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Dr. Yousin Suh

Dr. Yousin Suh
Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics

Joined the faculty: June 2007
Previous position: Assistant professor of molecular medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Why I Chose Einstein

I want to pursue multidisciplinary research, and Einstein has all the technology and expertise I need, from mouse genetics to systems biology. And because I’m focusing on human genetics, human cohorts with well-characterized phenotypes are critical. Here I have direct access to all these human population samples through Einstein’s Longevity Genes Project, Aging Study, and Women’s Health Initiative.

What I Love About Working Here

The quality of the graduate students. Almost all have prior exposure to lab work from their undergraduate work. They have a clear understanding of what they are doing and the goals of their study.

What’s Most Exciting About Her Research at the Moment

Dr. Suh codeveloped a comprehensive gene SNP discovery platform, Two-Dimensional Gene Scanning (TDGS). Using TDGS, she and her colleagues have discovered SNP variants of genes known to be involved in aging-related phenotypes, including exceptional longevity.

 

By the Numbers

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777

Number of scientific papers published last year

>200

Scientific Laboratories

$170 million

Einstein's NIH Funding for 2011

4

Top-10-ranked Departments for Faculty Research Productivity (Chronicle of Higher Education)

 
 

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