Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

The Third Annual Einstein and Montefiore Presidential Lectures

On Monday, June 3 in Robbins Auditorium, Einstein and Montefiore hosted the third annual Presidential Lecture, which highlights outstanding research being done at the institutions. This year’s honorees were read more >

Dr. Jonathan Backer: Molecules by Day, Music by Night

Dr. Jonathan Backer is Einstein’s professor and chair of molecular pharmacology and a leading bench researcher on phosphoinositide 3-kinases, cellular proteins linked to various cancers. After hours, though, you read more >

Presidential Lecture Celebrates Innovative Research

On May 1, 2018, Betsy Herold, M.D. and William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D. presented their development of a novel vaccine to combat herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the Presidential Lecture read more >


Faculty Development Events

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

"Building Agency: An Innovative Approach to Developing Educators that Foster Power and Courage in Others"

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: VIA ZOOM

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

"Excel: Charts and Graphs"

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: VIA ZOOM


Academic Honors

Scholarly Support—Haiying Cheng M.D., Ph.D., has received a research grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS), which is the largest private, not-for-profit source of cancer research funds in the United States. Since 1946, the ACS has primarily funded early career investigators exploring cutting-edge ideas. The award given to Dr. Cheng supports her studies focused on metastatic lung cancer, in particular how the RICTOR gene—which plays important roles in both the onset of cancer and in its progression—may offer a new target for combatting lung cancer’s spread. The aim of the research is to determine whether the gene can provide novel treatment strategies that may increase survival for lung cancer patients. Dr. Cheng’s project was one of just a dozen that were highlighted among 73 ACS grants given this year. She is associate professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and an attending physician in medicine at Montefiore.

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