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A

Pictured: David Allis
Allis, David
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist C. David Allis investigates the histone code and its impact on gene regulation and chromosome dynamics.

B

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

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.
Cheng, Emily H.
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.
Pictured: Bayard Clarkson
Clarkson, Bayard
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemical biologist Bayard Clarkson focuses on the development of targeted therapies aimed at cancer stem cells.

F

Pictured: Emily Arias Foley
Foley, Emily Arias
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Emily Arias Foley investigates the molecular mechanisms of mitosis.
Pictured: Hironori Funabiki
Funabiki, Hironori
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Hironori Funabiki focuses on regulation of the structure and configuration of chromosomes during the cell division cycle.

G

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

H

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.
Pictured: Jerard Hurwitz
Hurwitz, Jerard
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Jerard Hurwitz focuses on mechanisms of eukaryotic DNA replication and the isolation and characterization of the proteins involved.

J

Jallepalli, Prasad
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Prasad Jallepalli studies mechanisms of high-fidelity chromosome segregation in human cells.
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.

K

Pictured: Scott Keeney
Keeney, Scott
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Scott Keeney investigates mechanisms of the initiation of meiotic recombination.
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Kelly, Thomas J.
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Thomas Kelly studies regulatory mechanisms that control DNA replication during the cell cycle of eukaryotic cells.
Pictured: Michael Kharas
Kharas, Michael
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Cancer biologist Michael Kharas studies RNA regulators of self-renewal in both normal and leukemic hematopoiesis.
Koff, Andrew
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Andrew Koff investigates the role of cell cycle inhibitors in differentiation and how their loss affects tumorigenesis.

L

Li, Ming
Immunology Program
Immunologist Ming Li studies mechanisms of immune regulation, and their relevance to diseases including cancer.
Pictured: Christopher Lima
Lima, Christopher D.
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Christopher Lima studies the biology of post-translational protein modification and RNA processing.
Pictured: Scott Lowe
Lowe, Scott W.
Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Biologist Scott Lowe investigates tumor-suppressor gene networks that control apoptosis and senescence.

M

Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians
Marians, Kenneth J.
Chair, Molecular Biology Program, SKI; Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular Biology Program Chair Kenneth Marians focuses on mechanisms of replication restart and chromosome segregation.
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.

P

Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Pavletich, Nikola P.
Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI
Structural Biology Program
Structural Biology Program Chair Nikola Pavletich studies the structural biology of oncogenes and tumor suppressors.
Petrini, John
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist John Petrini investigates the repair of chromosomal breaks and the activation of the DNA-damage-induced cell-cycle checkpoints.

R

Remus, Dirk
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Dirk Remus investigates mechanisms of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells.
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.

T

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.

W

Wendel, Hans-Guido
Associate Member
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Hans-Guido Wendel focuses on modeling the genetics of tumor initiation, progression, and treatment response in vivo.

Z

Pictured: Xiaolan Zhao
Zhao, Xiaolan
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Xiaolan Zhao studies chromosomal organization, telomere metabolism, DNA repair, and dynamic protein modification in stable genome maintenance.