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Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.

Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Chair, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

William S. Lasdon Chair in Pharmacology, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 230
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2153
Fax: 718.430.3749
jonathan.backer@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Signal transduction Phosphoinositide kinases Actin/myosin and cell motility Tumor metastasis Vesicular trafficking

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Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Harold & Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology

Director, Einstein Center of Toxicology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2317
Fax: 718.430.8922
michael.aschner@einstein.yu.edu

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2163
Fax: 718.430.8922
susan.horwitz@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Research focuses on small molecules of natural product origin, such as Taxol®, which interact with the microtubule cytoskeleton. The goal is to understand, at a molecular level, the effects of drugs on tumor growth.

Michael D. Brenowitz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 311
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3179
Fax: 718.430.8565
michael.brenowitz@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Exploring how protein, DNA, and RNA structure, folding, and assembly determines the biological function of these macromolecules.

Curtis F. Brewer, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 206
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2227
fred.brewer@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Biochemical and biophysical analysis of lectin binding

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Young Men's Division Chair in Physiology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 216A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2426
Fax: 718.430.2433
dongsheng.cai@einstein.yu.edu

Pan Chen, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4047
Fax: 718.430.8922
pan.chen@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of manganese-induced neurotoxicity, genetic factors associated with manganese toxicity, the role of dopamine signaling in susceptibility of dopaminergic neurodegeneration, metals in restless legs syndrome.

Lloyd D. Fricker, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 248
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4225
lloyd.fricker@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Neuropeptides and other peptides that function in intercellular and intracellular signaling; peptidases that generate biologically active peptides.

Matthew J. Gamble, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2942
Fax: 718.430.8922
matthew.gamble@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Histone variant macroH2A; Cancer; Cellular senescence; Chromatin structure and function; Transcription; Splicing; Senescence-associated secretory phenotype; Endoplasmic reticulum stress responses; Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase

I. David Goldman, M.D.

I. David Goldman, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Susan Resnick Fisher Chair in Brain Cancer Research

Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2302
i.david.goldman@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Membrane transport of folates/antifolates; structure-function and regulation of the proton-coupled folate transporter; homology modeling; role in the activities of antifolates within the acidic microenvironment of epithelial cancers

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4278
Fax: 718.430.8557
derek.huffman@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of aging, with a particular interest on metabolism, IGF-1 signaling, and the role of cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous mediators of aging phenotypes utilizing heterochronic parabiosis.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3495
young-hwan.jo@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Neurobiology of obesity, Electrophysiological analysis of hypothalamic neurons, Neuronal mapping of feeding-related circuits, Behavioral evaluation of cell type-specific circuit connections using optogenetics

Albert S. Kuperman, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 312A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2499
Fax: 718.430.8705
albert.kuperman@einstein.yu.edu

Marianne Land, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 233
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2184
marianne.land@einstein.yu.edu

Walter G. Levine, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 249A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2174
walter.levine@einstein.yu.edu

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

Kai Mao, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7964
Fax: 718.430.8557
kai.mao@einstein.yu.edu

Hayley M. McDaid, Ph.D.

Hayley M. McDaid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 249B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8829
hayley.mcdaid@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Breast, Lung and Ovarian Cancer: Experimental Therapeutics - Oncology: Cancer and Senescence: Intrinsic and Acquired Drug Resistance: Biomarker Development: Senolytic Drug Development:

Thomas V. McDonald, M.D.

Thomas V. McDonald, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Room: 36
Tampa, FL 33612

Areas of Research: Ion channel behavior in health and disease with a focus on human genetics, structure/function relationships, epigenetics and regulation of protein translation.

Roman Perez-Soler, M.D.

Roman Perez-Soler, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Chief, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine

Montefiore Medical Park
1695 Eastchester Road
Room: 238
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.405.8505
Fax: 718.405.8433
rperezso@montefiore.org

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research

Director, Diabetes Research Center, Department of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 375
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1029
jeffrey.pessin@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Regulation of glucose metabolism Epigenetic modifications regulating metabolism Regulation of lipogenic gene transcription and de novo lipogenesis Program cell death adipocyte and liver biology Integrative metabolic signaling

Charles S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 229
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2505
Fax: 718.430.8922
charles.rubin@einstein.yu.edu

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 355
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1189
Fax: 718.678.1020
kosaku.shinoda@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of adipocytes. Understanding basic biology of adipocytes is fundamental to the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes/obesity.

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505D
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4118
rajat.singh@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: We are interested in studying the roles of autophagy in metabolic regulation in physiology, during obesity, and with age.

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Dean Emeritus

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 1003
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 929.246.6738
allen.spiegel@einstein.yu.edu

Ji Ying Sze, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 202
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2084
Fax: 718.430.8922
jiying.sze@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Neural circuit development during newborn life period, with a focus on temporal-specific gene expression patterning on behavior and behavioral disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and drug abuse.

Chia-Ping H. Yang, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2361
Fax: 718.430.8959
chia-ping.h.yang@einstein.yu.edu

Rongbao Zhao, Ph.D.

Rongbao Zhao, Ph.D.

Instructor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 628
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2594
Fax: 718.430.8550
rongbao.zhao@einstein.yu.edu

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