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Pictured: Grégoire Altan-Bonnet
Altan-Bonnet, Grégoire
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.
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.
Scott Armstrong
Armstrong, Scott A.
Director, Leukemia Center
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.

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: 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.
Pictured: Ronald Blasberg
Blasberg, Ronald G.
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.
Brennan, Cameron W.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Cameron Brennan focuses on genomic analysis of human and mouse gliomas and medulloblastomas.

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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.
Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty
Chandarlapaty, Sarat
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Sarat Chandarlapaty studies the regulation of growth factor signaling networks in cancer.
Pictured: Yu Chen
Chen, Yu
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Yu Chen studies the role of transcription factors that are critical for prostate cancer development.
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: Ping Chi
Chi, Ping
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: Bayard Clarkson
Clarkson, Bayard
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemical biologist Bayard Clarkson focuses on the development of targeted therapies aimed at cancer stem cells.

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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.

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Pictured: James Fagin
Fagin, James A.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist James Fagin focuses on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer and the role of oncogenic kinases.

G

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

H

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.
Hanash, Alan M.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Alan Hanash studies transplant immunology and immune-mediated mechanisms of tissue damage and regeneration.
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: Morgan Huse
Huse, Morgan
Immunology Program
Immunologist Morgan Huse investigates intracellular signaling dynamics in lymphocytes.

J

Pictured: Xuejun Jiang
Jiang, Xuejun
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Xuejun Jiang studies programmed cell death, molecular mechanisms, and their roles in tumorigenesis.

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Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Kentsis, Alex
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: Michael Kharas
Kharas, Michael
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Cancer biologist Michael Kharas studies RNA regulators of self-renewal in both normal and leukemic hematopoiesis.
Pictured: Tari King
King, Tari A.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Tari King studies the molecular genetics of high-risk breast lesions and the transition from in situ to invasive breast carcinoma.
Pictured: Richard Kolesnick
Kolesnick, Richard N.
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Physician-scientist Richard Kolesnick studies the role of ceramide signaling in radiation-induced vascular dysfunction and tumor regression.

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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: Ross Levine
Levine, Ross L.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ross Levine focuses on the investigation of genetic basis of hematopoietic malignancies.
Pictured: Ming Li
Li, Ming
Immunology Program
Immunologist Ming Li studies mechanisms of immune regulation, and their relevance to diseases including cancer.
Pictured: Yueming Li
Li, Yueming
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Biochemist Yueming Li studies function and regulation of transmembrane proteases and development of novel protease-based cancer therapies.
Pictured: Stephen B. Long, PhD
Long, Stephen B.
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Stephen Long studies the structural biology of ion channels and enzymatic membrane proteins.
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.

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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.
Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff
Mellinghoff, Ingo K.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ingo Mellinghoff studies signal transduction alterations in primary brain tumors.

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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.
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.
Ptashne, Mark S.
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Mark Ptashne studies mechanisms of gene regulation.

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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: Charles Rudin
Rudin, Charles M.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Charles Rudin focuses on the development and testing of novel therapeutic approaches to lung cancer in preclinical models.

S

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Sadelain, Michel
Director, Center for Cell Engineering
Immunology Program
Immunologist Michel Sadelain studies the mechanisms governing transgene expression, stem cell engineering, and genetic strategies to enhance immunity against cancer.
Sawyers, Charles L.
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program Chair Charles Sawyers develops molecularly targeted cancer therapy.
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
Singh, Bhuvanesh
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Bhuvanesh Singh focuses on delineating the role of ubiquitination in cancer pathogenesis.
Pictured: Lorenz Studer
Studer, Lorenz
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.

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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.

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Weinstein, Harel
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 Member
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Hans-Guido Wendel focuses on modeling the genetics of tumor initiation, progression, and treatment response in vivo.
Wolchok, Jedd D.
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: 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.
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.