Center Organization


Center Organization
The Coordination Core provides multidisciplinary leadership to ensure the effective coordination of clinical, genomic, bioinformatic, and laboratory efforts. This is achieved by implementing policies that optimize workflows, facilitate data integration and sharing, prioritize and monitor research studies, and provide administrative and regulatory support.

The Preclinical/Co-clinical Core serves as a liaison between clinical and laboratory studies. The Preclinical/Co-clinical Core is composed of three units: a Genomics Unit, a Mouse Modeling Unit, and a Mouse Hospital Unit.

The Genomics Unit is responsible for the generation of molecular data from both patient and animal model tissues.

The Mouse Modeling Unit supports center investigators in the development of relevant disease models and the characterization of resulting phenotypes. The Mouse Hospital Unit provides assistance in the design and execution of pharmacokinetic, toxicology, and in vivo efficacy studies, both in a preclinical and co-clinical trial setting.

The Bioinformatics Core uses state-of-the-art statistical and computational methods optimized for the analysis of human, PDX, and GEMM-derived tissues. It also develops new functionalities within the cBioPortal to support individual center projects and to facilitate data sharing among center investigators and with the broader scientific community.

Disease Modeling Units takes advantage of the center cores to advance their translational science. While MSK has extensive expertise in studying the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer, the Disease Modeling Units use center resources to address a range of biomedical problems that extend well beyond cancer.

Pilot Center for Precision Disease Leaders

Director and Co-Director

Core Leaders

Project Leaders

External Advisory Board

Lukas Dow, PhD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD, Senior Attending Physician, Rockefeller University

Sergei Koralov, PhD, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center

Cory Abate-Shen, PhD, Associate Director, Columbia University Medical Center