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Center for Human Genetics & Genomics Center for Human Genetics & Genomics Faculty & Staff

Center for Human Genetics & Genomics Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff at NYU Langone’s Center for Human Genetics and Genomics are leading experts in the field who bring new perspectives, technologies, and tools to the study of human disease.

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Core Faculty

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Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD

Chakravarti Lab
Center Director
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neuroscience and Physiology
Research interests: molecular basis of human disease, gene regulatory networks, and human population genomics

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Gilad D. Evrony, MD, PhD

Evrony Lab
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Physiology
Research interests: genetics of brain development, function, and disease; technology development for neuroscience; and precision medicine

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David B. Beck, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: mechanisms underlying human genetic diseases, genomic discovery in autoinflammatory diseases, and characterization of disorders of ubiquitylation

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Sumantra Chatterjee, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Research interests: developmental neuroscience, gene regulatory networks in human diseases, single cell genomics, and functional characterization of disease mutations

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Carolyn Riley Chapman, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: ethical, legal, and social issues in human genetics and genomics, including research, development, and implementation of genetic tests and technologies

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Hannah L. Klein, PhD

Professor, Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: pathways of DNA damage avoidance, DNA repair and recombination, genomic instability, DNA damage checkpoints, and cancer

Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Steven Abramson, MD

Executive Vice President and Vice Dean for Education, Faculty, and Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer

Nicolas J. Abreu, MD

Director, Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program and Associate Director, Division Of Neurogenetics, Department Of Neurology

Iannis Aifantis, PhD

Chair, Department of Pathology

Jef D. Boeke, PhD

Director, Institute for Systems Genetics

Joan F. Cangiarella, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Education, Faculty, and Academic Affairs

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

Director Division of Medical Ethics

Pau Castel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Marina Cerrone, MD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Rachelle Chambers, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor, Perlmutter Cancer Center

Teresa Davoli, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Orrin Devinsky, MD

Chief of Service, NYU Epilepsy Service

Jasmin Divers, PhD

Director, Division of Health Services Research, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Stefan Feske, MD

Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Department of Pathology

Glenn I. Fishman, MD

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine

Steven L. Galetta, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology

David L. Keefe, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tomas Kirchhoff, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Dongwon Lee, PhD

Instructor, Boston Children’s Hospital

Catherine S. Manno, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Matthew T. Maurano, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Kathryn J. Moore, PhD

Director, Cardiovascular Research Center

Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD

Director, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

Iman Osman, MD

Professor, Departments of Dermatology, Medicine, and Urology

John G. Pappas, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Oded Regev, PhD

Professor of Computer Science, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Giulietta M. Riboldi, MD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Emmanuel Peprah, PhD

Director of Implementation Science for Global Health, NYU School of Global Public Health

J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Kelly V. Ruggles, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Devorah Segal, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Meenakshi Sigireddi, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Diane M. Simeone, MD

Director, Pancreatic Cancer Center

Matija Snuderl, MD

Director, Molecular Pathology

Jacqueline Taylor, PhD, RN

Director, Center for Research on People of Color, Columbia University

Jessica E. Treisman, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Andrea B. Troxel, ScD

Professor, Department of Population Health

Kaleb H. Yohay, MD

Director, Neurofibromatosis Program

Hua Zhong, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Administration

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Caterina Berti, PhD, Administrative Director

Dr. Berti provides the center director with research administration support and strategy assistance. She has an MS in communications from the University of Milan and PhD in medical genetics from La Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Berti trained and held various lab positions at Telethon Institute Genetics and Medicine and San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Italy, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and the University of Buffalo, with more than 20 years of experience in basic research and strong organizational experience in research administration.

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Jessica DiMaio, MHA, Administrative Coordinator

Ms. DiMaio has more than five years of experience as a healthcare administrator. She earned an undergraduate degree from Towson University and a master of health administration from Hofstra University.

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Francesco Barca, MBA, Grants Manager

Mr. Barca has more than 10 years of experience in research grants. He earned an undergraduate degree from the City University of New York—Lehman College and a master of business administration from Mercy College.

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Veronika Worosz, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Worosz has more than six years of experience managing the daily business operations of complex companies. She earned an undergraduate degree from the City University of New York—College of Staten Island.

Scientific Staff

Hanna Berk-Rauch—Chakravarti Lab
Lab Manager
hanna.berk-rauch@nyulangone.org

Anna Cantor, MA, MS, CGC—Beck Lab
Genetic Counselor, Perlmutter Cancer Center
anna.cantor@nyulangone.org

Daniela Ospina Cardona—Beck Lab
Research Technician
daniela.ospinacardona@nyulangone.org

Benjamin Costa—Evrony Lab
Research Associate
benjamin.costa@nyulangone.org

Monica Erazo—Chakravarti Lab
Senior Research Coordinator
monica.erazo@nyulangone.org

Lauren Fries—Chakravarti Lab
Research Technician
lauren.fries@nyulangone.org

Nan Hu—Chakravarti Lab
Bioinformatician
nan.hu@nyulangone.org

Mary Likhite—Beck Lab
Research Associate
mary.likhite@nyulangone.org

Mark Lin—Chakravarti Lab
Associate Bioinformatics Programmer
mark.lin2@nyulangone.org

Mei Hong Liu—Evrony Lab
Research Associate
meihong.liu@nyulangone.org

Zachary Murphy—Evrony Lab
Associate Research Technician
zachary.murphy@nyulangone.org

Karan Singh—Chakravarti Lab and Davoli Lab
Senior Research Scientist
karan.singh2@nyulangone.org

Tina Truong—Evrony Lab
Senior Research Coordinator
tina.truong@nyulangone.org

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ryan Fine, PhD—Chakravarti Lab
ryan.fine@nyulangone.org

Marta Gronska-Peski, PhD—Evrony Lab
marta.gronska-peski@nyulangone.org

Niharika Srivastava, PhD—Beck Lab
niharika.srivastava@nyulangone.org

Or Yaacov, PhD—Chakravarti Lab
or.yaacov@nyulangone.org

Graduate Students

Toby Aicher—Evrony Lab
toby.aicher@nyulangone.org

Hilda Rebecca Chubaryov—Chakravarti Lab
hilda.chubaryov@nyulangone.org

Mingzhou Fu—Chakravarti Lab
mingzhou.fu@nyulangone.org

Caitlin Loh—Evrony Lab
caitlin.loh@nyulangone.org

Adam Schwing—Evrony Lab
adam.schwing@nyulangone.org