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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.
Scott Armstrong
Armstrong, Scott A.
Director, Center for Epigenetics Research; 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.


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


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.


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: 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.


Pictured: Michael Kharas
Kharas, Michael G
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Cancer biologist Michael Kharas studies RNA regulators of self-renewal in both normal and leukemic hematopoiesis.
Pictured: Kitai Kim
Kim, Kitai
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Stem cell biologist Kitai Kim studies epigenetic regulation of DNA methylation in stem cells and cancer.
Koff, Andrew
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Andrew Koff investigates the role of cell cycle inhibitors in differentiation and how their loss affects tumorigenesis.
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.


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
Leach, Steven D.
Director, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Cancer Therapeutics & Drug Discovery, Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Stem Cell Biology
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.
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.


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: Babak J. Mehrara
Mehrara, Babak J.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Babak Mehrara studies the regulation of lymphatic regeneration after surgery and development of lymphedema.
Pictured: Malcolm Moore
Moore, Malcolm A. S.
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Malcolm Moore focuses on the characterization of normal and cancer stem cells and the development of selective therapies.


Pictured: Richard O'Reilly
O'Reilly, Richard J.
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Richard O'Reilly investigates the genetic disparities and cellular interactions between donor and host that affect allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.


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: John Petrini
Petrini, John
Member, Molecular Biology Program
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.


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.


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.
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: 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.


Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Tabar, Viviane
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Viviane Tabar focuses on in vivo applications of neural derivatives of pluripotent stem cells (such as iPS and ES cells) and on cancer stem cells in human brain tumors.


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.