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Steven A. Porcelli, M.D.

Steven A. Porcelli, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Immunology

Professor, Medicine (Rheumatology)

Murray and Evelyne Weinstock Chair in Microbiology & Immunology

Microbiology & ImmunologyT-cell immunityTuberculosis (TB)

Dr. Porcelli studies the control of acquired immunity – the type that develops when our bodies generate specific responses involving antibodies or T cells following exposure to vaccines or infection by disease-causing microbes.  In particular, he investigates how T cells – which supervise both defense against microbes and immune tolerance – control the acquired immune response. read more...

 

Eric E. Bouhassira, Ph.D.

Eric E. Bouhassira, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine (Hematology)

Professor, Cell Biology

Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Director, Einstein Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Stem cell researchBlood-forming stem cellsCell therapy

Dr. Bouhassira’s work focuses on prompting human embryonic stem cells to develop into hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells. This work could potentially help patients needing transfusions and save lives by expanding the production of customized cells that could be transplanted without risk of rejection. read more...

 

Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Ruth Macklin, Ph.D.

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health

Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics

BioethicsMultinational researchEthics in reproductive healthBioethics of research involving human subjectsGlobal health

Dr. Macklin is considered one of the founders of the field of bioethics. In a career dating to the early seventies, Dr. Macklin has lectured and published widely on a variety of medical ethics topics, including research using human subjects, global health, stem cell research, reproductive health, public health ethics, end-of-life issues and HIV/AIDS. She is a past president of the International Association of Bioethics and currently serves on its board of directors. read more...

 

Sanjeev Gupta, M.D., M.B.,B.S.

Sanjeev Gupta, M.D., M.B.,B.S.

Professor, Medicine (Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases), Einstein

Professor, Pathology, Einstein

The Eleazar and Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine, Einstein

Attending Physician, Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Stem cell researchCell therapyGene therapy

Liver diseases

Dr. Gupta is a pioneer in the development of cell therapy – treating disease by introducing healthy cells into the body.  He has discovered various mechanisms for coaxing transplanted cells to attach to host tissue and multiply, paving the way for treating health problems such as  high cholesterol, hemophilia, liver failure, and hepatitis.  read more...

 

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Professor, Surgery, Einstein

Chief, Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation

Director, Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Liver diseasesTransplantationStem cell research

Liver cancer

Dr. Kinkhabwala is an active member of Einstein’s NIH-funded Marion Bessin Liver Research Center, where he is working to develop new treatments derived from stem cells for liver diseases, including liver cancer. An expert in complex liver surgery, including liver transplantation, he helped establish the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, where physicians, surgeons, nurses and other clinicians work with scientists to deliver integrated care for patients with organ failure.   read more...

 

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

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

Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Einstein and Montefiore Health System

Professor, Genetics, Einstein

Eye diseaseDry eyeStem cell research

Stem cell treatmentCorneal restorationLaser surgery

Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher and one of the youngest ophthalmology chairs in the country. He is a cornea specialist with expertise in the field of laser techniques, including LASIK surgery. Dr. Chuck has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” discussing the increased rate of nearsightedness in the United States. read more...