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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.
Adusumilli, Prasad S.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Prasad Adusumilli studies tumor immunology and the development of T-cell-mediated immunotherapy for thoracic malignancies and pleural-based diseases.
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: 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.

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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.
Baselga, José
Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Physician-in-Chief José Baselga studies mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies and identification of novel therapeutic combinations in solid cancers.
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.
Begg, Colin
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Epidemiologist Colin Begg focuses on statistical methods for cancer epidemiology, health services research, and clinical trials.
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.
Associate Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
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.
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.
Pictured: Michelle Bardbury
Bradbury, Michelle S.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Clinician-scientist Michelle Bradbury develops translational, tumor-targeting, PET-optical silica nanoparticle probes for diagnostics, drug delivery, and sensing.
Pictured: Sean Brady
Brady, Sean
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Sean Brady's research interests center on both the discovery and the functional characterization of new small molecules from previously inaccessible genetic sources.
Brennan, Cameron W.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Cameron Brennan focuses on genomic analysis of human and mouse gliomas and medulloblastomas.
Pictured: Renier J. Brentjens
Brentjens, Renier J.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Renier Brentjens develops novel immunotherapies for leukemias and lymphomas.
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: Jorge A. Carrasquillo
Carrasquillo, Jorge A.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Jorge Carrasquillo focuses on the development of targeted radioimmunotherapy drugs.
Pictured: Brett S. Carver
Carver, Brett S.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Brett Carver focuses on the identification of molecular pathways involved in prostate cancer initiation and progression.
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: Jayanta Chaudhuri
Chaudhuri, Jayanta
Immunology Program
Immunologist Jayanta Chaudhuri studies the mechanisms of immunoglobulin gene diversification.
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.
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.
Pictured: Gabriela Chiosis
Chiosis, Gabriela
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemical biologist Gabriela Chiosis studies the pharmacological modulation of molecular chaperones in transformed systems.
Pictured: John Chodera
Chodera, John
Computational Biology Program
Computational chemist John Chodera uses statistical mechanics, molecular modeling, and automated biophysical experiments to help identify new potential therapeutics and investigate mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer.
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: Samuel Danishefsky
Danishefsky, Samuel
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Samuel Danishefsky investigates the synthesis of antitumor natural products and of fully synthetic carbohydrate-based vaccines.
Pictured: Amita Shukla Dave
Dave, Amita Shukla
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical physicist Amita Shukla Dave is developing a program in multimodality imaging for head and neck cancer and developing new imaging criteria for prostate cancer.
Deasy, Joseph O.
Chair, Department of Medical Physics; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Medical Physics
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical Physics Department Chair Joseph Deasy focuses on integration and analysis of dose, imaging, and molecular data to predict outcomes and guide personalized treatments.
DeMatteo, Ronald
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Ronald DeMatteo focuses on strategies to reduce immune subversion in gastrointestinal stromal tumor and liver cancer and on immunobiology in liver cancer.
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.
Pictured: Emily Arias Foley
Foley, Emily Arias
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Emily Arias Foley investigates the molecular mechanisms of mitosis.
Pictured: Zvi Fuks
Fuks, Zvi
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Zvi Fuks studies mechanisms of radiation-induced damage and the clinical basis of radiation resistance.
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.

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Giancotti, Filippo
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Filippo Giancotti investigates signaling by cell adhesion receptors, neoplastic transformation, and metastatic dissemination.
Pictured: Michael Glickman
Glickman, Michael S.
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Michael Glickman investigates the physiology and pathogenic mechanisms of mycobacteria, including regulated intramembrane proteolysis (the Rip1 pathway); double-strand-break repair and associated DNA damage responses; and cell envelope biosynthesis.
Goldberg, Jonathan
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Jonathan Goldberg focuses on structural and biochemical characterization of intracellular vesicle transport.
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.
Pictured: Jan Grimm
Grimm, Jan
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Radiologist Jan Grimm develops novel activatable molecular imaging approaches for improved detection and monitoring of prostate and other cancers.

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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.
Haynes, Cole
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Cole Haynes focuses on the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial function during development, aging, and cancer cell growth.
Daniel Heller
Heller, Daniel A.
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemist Daniel Heller focuses on biomaterials and nanoscale engineering for molecular sensors and targeted therapeutics.
Hohl, Tobias M.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Tobias Hohl studies the molecular pathogenesis of human fungal pathogens and how the immune system responds to them.
Pictured: Alan Houghton
Houghton, Alan
Immunology Program
Cancer immunologist Alan Houghton studies the immune response to cancer, immune recognition of self and mutated molecules, and development of new immunotherapies.
Pictured: Hedvig Hricak
Hricak, Hedvig
Chair, Department of Radiology
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Radiologist Hedvig Hricak researches methodologies of molecular imaging of prostate and gynecologic tumors.
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: Katharine C. Hsu
Hsu, Katharine C.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Katharine Hsu studies the biology of human natural killer cells and how they contribute to disease processes.
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.
Humm, John L.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical physicist John Humm focuses on noninvasive imaging of the tumor microenvironment using nuclear imaging methods.
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.
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.
Pictured: Morgan Huse
Huse, Morgan
Immunology Program
Immunologist Morgan Huse investigates intracellular signaling dynamics in lymphocytes.

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Pictured: Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
Iacobuzio-Donahue, Christine A.
Associate Director for Translational Research, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue studies the genomics and cell biology of pancreatic and other solid tumors as it relates to subclonal evolution, tumor progression, and metastasis.

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Pictured: Andrew Jackson
Jackson, Andrew
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical physicist Andrew Jackson studies the relationship between radiotherapy dose distributions and treatment outcome and the optimization of radiotherapy treatment planning.
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: Lee Jones
Jones, Lee
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Exercise scientist Lee Jones focuses on the efficacy and mechanisms of exercise training on cardiovascular toxicities and tumor initiation and progression.
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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Kaltschmidt, Julia
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Julia Kaltschmidt investigates the mechanisms of synaptic specificity underlying mammalian neuronal circuit formation.
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: 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: Kayvan R. Keshari
Keshari, Kayvan R.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Biochemist and imaging specialist Kayvan Keshari explores changes in cancer metabolism to develop advanced imaging techniques and cancer targets.
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: Kitai Kim
Kim, Kitai
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Stem cell biologist Kitai Kim studies epigenetic regulation of DNA methylation in stem cells and cancer.
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: Moritz Kircher
Kircher, Moritz F.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Moritz Kircher develops novel molecular imaging approaches with a focus on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging.
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.
Koutcher, Jason A.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Jason Koutcher studies applications of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging to enhance the therapeutic gain of different antineoplastic modalities.

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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.
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: Steven D. Leach, MD
Leach, Steven D.
Director, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Cancer Therapeutics & Drug Discovery, Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Stem Cell Biology
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.
Pictured: Jason Lewis
Lewis, Jason S.
Director, Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Radiochemist Jason Lewis develops radiopharmaceuticals for the imaging and therapy of cancer.
Li, Gloria C.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Radiation scientist Gloria Li studies the response of cells to stressors such as heat and radiation.
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: 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.
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.

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Mageras, Gikas S.
Chief, Computer Service
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical physicist Gikas Mageras focuses on radiation treatment planning and verification using CT images to guide radiation treatment and monitor and correct for patient internal and external movement during treatment delivery.
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.
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: Ingo Mellinghoff
Mellinghoff, Ingo K.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ingo Mellinghoff studies signal transduction alterations in primary brain tumors.
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.

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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.
Pictured: Dimitar Nikolov
Nikolov, Dimitar B.
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Dimitar Nikolov focuses on the structural, biophysical, and biochemical characterization of the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions and signal transduction in the nervous system.

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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: 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.
Pictured: Michael Overholtzer
Overholtzer, Michael
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer studies the mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression, cell adhesion, and cell death.

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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: 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.
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.
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.
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Alexandros Pertsinidis uses structural molecular and structural cell biology to study novel optical imaging and spectroscopy technologies to understand the function of complex macromolecular machines inside living cells.
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.
Pictured: Vladimir Ponomarev
Ponomarev, Vladimir
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Vladimir Ponomarev focuses on developing reporter genetic systems for specific applications such as sequential in vivo imaging studies in cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy, and radiation sciences.
Powell, Simon N.
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Simon Powell investigates DNA replication and recombination, chromosome dynamics, and human genetics.
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.

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Pictured: Govind Ragupathi
Ragupathi, Govind
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Govind Ragupathi studies tumor vaccinology, including approaches to augmenting the antibody and T cell response to defined cancer antigens.
Rajadhyaksha, Milind
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Optical engineer Milind Rajadhyaksha studies confocal microscopy for the imaging of cancer, technology development, and translational and clinical studies in skin and head and neck cancers.
Pictured: Shyam Rao
Rao, Shyam S.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Shyam Rao studies the role of the tumor microenvironment in tumorigenesis and response to radiation therapy.
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: Thomas Reiner
Reiner, Thomas
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Imaging specialist Thomas Reiner focuses on the development of novel imaging probes for both PET imaging and optical imaging technologies.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Ryan, Timothy A.
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Timothy Ryan studies the molecular basis of synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain.

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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.
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.
Scheinberg, David A.
Chair, Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program, SKI
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program Chair David Scheinberg focuses on the discovery and development of novel, specific immunotherapeutic agents and targeted nanodevices for cancer therapy.
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.
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: 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: Bhuvanesh Singh
Singh, Bhuvanesh
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Bhuvanesh Singh focuses on delineating the role of ubiquitination in cancer pathogenesis.
Pictured: David Solit
Solit, David B.
Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis 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.
Studer, Lorenz
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Lorenz Studer investigates stem cells as tools to understand normal and pathological development in the CNS and to develop cell-based strategies for neural repair.
Pictured: Joseph Sun
Sun, Joseph
Immunology Program
Immunologist Joseph Sun investigates the natural killer cell response against infection and cancer.

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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.
Derek Tan, research lab head
Tan, Derek
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Chemist Derek Tan studies diversity-oriented synthesis and rational drug design for chemical biology and drug discovery.
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.
Sunitha B. Thakur, PhD
Thakur, Sunitha B.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical physicist Sunitha Thakur focuses on MR biomarkers for early detection and monitoring response to treatment.
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.

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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.
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: Wolfgang Weber
Weber, Wolfgang A.
Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Wolfgang Weber specializes in imaging and therapy, with a focus on the translation of novel drugs, imaging agents, and methodologies from bench to bedside.
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: Martin R. Weiser
Weiser, Martin R.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Martin Weiser investigates the mechanisms underlying tumor spread and metastasis and how these mechanisms could be targeted.
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.
Pictured: Richard White
White, Richard Mark
Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Cancer biologist Richard Mark White investigates the evolution of metastases in zebrafish.
Pictured: Iestyn Whitehouse
Whitehouse, Iestyn
Molecular Biology Program
Molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse investigates chromatin structure and the function of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes.
Wolchok, Jedd D.
Immunology Program
Physician-scientist Jedd Wolchok investigates novel approaches for cancer immunotherapy and mechanisms of tumor cell–immune cell interactions.
Pictured: Richard Wong
Wong, Richard J.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Richard Wong studies the mechanisms of cancer cell chemotaxis in perineural invasion.

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Pictured: Joao Xavier
Xavier, Joao
Computational Biology Program
Computational biologist Joao Xavier studies computer models and quantitative experiments of biofilm and cancer growth.

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Pictured: Sam Yoon
Yoon, Sam S.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Sam Yoon studies the role of tumor microenvironment in the progression and radiation response of sarcomas and gastric cancer.
Pictured: James Young
Young, James W.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist James Young studies innate and adaptive immunity against tumors and viruses stimulated by human dendritic cells.

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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: Pat Zanzonico
Zanzonico, Pat B.
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Medical physicist Pat Zanzonico focuses on radionuclide-based methods for detecting and localizing tumor hypoxia, immune effector-cell trafficking, patient-specific dosimetry for radionuclide therapies, and small-animal and molecular imaging.
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.