Einstein Experts

Genetics

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

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

Chief, Division of Computational Genetics, Einstein

Director, Center for Epigenomics, Einstein

The Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Faculty Scholar for Epigenomics, Einstein

Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

GeneticsEpigenetics/epigenomics

Dr. Greally began his career as a pediatrician who subspecialized in clinical genetics, seeing patients with genetic syndromes, birth defects and developmental problems. Now, Dr. Greally seeks to understand how genetic disease is caused not by DNA mutations, but due to abnormalities in how genes are switched off and on – a field known as epigenomics.  read more...

 

Simon D. Spivack, M.D., M.P.H.

Simon D. Spivack, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine), Einstein

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health, Einstein

Professor, Genetics, Einstein

Chief, Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Lung diseasesLung cancerEarly lung cancer detection

A researcher and clinician, Dr. Spivack is developing tests for detecting lung cancer at the earliest possible stage—before it becomes fatal by spreading to other parts of the body. In one of several NIH-funded studies, his laboratory is working on a noninvasive, early-diagnosis test for lung cancer that detects particular genetic elements and chemicals in exhaled breath. read more...

 

Jan Vijg, Ph.D.

Jan Vijg, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Genetics

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics

GeneticsGenomic instabilityAging

Cancer

Dr. Vijg studies the molecular genetic changes associated with aging. Instability of genome and epigenome – the entire set of an organism’s genes and the switches that control their activity –  has long been implicated as the main cause of cancer and of the loss of organ and tissue function associated with aging. read more...