Find Faculty & Laboratory Staff

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Pictured: Omar Abdel-Wahab
Abdel-Wahab, Omar I.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

G

Goll, Mary
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Mary Goll investigates the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation and its role in development using zebrafish as a model system.

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: Jason T. Huse
Huse, Jason T.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Jason Huse focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of brain tumors, particularly high-grade gliomas.

L

Lacy, Elizabeth H.
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Elizabeth Lacy studies the mechanisms of gastrulation and organogenesis during mouse development.
Pictured: Marc Ladanyi
Ladanyi, Marc
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Molecular pathologist Marc Ladanyi studies the molecular pathogenesis of sarcomas, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Lai, Eric C.
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Eric Lai focuses on the control of developmental patterning by Notch signaling and microRNAs.
Larson, Steven M.
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: Christina Leslie
Leslie, Christina
Associate Member
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Christina Leslie focuses on developing machine learning algorithms for computational and systems biology.
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: 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.
Luo, Minkui
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.

M

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: Christine Mayr
Mayr, Christine
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Christine Mayr focuses on gene regulation and definition of the end of an mRNA or a transcription unit.

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: Christopher Park
Park, Christopher Y.
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.
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.
Ptashne, Mark S.
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Mark Ptashne studies mechanisms of gene regulation.

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

R

Pictured: Gunnar Rätsch
Rätsch, Gunnar
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.
Pictured: Jorge S. Reis-Filho
Reis-Filho, Jorge S.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Jorge Reis-Filho focuses on the development of a predictive molecular classification for rare types of breast cancer and characterization of intratumor genetic heterogeneity in breast cancers.
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.
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.

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.
Sander, Chris
Chair, Computational Biology Program, SKI
Computational Biology Program
Computational Biology Program Chair Chris Sander focuses on analyzing and simulating biological processes at different levels of organization.
Shuman, Stewart
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: 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: Laura H. Tang
Tang, Laura H.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Laura Tang studies the molecular pathogenesis of cell transformation in neuroendocrine neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas and adenocarcinomas of the stomach and gastrointestinal junction.
Pictured: Paul Tempst
Tempst, Paul
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.
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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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: Iestyn Whitehouse
Whitehouse, Iestyn
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse investigates chromatin structure and the function of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes.