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About the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

Our scientists lead interdisciplinary projects that yield groundbreaking results.

Scientists at NYU Langone Health’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, founded in 1993, collaborate across disciplines in pursuit of knowledge that leads to medical breakthroughs.

The Skirball Institute is home to more than 60,000 square feet of laboratory space in NYU Langone Medical Center and in the West Tower of the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences. Our proximity to NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion allows for easy interaction among clinical, translational, and basic scientists, and integrates our state-of-the-art research unit with one of the nation’s best hospitals. It’s a dynamic environment in which our faculty and trainees make landmark discoveries.

The interests of our faculty scientists span from the analysis of single-molecule structures to the dynamics of the cell and the coordinated behavior of cells in the organism. Our research teams lead multidisciplinary research projects in areas including biophysics, cellular dynamics, chromosome biology, developmental genetics, epigenetics, genome integrity and interpretation, immunology, metabolic signaling, microbial infection and inflammation, molecular and cellular neurobiology, RNA biology, stem cell biology, and synaptic plasticity.

Getting to the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

The Skirball Institute is located within NYU Langone Medical Center, 540 First Avenue at 33rd Street.

We are a 15-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal. Public transportation options include the 6 subway line to Park Avenue and 33rd Street; the M15 bus to First Avenue and 33rd Street; the M34 bus to First Avenue and 34th Street; or the M16 bus, which connects the Port Authority Bus Terminal and NYU Langone Medical Center.

JFK International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports are all accessible by bus or taxi.


Our faculty pioneer multidisciplinary research projects that further our knowledge of biomolecular processes.

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Training Programs

Our trainees conduct exciting research alongside accomplished faculty scientists.

Faculty Publications

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