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Pictured: Kathryn Anderson
Anderson, Kathryn V.
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental Biology Program Chair Kathryn Anderson studies genetic pathways that direct embryonic patterning and morphogenesis in the mouse embryo.
Antonescu, Cristina R.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Cristina Antonescu studies the molecular pathogenesis of soft tissue sarcomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

B

Bao, Zhirong
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Zhirong Bao investigates how the genome dictates development using C. elegans as a model.
Pictured Mary Baylies
Baylies, Mary
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
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: Peter Besmer
Besmer, Peter
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Peter Besmer focuses on normal and oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in vitro and in vivo in mice.
Bromberg, Jacqueline
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Jacqueline Bromberg focuses on aberrantly activated Stat3 and the mechanisms of Stat3-mediated transformation.

C

Pictured: Raju Chaganti
Chaganti, Raju
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.

D

Pictured: Liang Deng
Deng, Liang
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Liang Deng studies poxvirus interface with the immune system and the development of poxviruses as oncolytic and immunotherapy for cancers.

F

Pictured: Emily Arias Foley
Foley, Emily Arias
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Emily Arias Foley investigates the molecular mechanisms of mitosis.

G

Giancotti, Filippo
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Filippo Giancotti investigates signaling by cell adhesion receptors, neoplastic transformation, and metastatic dissemination.

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Pictured: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
Hadjantonakis, Anna-Katerina
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis studies cell lineage commitment, patterning and morphogenesis of early mammalian embryos.
Pictured: Alan Hall
Hall, Alan
Chair, Cell Biology Program, SKI
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
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Cole Haynes focuses on the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial function during development, aging, and cancer cell growth.
Pictured: Danwei Huangfu
Huangfu, Danwei
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: Morgan Huse
Huse, Morgan
Immunology Program
Immunologist Morgan Huse investigates intracellular signaling dynamics in lymphocytes.

J

Pictured: Maria Jasin
Jasin, Maria
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: Johanna Joyce
Joyce, Johanna
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
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
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Julia Kaltschmidt investigates the mechanisms of synaptic specificity underlying mammalian neuronal circuit formation.
Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Kentsis, Alex
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Pediatric oncologist and cancer biologist Alex Kentsis leads research in functional proteomics and genomic plasticity of refractory pediatric cancers.
Koff, Andrew
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Andrew Koff investigates the role of cell cycle inhibitors in differentiation and how their loss affects tumorigenesis.

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Lacy, Elizabeth H.
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Elizabeth Lacy studies the mechanisms of gastrulation and organogenesis during mouse development.
Lai, Eric C.
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Eric Lai focuses on the control of developmental patterning by Notch signaling and microRNAs.
Pictured: Steven D. Leach, MD
Leach, Steven D.
Director, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Cancer Therapeutics & Drug Discovery, Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Stem Cell Biology
Li, Ming
Immunology Program
Immunologist Ming Li studies mechanisms of immune regulation, and their relevance to diseases including cancer.

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Pictured: Paul Marks
Marks, Paul A.
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Paul Marks focuses on the study of agents that selectively target histone deacetylases and cause transformed cell growth arrest, terminal differentiation, apoptosis, and/or cell death.
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Massagué, Joan
Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
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.

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Pictured: Philipp Niethammer
Niethammer, Philipp
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.
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.

O

Pictured: Michael Overholtzer
Overholtzer, Michael
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer studies the mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression, cell adhesion, and cell death.

P

Pictured: Eric Pamer
Pamer, Eric G.
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Eric Pamer studies T cell and innate inflammatory responses to bacterial and fungal infections.
Ying-Xian Pan
Pan, Ying-Xian
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientst Ying-Xian Pan studies the transcription regulation and function of opioid receptor genes.
Pictured: Gavril W. Pasternak
Pasternak, Gavril W.
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Pharmacologist Gavril Pasternak studies molecular mechanisms of opioid receptor actions, analgesics, and G-protein-coupled receptors.

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Resh, Marilyn
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
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
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI
Immunology Program
Immunology Program Chair Alexander Rudensky focuses on immunological tolerance and the differentiation and function of T cells.
Pictured: Urs Rutishauser
Rutishauser, Urs Stephen
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Urs Stephen Rutishauser studies the role of polysialic acid in regulating the nervous system and the use of polysialic acid to promote tissue repair.
Ryan, Timothy A.
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Timothy Ryan studies the molecular basis of synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain.

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Pictured: Songhai Shi
Shi, Songhai
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental neurobiologist Songhai Shi investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mammalian neuronal development and circuit formation.
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
Singh, Bhuvanesh
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Bhuvanesh Singh focuses on delineating the role of ubiquitination in cancer pathogenesis.
Studer, Lorenz
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Lorenz Studer investigates stem cells as tools to understand normal and pathological development in the CNS and to develop cell-based strategies for neural repair.
Pictured: Joseph Sun
Sun, Joseph
Immunology Program
Immunologist Joseph Sun investigates the natural killer cell response against infection and cancer.

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Pictured: Craig Thompson
Thompson, Craig B.
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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
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.

V

Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
van den Brink, Marcel R. M.
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Marcel R. M. van den Brink studies the immunology of bone marrow transplantation.
Pictured: Andrea Ventura
Ventura, Andrea
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Andrea Ventura studies non-coding RNAs in cancer and development

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Pictured: Richard Wong
Wong, Richard J.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Richard Wong studies the mechanisms of cancer cell chemotaxis in perineural invasion.

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Pictured: Joao Xavier
Xavier, Joao
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Joao Xavier studies computer models and quantitative experiments of biofilm and cancer growth.

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Pictured: Jennifer Zallen
Zallen, Jennifer A.
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen focuses on the generation of tissue structure through the collective action of cell populations.