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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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130 Faculty Members found
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab
Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD
Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Chemical Biology Program
Heeseon An, PhD
Assistant Professor
Heeseon An’s lab develops chemical, biological, and proteomics tools to study protein homeostasis of sub-cellular organelles.
  • BS and MS, Chemistry, Seoul National University
  • PhD, Chemistry, Northwestern University
  • Postdoc, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Chemical Biology Program
The Daniel Bachovchin Lab Group Photo
Daniel Bachovchin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Chemical biologist Daniel Bachovchin designs selective inhibitors to study enzymes and pathways in cancer and immune system signaling.
  • PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Samuel Bakhoum Lab Group
Samuel Bakhoum, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physician-scientist Samuel Bakhoum studies the role of chromosomal instability in tumor evolution and metastasis.
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  • PhD, Dartmouth College
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
The Vinod Balachandran Lab
Vinod Balachandran, MD
Assistant Professor
Surgeon scientist Vinod Balachandran develops novel immunotherapies for pancreatic cancer.
  • MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Developmental Biology Program
The Bao Lab, MSK
Zhirong Bao, PhD
Professor
The Bao laboratory investigates how the genome dictates development using C. elegans as a model.
  • PhD, Washington University
Developmental Biology Program
The Baylies Lab
Mary Baylies, PhD
Professor
The Baylies laboratory studies the mechanisms that form and maintain muscle both during normal development and in disease.
  • PhD, The Rockefeller University
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Robert Benezra Lab Group
Robert Benezra, PhD
Professor
Cancer biologist Robert Benezra studies the molecular mechanisms of tumor growth and metastatic progression using mouse models. In addition, he studies the spindle assembly checkpoint which ensures proper chromosome segregation and is often deregulated in cancer.
  • PhD, Columbia University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Researchers in the Berger laboratory
Michael F. Berger, PhD
Associate Professor
Researcher Michael Berger focuses on massively parallel sequencing of tumor DNA for biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics.
  • PhD, Harvard University
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
The Adrienne Boire Lab
Adrienne A. Boire, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physician-scientist Adrienne Boire studies metastasis to the central nervous system.
  • PhD, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL