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Joel G. Belasco, Ph.D.

Dr. Belasco is member of Skirball Institute's Structural Biology Program and a Professor of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine. His research focuses on RNA biology and post-transcriptional mechanisms of gene regulation.

Professional experience

    Graduate Education: Dr. Belasco received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1980.

    Postdoctoral Training: After a year of postdoctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at Harvard (1980-1981), he moved to the Department of Genetics at Stanford University to complete his postdoctoral training (1981-1985).

    Academic Appointments: Before coming to the Skirball Institute in 1996, Dr. Belasco was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School (1985-1996).

Contact Information

    Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
    New York University School of Medicine
    540 First Avenue, Third Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: (212) 263-5409

    E-mail: joel.belasco at




























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Top photograph: Dr. Joel Belasco
Bottom photograph: Alexis Diwa, postdoctoral fellow, in conference with Dr. Belasco.