professor
PhD, Imperial College (London)
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Jonathan Goldberg focuses on structural and biochemical characterization of intracellular vesicle transport.
Goll, Mary
Assistant Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Mary Goll investigates the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation and its role in development using zebrafish as a model system.
Pictured: Jan Grimm
Grimm, Jan
Assistant Professor
MD, University of Hamburg (Germany)
PhD, University of Kiel (Germany)
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Radiologist Jan Grimm develops novel activatable molecular imaging approaches for improved detection and monitoring of prostate and other cancers.

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Pictured: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
Hadjantonakis, Anna-Katerina
Professor
PhD, Imperial College (London)
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis studies cell lineage commitment, patterning and morphogenesis of early mammalian embryos.
Pictured: Alan Hall
Hall, Alan
Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Cell Biology Program
Cell Biology Program Chair Alan Hall studies Rho and Ras GTPases and the control of cell migration, morphogenesis, and polarity.
Haynes, Cole
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Missouri Kansas City
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Cole Haynes focuses on the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial function during development, aging, and cancer cell growth.
Daniel Heller
Heller, Daniel A.
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemist Daniel Heller focuses on biomaterials and nanoscale engineering for molecular sensors and targeted therapeutics.
Pictured: Alan Houghton
Houghton, Alan
Professor
MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Immunology Program
Cancer immunologist Alan Houghton studies the immune response to cancer, immune recognition of self and mutated molecules, and development of new immunotherapies.
Pictured: Hedvig Hricak
Hricak, Hedvig
Professor
MD, University of Zagreb School of Medicine (Yugoslavia)
Dr. Med. Sc. Karolinska Institute (Sweden)
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Radiologist Hedvig Hricak researches methodologies of molecular imaging of prostate and gynecologic tumors.
Pictured: James J. Hsieh
Hsieh, James J.
Associate Professor
MD, Taipei Medical University
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist James Hsieh focuses on developing novel therapeutics targeting cancer cell proliferation; he also directs Memorial Sloan Kettering’s translational kidney cancer research program.
Pictured: Danwei Huangfu
Huangfu, Danwei
Assistant Professor
PhD, Cornell University
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Danwei Huangfu investigates the fundamental mechanisms that govern cell identity and how they could be exploited therapeutically to manipulate cell fates in regenerative medicine.
Pictured: Jerard Hurwitz
Hurwitz, Jerard
Professor
PhD, Western Reserve University
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Jerard Hurwitz focuses on mechanisms of eukaryotic DNA replication and the isolation and characterization of the proteins involved.
Pictured: Morgan Huse
Huse, Morgan
Associate Professor
PhD, The Rockefeller University
Immunology Program
Immunologist Morgan Huse investigates intracellular signaling dynamics in lymphocytes.

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Pictured: Prasad Jallepalli
Jallepalli, Prasad
Professor
MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Prasad Jallepalli studies the mechanisms that ensure accurate chromosome transmission in human cells.
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Jasin, Maria
Professor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Maria Jasin focuses on double-strand break repair and genomic integrity in mammalian cells and the relationship to tumor suppression.
Pictured: Xuejun Jiang
Jiang, Xuejun
Professor
PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Xuejun Jiang studies programmed cell death, molecular mechanisms, and their roles in tumorigenesis.
Pictured: Johanna Joyce
Joyce, Johanna
Professor
PhD, University of Cambridge
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Johanna Joyce investigates the signaling pathways between cancer cells and their microenvironment in tumor progression, metastasis, and response to therapy.
Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Joyner, Alexandra
Professor
PhD, University of Toronto
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Alexandra Joyner studies the involvement of Hedgehog signaling and homeobox transcription factors in brain development, adult stem cells, and cancer.

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Kaltschmidt, Julia
Assistant Professor
PhD, Gurdon Institute
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Julia Kaltschmidt investigates the mechanisms of synaptic specificity underlying mammalian neuronal circuit formation.
Pictured: Scott Keeney
Keeney, Scott
Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Scott Keeney investigates mechanisms of the initiation of meiotic recombination.
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Kelly, Thomas J.
Professor
MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Thomas Kelly studies regulatory mechanisms that control DNA replication during the cell cycle of eukaryotic cells.
Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Kentsis, Alex
Assistant Professor
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
PhD, New York University
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Cancer biologist and pediatric oncologist Alex Kentsis leads research in the functional proteomics and genomic plasticity of refractory childhood cancers.
Pictured: Kayvan R. Keshari
Keshari, Kayvan R.
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Biochemist and imaging specialist Kayvan Keshari explores changes in cancer metabolism to develop advanced imaging techniques and cancer targets.
Pictured: Michael Kharas
Kharas, Michael
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of California Irvine
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Cancer biologist Michael Kharas studies RNA regulators of self-renewal in both normal and leukemic hematopoiesis.
Pictured: Kitai Kim
Kim, Kitai
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Stem cell biologist Kitai Kim studies epigenetic regulation of DNA methylation in stem cells and cancer.
Koff, Andrew
Professor
PhD, State University NY at Stony Brook
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Andrew Koff investigates the role of cell cycle inhibitors in differentiation and how their loss affects tumorigenesis.
Pictured: Richard Kolesnick
Kolesnick, Richard N.
Professor
MD, University of Chicago School of Medicine
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Physician-scientist Richard Kolesnick studies the role of ceramide signaling in radiation-induced vascular dysfunction and tumor regression.
Koutcher, Jason A.
Professor
MD, PhD, State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Jason Koutcher studies applications of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging to enhance the therapeutic gain of different antineoplastic modalities.

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Lacy, Elizabeth H.
Professor
PhD, California Institute of Technology
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Elizabeth Lacy studies the mechanisms of gastrulation and organogenesis during mouse development.
Pictured: Marc Ladanyi
Ladanyi, Marc
Professor
MD, McGill University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Molecular pathologist Marc Ladanyi studies the molecular pathogenesis of sarcomas, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Lai, Eric C.
Professor
PhD, University of California, San Diego
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Eric Lai focuses on the control of developmental patterning by Notch signaling and microRNAs.
Larson, Steven M.
Professor
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle)
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Radiologist Steven Larson focuses on molecular imaging in animals and humans using high-resolution diagnostic instruments, such as positron emission tomography, and single photon emission tomography.
Pictured: Steven D. Leach, MD
Leach, Steven D.
Professor
MD, Emory University School of Medicine
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Cancer Therapeutics & Drug Discovery, Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Stem Cell Biology
Pictured: Christina Leslie
Leslie, Christina
Associate Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Christina Leslie focuses on developing machine learning algorithms for computational and systems biology.
Pictured: Ross Levine
Levine, Ross L.
Associate Professor
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ross Levine focuses on the investigation of genetic basis of hematopoietic malignancies.
Pictured: Jason Lewis
Lewis, Jason S.
Professor
PhD, The University of Kent (UK)
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Radiochemist Jason Lewis develops radiopharmaceuticals for the imaging and therapy of cancer.
Pictured: Ming Li
Li, Ming
Associate Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Immunology Program
Immunologist Ming Li studies mechanisms of immune regulation, and their relevance to diseases including cancer.
Pictured: Yueming Li
Li, Yueming
Professor
PhD, University of California Berkeley
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Biochemist Yueming Li studies function and regulation of transmembrane proteases and development of novel protease-based cancer therapies.
Pictured: Christopher Lima
Lima, Christopher D.
Professor
PhD, Northwestern University
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Christopher Lima studies the biology of post-translational protein modification and RNA processing.
Pictured: Stephen B. Long, PhD
Long, Stephen B.
Associate Professor
PhD, Duke University
Structural Biology Program
Stephen Long studies the mechanisms of ion channels and enzymatic membrane proteins.
Pictured: Scott Lowe
Lowe, Scott W.
Professor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Biologist Scott Lowe investigates tumor-suppressor gene networks that control apoptosis and senescence.
Luo, Minkui
Associate Professor
PhD, Princeton University
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemist Minkui Luo develops and implements the combined chemical and biological tools to define and manipulate epigenetic functions of protein methyltransferases for disease diagnosis and therapy.

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Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians
Marians, Kenneth J.
Professor
PhD, Cornell University
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular Biology Program Chair Kenneth Marians focuses on mechanisms of replication restart and chromosome segregation.
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Massagué, Joan
Professor
PhD, University of Barcelona
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Sloan Kettering Institute Director Joan Massagué studies the control of stem cell growth and phenotype in tumor progression, metastasis, and response to therapy.
Pictured: Christine Mayr
Mayr, Christine
Assistant Professor
MD, Free University Berlin
PhD, Humboldt University Berlin
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Christine Mayr focuses on gene regulation and definition of the end of an mRNA or a transcription unit.
Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff
Mellinghoff, Ingo K.
Associate Professor
MD, Technical University Munich (Germany)
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ingo Mellinghoff studies signal transduction alterations in primary brain tumors.
Pictured: Malcolm Moore
Moore, Malcolm A. S.
Professor
D. Phil, University of Oxford
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Malcolm Moore focuses on the characterization of normal and cancer stem cells and the development of selective therapies.

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Pictured: Philipp Niethammer
Niethammer, Philipp
Assistant Professor
PhD, European Molecular Biology Laboratories
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Philipp Niethammer investigates regulation of early inflammatory responses in space and time by intravital imaging of intact tissues.
Pictured: Dimitar Nikolov
Nikolov, Dimitar B.
Professor
PhD, The Rockefeller University
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Dimitar Nikolov focuses on the structural, biophysical, and biochemical characterization of the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions and signal transduction in the nervous system.

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Pictured: Richard O'Reilly
O'Reilly, Richard J.
Professor
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Richard O'Reilly investigates the genetic disparities and cellular interactions between donor and host that affect allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Offit, Kenneth
Professor
MD, Harvard Medical School
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Cancer geneticist Kenneth Offit focuses on gene characterization; genetic and epidemiologic studies of cancer-predisposing alleles; and the therapeutic, prognostic, and psychosocial translation of these findings.
Pictured: Michael Overholtzer
Overholtzer, Michael
Associate Professor
PhD, Princeton University
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer studies the mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression, cell adhesion, and cell death.

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Pictured: Eric Pamer
Pamer, Eric G.
Professor
MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Eric Pamer studies T cell and innate inflammatory responses to bacterial and fungal infections.
Pictured: Christopher Park
Park, Christopher Y.
Assistant Professor
MD, PhD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Christopher Park focuses on the identification and characterization of molecular pathways that regulate normal and malignant stem cells in the hematopoietic system.
Pictured: Gavril W. Pasternak
Pasternak, Gavril W.
Professor
MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Pharmacologist Gavril Pasternak studies molecular mechanisms of opioid receptor actions, analgesics, and G-protein-coupled receptors.
Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Patel, Dinshaw
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Dinshaw Patel studies the structural biology of macromolecular recognition, including RNA catalysis, RNA interference, and bypass of DNA damage.
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Pavletich, Nikola P.
Professor
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Structural Biology Program
Structural Biology Program Chair Nikola Pavletich studies the structural biology of oncogenes and tumor suppressors.
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Assistant Professor
PhD, Brown University
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Alexandros Pertsinidis uses structural molecular and structural cell biology to study novel optical imaging and spectroscopy technologies to understand the function of complex macromolecular machines inside living cells.
Petrini, John
Professor
PhD, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist John Petrini investigates the repair of chromosomal breaks and the activation of the DNA-damage-induced cell-cycle checkpoints.
Powell, Simon N.
Professor
PhD, MD, University of London
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Simon Powell investigates DNA replication and recombination, chromosome dynamics, and human genetics.
Ptashne, Mark S.
Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Mark Ptashne studies mechanisms of gene regulation.

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Pictured: Xiaohui Qu
Qu, Xiaohui
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Xiaohui Qu conducts high-resolution, single-molecule studies of the molecular mechanisms of ribosome functions and gene expression control.

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Pictured: Gunnar Rätsch
Rätsch, Gunnar
Associate Professor
PhD, Universitat Potsdam
Computational Biology Program
Data scientist Gunnar Rätsch develops and applies advanced analysis and modeling techniques to data derived from genomics, high-throughput sequencing, clinical records, and images.
Remus, Dirk
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Dirk Remus investigates mechanisms of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells.
Resh, Marilyn
Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Marilyn Resh investigates the regulation of protein function by fatty acylation, and the development of Hedgehog palmitoylation inhibitors to block pancreatic cancer.
Pictured: Neal Rosen
Rosen, Neal
Professor
MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Pharmacologist Neal Rosen focuses on understanding biochemical mechanisms underlying phenotypes caused by tyrosine kinase activation in epithelial tumors and developing new therapeutic strategies.
Pictured: Alexander Rudensky
Rudensky, Alexander
Professor
PhD, Gabrichevsky Institute for Microbiology and Epigemiology
Immunology Program
Immunology Program Chair Alexander Rudensky focuses on immunological tolerance and the differentiation and function of T cells.
Pictured: Charles Rudin
Rudin, Charles M.
Professor
MD, PhD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Charles Rudin focuses on the development and testing of novel therapeutic approaches to lung cancer in preclinical models.

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Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Sadelain, Michel
Professor
MD, University of Paris
PhD, University of Alberta
Immunology Program
Immunologist Michel Sadelain studies the mechanisms governing transgene expression, stem cell engineering, and genetic strategies to enhance immunity against cancer.
Sander, Chris
Professor
PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Computational Biology Program
Computational Biology Program Chair Chris Sander focuses on analyzing and simulating biological processes at different levels of organization.
Sawyers, Charles L.
Professor
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program Chair Charles Sawyers develops molecularly targeted cancer therapy.
Scheinberg, David A.
Professor
MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program Chair David Scheinberg focuses on the discovery and development of novel, specific immunotherapeutic agents and targeted nanodevices for cancer therapy.
Pictured: Songhai Shi
Shi, Songhai
Associate Professor
PhD, SUNY Stony Brook
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental neurobiologist Songhai Shi investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mammalian neuronal development and circuit formation.
Shuman, Stewart
Professor
MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Stewart Shuman studies mechanisms and structures of the mRNA cap-forming enzymes and the means by which capping is coupled to transcription.
Pictured: Samuel Singer
Singer, Samuel
Professor
MD, Harvard Medical School
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Samuel Singer studies the genomic alterations that define new targets for therapy in sarcoma.
Pictured: David Solit
Solit, David B.
Associate Professor
MD, University of Pennsylvania
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist David Solit studies human oncology and pathogenesis, genomics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, cancer therapeutics, and clinical trials.
Pictured: David Spriggs
Spriggs, David R.
Professor
MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist David Spriggs studies the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in ovarian cancer.
Pictured: Lorenz Studer
Studer, Lorenz
Professor
MD, PhD, Universitat Bern
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Lorenz Studer investigates human stem cells as tools to understand normal and pathological development in the nervous system and to develop cell-based strategies for regenerative medicine.
Pictured: Joseph Sun
Sun, Joseph
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Washington
Immunology Program
Immunologist Joseph Sun investigates the natural killer cell response against infection and cancer.

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Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Tabar, Viviane
Professor
MD, American University of Beirut
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Viviane Tabar focuses on in vivo applications of neural derivatives of pluripotent stem cells (such as iPS and ES cells) and on cancer stem cells in human brain tumors.
Derek Tan, research lab head
Tan, Derek
Professor
PhD, Harvard University
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemist Derek Tan studies diversity-oriented synthesis and rational drug design for chemical biology and drug discovery.
Pictured: Barry Taylor
Taylor, Barry S.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Researcher Barry Taylor focuses on defining the somatic abnormalities that mediate the genesis, progression, and response to therapy of human cancers.
Pictured: Paul Tempst
Tempst, Paul
Professor
PhD, Universiteit Gent
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Paul Tempst focuses on the development of proteomic technologies and approaches for studying the eukaryotic transcriptional machineries and for cancer biomarker discovery.
Pictured: Craig Thompson
Thompson, Craig B.
Professor
MD, University of Pennsylvania
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.
Pictured: Meng-Fu Bryan Tsou
Tsou, Meng-Fu Bryan
Associate Professor
PhD, University of California, Davis
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Meng-Fu Bryan Tsou studies cell cycle control of centrosome duplication and degeneration, as well as cilia assembly and disassembly.

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Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
van den Brink, Marcel R. M.
Professor
MD, PhD, Universiteit Leiden
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Marcel R. M. van den Brink studies the immunology of bone marrow transplantation.
Pictured: Andrea Ventura
Ventura, Andrea
Associate Professor
MD, Catholic University of Rome (Italy)
PhD, European Institute of Oncology (Milan Italy), Open University (London, UK)
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Andrea Ventura studies non-coding RNAs in cancer and development

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Weinstein, Harel
Professor
DSc, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Harel Weinstein investigates the structural, dynamic, and integrative determinants of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying physiological function and pharmacological activity.
Pictured: Hans-Guido Wendel
Wendel, Hans-Guido
Associate Professor
MD, Medical School of the Technical University of Aachen
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Hans-Guido Wendel focuses on modeling the genetics of tumor initiation, progression, and treatment response in vivo.
Pictured: Richard White
White, Richard Mark
Assistant Professor
MD, PhD, Albany Medical College
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Richard Mark White investigates the evolution of metastases in zebrafish.
Pictured: Iestyn Whitehouse
Whitehouse, Iestyn
Assistant Professor
PhD, The University of Dundee
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse investigates chromatin structure and the function of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes.
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Wolchok, Jedd D.
Professor
MD, PhD, New York University
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Jedd Wolchok investigates novel approaches for cancer immunotherapy and mechanisms of tumor cell–immune cell interactions.

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Pictured: Joao Xavier
Xavier, Joao
Assistant Professor
PhD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Joao Xavier studies computer models and quantitative experiments of biofilm and cancer growth.

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Pictured: James Young
Young, James W.
Professor
MD, Vanderbilt University
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist James Young studies innate and adaptive immunity against tumors and viruses stimulated by human dendritic cells.

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Pictured: Jennifer Zallen
Zallen, Jennifer A.
Associate Professor
PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen focuses on the generation of tissue structure through the collective action of cell populations.
Pictured: Xiaolan Zhao
Zhao, Xiaolan
Associate Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Xiaolan Zhao studies chromosomal organization, telomere metabolism, DNA repair, and dynamic protein modification in stable genome maintenance.