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Molecular Pharmacology PhD Training Program Mentoring Faculty

As a student in the Molecular Pharmacology PhD Training Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute for Graduate Biomedical Sciences, you gain research experience in molecular and biochemical pharmacology and drug discovery. Our faculty members have extensive experience in training molecular pharmacologists.

The following faculty members act as mentors, providing supervision and guidance throughout the program. You can also search all mentoring faculty.

Erika Bach, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: role of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway in stem cell self-renewal, development, and tumorigenesis

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Executive Vice President and Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer
The Saul J. Farber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Professor, Department of Medicine
Research interest: Ras signaling in pancreatic and other human tumors

Jef Boeke, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: functional genomics, histone modification, and retrotransposons

James Borowiec, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: cellular responses to genotoxic conditions

Steven Burden, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology
Research interest: development and function of neuromuscular synapses

Timothy Cardozo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: protein engineering, cheminformatics, and rational drug design

Kenneth Carr, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Psychiatry
Research interest: pharmacology and neurobiology of eating behavior and drug addiction

William Carroll, MD
The Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics; Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interest: mechanisms of drug resistance in childhood leukemia

William Coetzee, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Physiology, and Pediatrics
Research interests: pharmacology, electrophysiology, and molecular biology of cardiovascular membrane in transport proteins

Max Costa, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: molecular mechanisms of metal carcinogenesis

Pamela Cowin, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
Research interest: mammary development and breast cancer

Bruce Cronstein, MD
The Paul R. Esserman Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Pathology
Research interest: adenosine receptors

Wei Dai, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Environmental Medicine
Research interest: cell cycle progression and genomic instability

Gregory David, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Urology
Research interest: chromatin regulation in development and oncogenesis

David Fenyö, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: bioinformatics, proteomics, and mass spectrometry

Glenn Fishman, MD
The William Goldring Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Physiology
Research interests: molecular pharmacology, pathogenesis of cardiovascular development, and cardiovascular disease

Robert Froemke, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology, and Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Research interests: synaptic plasticity, network dynamics, and behavior

Michael Garabedian, PhD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Urology
Research interest: therapies for prostate cancer

Ira Goldberg, MD
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Research interests: abnormalities of lipoprotein metabolism, macrovascular disease in diabetes, role of triglycerides in atherosclerosis, metabolism

Liam Holt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: synthetic biology, evolution, cancer, cell division, and stem cell programming

Tony Huang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: role of the ubiquitin cycle in human disease

Stevan Hubbard, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: structural and mechanistic studies of protein tyrosine kinases

Mayumi Ito, PhD
Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and Department of Cell Biology
Research interests: hair follicle regeneration and melanocyte stem cells

Shohei Koide, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: structural biology, synthetic biology, and protein design and engineering

Xiangpeng Kong, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: structure-based design in HIV/AIDS vaccine

Eric Klann, PhD
Professor, NYU Center for Neural Science
Research interest: molecular basis of cognitive function

David E. Levy, PhD
The Dr. Louis A. Schneider Professor of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology and Professor, Department of Microbiology
Research interests: STAT signaling and the role of STAT3 in tumorigenesis

Efrat Levy, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Psychiatry
Research interest: molecular pathology of cerebral amyloidosis

Susan Logan, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Urology
Research interests: androgen receptors and prostate biology

Moosa Mohammadi, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: structural and functional studies of fibroblast growth factor receptors

Thomas Neubert, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interest: the study of proteins by mass spectrometry

Marcus Noyes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: synthetic biology, systems biology, transcription regulation, and genome editing

Evgeny Nudler, PhD
The Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: transcription, RNA sensors, and stress responses

Seth Orlow, MD, PhD
The Samuel Weinberg Professor of Pediatric Dermatology and Chair, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology; Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Pediatrics
Research interest: drug discovery for the treatment of metastatic melanoma

Nicola Partridge, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and NYU College of Dentistry
Research interest: parathyroid hormone regulation of gene expression

Mark Philips, MD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Cell Biology, and Medicine
Research interest: pharmacology and biology of Ras-related proteins

John T. Poirier, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Preclinical Therapeutics Program
Research interests: cancer, genome integrity, genomics, microbiology

Richard Possemato, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: tumor metabolism in breast and other cancers and genetic screening

Maarten Reith, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Psychiatry
Research interest: neurobiology of dopamine transporters

Danny Reinberg, PhD
The Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes

Margaret E. Rice, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience and Physiology
Research interests: neurochemistry and neurophysiology of the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway

Hyung Don Ryoo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interests: unfolded protein responses and endoplasmic reticulum stress in neurodegeneration in Drosophila

Martin Sadowski, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Neurology, and Psychiatry
Research interests: Alzheimer’s disease and prion diseases

Herbert Samuels, MD
The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Medicine
Research interest: regulation of gene expression and cancer cell growth by nuclear hormone receptors

Robert Schneider, PhD
The Albert B. Sabin Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology; Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research interests: breast cancer genetics and the role of protein synthesis in cancer

Alexander Serganov, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: metabolite-binding noncoding RNAs (riboswitches) and fragile X syndrome

Gregg Silverman, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology
Research interest: antibody-mediated immunity and autoimmunity

Despina Sitara, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and NYU College of Dentistry
Research interest: roles of fibroblast growth factors in bone biology, nephrology, hematology, and endocrinology

Edward Y. Skolnik, MD, PhD
The Norman S. Wikler Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: insulin-receptor signaling pathways

Seong-Bae Greg Suh, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interest: neural circuits mediating innate behaviors

Tung-Tien Sun, PhD
The Rudolph L. Baer Professor of Dermatology, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology; Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Cell Biology, and Urology
Research interests: cell biology and biochemistry of epithelial differentiation

Naoko Tanese, PhD
Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Research interest: RNA processing and neurodegeneration

Beatrix Ueberheide, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interest: advanced mass-spectrometric techniques

Keith Woerpel, PhD
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, NYU Department of Chemistry
Research interest: development of cyclic peroxides as anticancer agents