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Jan Vijg, Ph.D.

Jan Vijg, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Chair, Department of Genetics

Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 450
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1151
Fax: 718.430.8778
jan.vijg@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Areas of Research: Genome instability as a possible cause of aging; genome maintenance and its role as a longevity assurance system; epigenetics of aging and cancer; single-cell genomics and epigenomics

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Brett S. Abrahams, Ph.D.

Ovid Therapeutics
1460 Broadway
Suite 15044
New York, NY 10036

Tel: 646.661.7661
babrahams@ovidrx.com

Gil Atzmon, Ph.D.

Gil Atzmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 502B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3628
Fax: 718.430.8557
gil.atzmon@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: My research focus is on the role of epigenetics in diseases, aging and longevity.

Nicholas E. Baker, Ph.D.

Nicholas E. Baker, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Genetics

Director, Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 805
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2854
nicholas.baker@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Cell-cell signaling during development that controls tissue size and morphology. ‘Cell competition’ that selectively eliminates suboptimal cells from mixed populations of cells growing at different speeds.

Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Genetics

Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research

Director, Institute for Aging Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3144
nir.barzilai@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: We study the genetic of longevity, hypothesizing that centenarians have protective genes that allows the delay of aging and protect against age-related diseases.

Renata A. Batista-Brito, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2413
Fax: 718.430.8821
renata.batista@einstein.yu.edu

Savita Bhutoria, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 823
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2404
Fax: 718.430.8778
savita.bhutoria@einstein.yu.edu

Hannes E. Buelow, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 709
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3621
Fax: 718.430.8778
hannes.buelow@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Dendrite and axon patterning in neural development with a focus on extracellular matrices; using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to model human disease; investigating the role of glycosaminoglycans in health and disease.

Roy S. Chuck, M.D., Ph.D.

Roy S. Chuck, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Professor, Department of Genetics

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Paul Henkind Chair in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Montefiore Medical Center
Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.2020
Fax: 718.881.5439
rchuck@montefiore.org

Areas of Research: corneal spectroscopy surgical device development clinical trials

Ales Cvekl, Ph.D.

Ales Cvekl, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Professor, Department of Genetics

The Max Berger Chair in Ophthalmology

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 123
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3217
Fax: 718.430.8778
ales.cvekl@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Chromatin structure and remodeling; 3D organization of the nucleus; DNA-binding transcription factors; Pax6; BMP and FGF signaling; eye development; lens induction; eye evolution; differentiation of human ES cells

Meelad M. Dawlaty, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 419
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1224
Fax: 718.678.1016
meelad.dawlaty@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: (1) Epigenetics of embryonic stem cells and development. (2) Epigenetic reprogramming and iPSCs (3) DNA methylation, demethylation and hydroxylation in stem cells, development and cancer. (4) Tet enzymes. (5) Mouse genetics

Fabien Delahaye, Ph.D.

Fabien Delahaye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Director, Computational Genomics Core, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 314
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1162
fabien.delahaye@einstein.yu.edu

Robert A. Dubin, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 553
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1226
robert.dubin@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular biology; bioinformatics.

Winfried Edelmann, Ph.D.

Winfried Edelmann, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Professor, Department of Genetics

The Joseph and Gertrud Buchler Chair in Transgenic Medicine

Faculty Supervisor, Gene Modification, Gene Targeting and Transgenic Facilities

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 277
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1086
Fax: 718.430.8574
winfried.edelmann@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: We are studying the roles of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) in genome maintenance and tumor suppression in mouse models of human cancer and the role of MMR in the response of intestinal cancer stem cells to anticancer treatment.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 703
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3130
Fax: 718.430.8778
scott.emmons@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: C. elegans connectomics; nervous system development; specification of synaptic connectivity, neural cell adhesion proteins; sexual dimorphism of the nervous system.

John M. Greally, Ph.D., M.B.,B.Ch.

John M. Greally, Ph.D., M.B.,B.Ch.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetic Medicine)

Faculty Advisor, Epigenetics Shared Facility, Department of Genetics

Director, Center for Epigenomics, Department of Genetics

Faculty Scholar for Epigenomics, Department of Genetics

Director, Division of Computational Genetics, Department of Genetics

Faculty Advisor, Computational Genomics Core, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 322
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1234
Fax: 718.678.1016
john.greally@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Regulation of transcription, the influence of DNA sequence variation on transcriptional regulation, non-canonical nucleic acid structures, epigenetic models of mammalian phenotypes, data visualisation

Jean M. Hebert, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 237
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3494
jean.hebert@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Understanding how embryonic neural precursors generate the neocortex, the seat of our highest cognitive functions, and devising methods of regenerating the principle neurons of the adult neocortex when they are lost.

Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 104
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3124
Fax: 718.430.3125
noboru.hiroi@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying dimensional aspects of schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability

William R. Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D.

William R. Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Professor, Department of Genetics

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 555
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1075
Fax: 718.678.1085
william.jacobs@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetics; mycobacteriophages; extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB); tuberculosis vaccines; mechanism of isoniazid action. Herpes simplex vaccine development

Andreas Jenny, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 503
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4183
Fax: 718.430.8567
andreas.jenny@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Regulation of canonical Wnt and non-canonical Wnt-Fz planar cell polarity signaling. Endosomal Microautophagy in development and disease.

Hwa Jin Jung, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 469
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1112
Fax: 718.678.1113
hwa-jin.jung@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: human (epi)genetics with particular focus on the role of MicroRNA in human aging and exceptional longevity using massively parallel sequencing

Ganjam V. Kalpana, Ph.D.

Ganjam V. Kalpana, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Mark Trauner Faculty Scholar in Neuro-oncology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 821
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2354
Fax: 718.430.8778
ganjam.kalpana@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: To understand the role of INI1/hSNF5/SMARCB1, a component of the SWI/SNF complex and a tumor suppressor, in HIV-1 replication and human Cancers using cell culture and mouse models, and to develop novel therapeutic strategies.

Marija Kundakovic, Ph.D.

Marija Kundakovic, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 322
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1234
Fax: 718.678.1016
marija.kundakovic@einstein.yu.edu

Herbert M. Lachman, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 103
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2428
Fax: 718.430.8772
herb.lachman@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: We use induced pluripotent stem cell technology to study the molecular basis of schizophrenia and autism by RNA-seq and ChIP-seq. Patient-specific lines and isogenic knockout lines, generated by CRISP-Cas9 are used.

Jack Lenz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 1203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3715
jack.lenz@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Retroviruses. Evolution of human endogenous retroviruses, and their roles in normal functions and diseases. Retrovirus gene expression. Pathological consequences of virus DNA integration into host genomes.

Wei Liu, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 117
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7926
wei.liu@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: To model human retinal development and disease using human pluripotent stem cells and mice via molecular, cellular, and genetic approaches. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing, microscopy, and genome-wide studies are performed.

Sridhar Mani, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 302-D1
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2871
Fax: 718.904.2830
sridhar.mani@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Role of Microbiome-Host Interactions in Physiology and Disease, Orphan Nuclear Receptors in Physiology and Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Drug Discovery and Development

Shahina B. Maqbool, Ph.D.

Shahina B. Maqbool, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Director, Epigenetics Shared Facility, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 159
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1163
Fax: 718.678.1018
shahina.maqbool@einstein.yu.edu

Alexander Maslov, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 455
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1153
Fax: 718.430.8778
alex.maslov@einstein.yu.edu

Cristina Montagna, Ph.D.

Cristina Montagna, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Faculty Advisor, Molecular Cytogenetics Core, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 401
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1158
Fax: 718.678.1016
cristina.montagna@einstein.yu.edu

Bernice E. Morrow, Ph.D.

Bernice E. Morrow, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology)

Sidney L. and Miriam K. Olson Chair in Cardiology

Director, Division of Translational Genetics, Department of Genetics

Faculty Advisor, Genomics Core, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 402
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1121
bernice.morrow@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: My main areas of research include human genetics and mammalian embryonic development. We study genetic syndromes resulting in intellectual disability and congenital anomalies such as heart defects, and model in mice.

Silvia Racedo, Ph.D.

Silvia Racedo, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 408
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1122
Fax: 718.678.1016
silvia.racedo@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, 22q11.2 Duplication Syndrome, cardiac development, congenital heart defects, genetic pathways, gene dosage.

David M. Reynolds, B.S.

David M. Reynolds, B.S.

Associate, Department of Genetics

Director, Genomics Core, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 419
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1157
Fax: 718.678.1016
david.reynolds@einstein.yu.edu

Charles E. Rogler, Ph.D.

Charles E. Rogler, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 509
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8568
charles.rogler@einstein.yu.edu

Michael G. Rosenfeld, M.D.

UCSD/HHMI
9500 Gilman Drive
MC-0648
Room: 353
La Jolla, CA 92093-0648

Tel: 858.534.5858
Fax: 858.534.8180
mrosenfeld@ucsd.edu

Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, M.B.B.S.

Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, M.B.B.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Professor, Department of Genetics

Scientific Director, Gene Therapy Facility

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 523
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2265
jayanta.roy-chowdhury@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: The focus of our laboratory is inherited liver-based disorders, including their mechanisms, personalized disease modeling based on pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes, and novel treatments based on cell transplantation.

Namita Roy-Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 523
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2254
namita.roychowdhury@einstein.yu.edu

Michal Sagie, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 407
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1158
Fax: 718.678.1016
michal.sagie@einstein.yu.edu

Julie Secombe, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 809
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2698
Fax: 718.430.8778
julie.secombe@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Chromatin and gene expression; KDM5 histone demethylase-regulated transcription; KDM5-mediated intellectual disability; Myc oncogene-induced growth and genome instability; Linking Myc to activation of transposons and aging.

Jidong Shan, Ph.D.

Jidong Shan, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Director, Molecular Cytogenetics Core, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 413B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1155
Fax: 718.678.1016
jidong.shan@einstein.yu.edu

Yousin Suh, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 475
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1200
Fax: 718.430.8557
yousin.suh@einstein.yu.edu

Masako Suzuki, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 314
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1162
Fax: 718.678.1016
masako.suzuki@einstein.yu.edu

Cagdas Tazearslan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 469
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1112
Fax: 718.678.1113
tazearslan.cagdas@einstein.yu.edu

Yidong Wang, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 414
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1077
Fax: 718.678.1016
yidong.wang@einstein.yu.edu

Melissa P. Wasserstein, M.D.

Melissa P. Wasserstein, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetic Medicine)

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Montefiore Medical Center
3411 Wayne Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.741.2318
Fax: 718.920.6506
mwassers@montefiore.org

Daniel A. Weiser, M.D.

Daniel A. Weiser, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Montefiore Medical Center
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.741.2334
Fax: 718.920.6506
daniel.weiser@einstein.yu.edu

Bingruo Wu, M.D.

Bingruo Wu, M.D.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 414
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.1551
Fax: 718.430.8778
bingruo.wu@einstein.yu.edu

Quanwei Zhang, D.E.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 353
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1139
Fax: 718.678.1016
quanwei.zhang@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: System-level study of aging in the context of biological networks, among populations and species; human disease;

Zhengdong Zhang, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 353A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1139
Fax: 718.678.1016
zhengdong.zhang@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Genetics of complex human diseases, Systems biology, Aging, Alzheimer's disease

Deyou Zheng, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 320
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1217
deyou.zheng@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Bioinformatics and systems genomics; brain disorders; embryonic development.

Bin Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Bin Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetic Medicine)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 420
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1067
Fax: 718.678.1016
bin.zhou@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: His lab studies heart development and disease using mouse models in three areas: (1) cardiovascular cell specification and differentiation, (2) genetic and epigenetic regulation of cardiogenesis, and (3) modeling of human congenital heart disease in mice.

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