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William R. Jacobs, Jr.

William R. Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D.

Area(s) of expertise: Infectious diseasesTuberculosis (TB)Vaccines

Dr. Jacobs is pioneering the use of molecular genetics to control tuberculosis (TB), which kills nearly two million people a year. His research is identifying the genes that make Mycobacterium  tuberculosis (MTB) - the bacteria… Learn more

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How Hospital Mold Can Cause 6 Patients to Die

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., comments on Aspergillus, the fungus responsible for infections that led to six deaths at a Seattle hospital over two decades. Dr. Pirofski is professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology and chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.

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At-Home DNA Tests Still Need the ‘Human Touch,’ Say Panelists at Genomics Roundtable Workshop

Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., comments on consumer genetic tests, like 23andMe, and the challenges and opportunities they present to health systems. Dr. Dolan is professor and vice chair for research in obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Einstein and a clinical geneticist at Montefiore.

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The Cerebellum's Secrets: A Profile of Kamran Khodakhah

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D., who designed his own laboratory tools to study rat brains as a Ph.D. student, is profiled in a feature on his life and body of research, including recent key findings about the cerebellum’s role in addiction and behavior. Dr. Khodakhah is professor and chair of the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein.

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When a Drug Becomes a Child’s Last Hope

Einstein scientist Vern Schramm, Ph.D., never imagined that his basic research into enzymes would intersect with a 2-year-old girl dying from an incurable form of blood cancer. He and that girl (Katie Lambertson, now a teenager) and her parents share their stories.

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