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Molecular Oncology & Tumor Immunology PhD Training Program Mentoring Faculty

The mentoring faculty of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Molecular Oncology and Tumor Immunology PhD Training Program employ tools of molecular biology and genetics; sophisticated imaging technologies; and genome-wide genetic, chemical, and proteomic analysis of cancer and immunity.

Search a list of all mentoring faculty at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.

Iannis Aifantis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Chair, Department of Pathology
Research interests: molecular regulation of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation

Erika Bach, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: role of JAK/STAT signaling in cancer; stem cell self-renewal and development

Robert Banh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: mRNA translation, nutrient environment, metabolism, genetics, codons, diseases, cancers

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 interests: inflammation in initiation of pancreatic cancer

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

William L. Carroll, MD
The Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: treatment of childhood cancer, especially acute lymphoblastic leukemia and neuroblastoma

Pau Castel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: understanding oncoprotein-mediated signal transduction in cancer and congenital disorders using biochemical, cellular, and mouse models

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

Teresa Davoli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: cancer, genome integrity, genomics

Brian D. Dynlacht, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: cancer, transcription, cell cycle, centrosome biology, genomics

Stefan Feske, MD
The Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Research interests: calcium channels in T-cell activation in immunity and cancer

Michael Garabedian, PhD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Urology
Research interests: mechanism of nuclear hormone receptor action in malignancy, heart disease, and neuroendocrine function

Eva Hernando-Monge, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: tumor cell of origin, cancer stem cells, mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression

Tony Huang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: Fanconi anemia, DNA repair, cancer, deubiquitinases, reversible ubiquitination

Tomas Kirchhoff, PhD
Professor, Departments of Environmental Medicine and Population Health
Research interests: identification of the genetic basis of cancer susceptibility

Sergei B. Koralov, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: role of Th17-driven inflammation in lymphomagenesis and understanding the role of noncoding RNA in lymphocyte development

Michelle Krogsgaard, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: T-cell recognition and signaling in autoimmunity and cancer; development of novel strategies for immunotherapy of cancer, HIV, and autoimmune disorders

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

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Research interests: T-cell development, differentiation, and function

Susan K. Logan, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Urology
Research interests: cell growth regulation through the androgen receptor; prostate cancer

Amanda W. Lund, PhD
Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and Department of Pathology
Research interests: neoplasms, lymphatic vessels, melanoma, lymph nodes, T-lymphocytes

Daniel Meruelo, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: gene therapy of tumor cells

Benjamin Neel, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Research interests: signal transduction pathways regulating normal and malignant cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival

Iman Osman, MD
Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and Departments of Medicine and Urology
Research interests: genetic and genomic analysis of melanoma initiation, progression, and treatment

Michael E. Pacold, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research interests: biophysics, cancer, metabolism

Michele Pagano, MD
The May Ellen and Gerald Jay Ritter Professor of Oncology and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: ubiquitin system, cell division cycle checkpoints, cancer

Thales Papagiannakopoulos, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: elucidating the mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression using genetically engineered mouse models

Christopher Y. Park, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Pathology Education and Translational Research
Research interests: cancer, immunology, RNA biology, stem cell biology

Mark Philips, MD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Cell Biology, and Medicine
Research interests: processing and membrane targeting of Ras GTPases

Dimitris Placantonakis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgical Laboratory for Stem Cell Research
Research interests: heterogeneity and diversity of cancer stem cells in glioblastoma

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

Richard L. Possemato, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: metabolic regulation of tumor cells

Boris Reizis, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology
Research interests: development of myeloid and dendritic cells; myeloid leukemia

Kelly V. Ruggles, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Research interests: cancer, cardiovascular biology, genomics, immunology, machine learning, metabolism, microbiome, proteomics, systems biology

Hyung Don Ryoo, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interests: cellular stress responses and apoptosis in development and cancer

Robert Schneider, PhD
The Albert B. Sabin Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research interests: altered regulation of gene expression and translation in human disease

Markus Schober, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
Research interests: role of stem cells in skin cancer initiation and dormancy

Susan R. Schwab, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: role of S1P and S1P-generating enzymes in tumor growth

Diane M. Simeone, MD
The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Pancreatic Cancer Center
Associate Director, Translational Research, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Research interest: clinical trials for pancreatic cancer

Jane A. Skok, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: nuclear organization of immunoglobulin genes and genomic aberrations in lymphoma

Susan Smith, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: telomeres, tankyrase, cohesion; genome integrity in cancer

Erik Sulman, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research interests: radiation oncology, brain tumor, genomic medicine

Jun Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: cancer, computational biology, immunology, systems biology

Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD
The Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Research interest: cancer

Itai Yanai, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
Research interests: cancer, computational biology, developmental genetics, genomics, microbiome, systems biology

David Zagzag, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pathology and Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Neuropathology
Director, Human Brain Tumor Bank
Director, Microvascular and Molecular Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
Research interests: mechanisms of cerebral vasculogenesis and angiogenesis