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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.
Armstrong, Scott A.
Director, Leukemia Center
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis 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.

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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 underlying the specification and morphogenesis of muscle during development and 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: Michael Berger
Berger, Michael F.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Researcher Michael Berger focuses on massively parallel sequencing of tumor DNA for biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics.
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.
Brennan, Cameron W.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Cameron Brennan focuses on genomic analysis of human and mouse gliomas and medulloblastomas.
Bromberg, Jacqueline
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Jacqueline Bromberg focuses on aberrantly activated Stat3 and the mechanisms of Stat3-mediated transformation.

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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: Timothy Chan
Chan, Timothy A.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Timothy Chan focuses on the identification and characterization of tumor suppressors in glioblastoma and breast cancer.
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.
Cheung, Nai-Kong V.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Nai-Kong Cheung focuses on engineering of antibodies and immune cells to treat solid tumors in children.
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.

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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.
Pictured: Zvi Fuks
Fuks, Zvi
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Zvi Fuks studies mechanisms of radiation-induced damage and the clinical basis of radiation resistance.

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

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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.
Hanash, Alan M.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Alan Hanash studies transplant immunology and immune-mediated mechanisms of tissue damage and regeneration.
Pictured: James J. Hsieh
Hsieh, James J.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist James Hsieh focuses on developing novel therapeutics targeting cancer cell proliferation; he also directs Memorial Sloan Kettering’s translational kidney cancer research program.
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.

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

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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.
Pictured: William Lee
Lee, William
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Computational biologist William Lee focuses on the application of high-throughput sequencing technologies for cancer biomarker discovery and diagnostics.
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: Douglas Levine
Levine, Douglas A.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Douglas Levine studies the genomic basis for prevention and control of ovarian and uterine carcinomas.
Pictured: Ross Levine
Levine, Ross L.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ross Levine focuses on the investigation of genetic basis of hematopoietic malignancies.
Li, Ming
Immunology Program
Immunologist Ming Li studies the mechanisms of T Cell homeostasis, tolerance, and immunity, and their relevance to autoimmune diseases and 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, 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 chemical tools to elucidate protein-posttranslational modification and designs inhibitors for cancer therapies.

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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.
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: 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.

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Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Offit, Kenneth
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Cancer geneticist Kenneth Offit focuses on gene characterization; genetic and epidemiologic studies of cancer-predisposing alleles; and the therapeutic, prognostic, and psychosocial translation of these findings.

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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.
Powell, Simon N.
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Simon Powell investigates DNA replication and recombination, chromosome dynamics, and human genetics.

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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.
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.

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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.
Pictured: Samuel Singer
Singer, Samuel
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Samuel Singer studies the genomic alterations that define new targets for therapy in sarcoma.
Pictured: David Solit
Solit, David B.
Director, Center for Molecular Oncology
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist David Solit studies human oncology and pathogenesis, genomics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, cancer therapeutics, and clinical trials.
Pictured: David Spriggs
Spriggs, David R.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist David Spriggs studies the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in ovarian cancer.

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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.

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Pictured: Richard White
White, Richard Mark
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Richard Mark White investigates the evolution of metastases in zebrafish.

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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.