Graduate School of Medical Sciences

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Faculty

Weill Cornell Graduate School appoints faculty to each of the degree programs. Our PhD faculty also hold Weill Cornell Medical College appointments or an appointment with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. WCGS has appointed over 300 exceptional professors to the faculty. Our faculty continue to engage in cutting-edge research and work alongside our students, mentoring and directing their education.

Faculty Honors

Graduate School faculty are leaders in their respective fields. Many of our faculty receive prestigious honors and awards for their teaching and research.

Faculty Stories

The WCGS faculty experience is unique and rewarding. Faculty share their thoughts about being part of the vibrant WCGS community.

Nirenberg, Sheila
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Neural Networks
O'Reilly, Richard
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Tumor Immunology
Okamoto, Michiko
Professor
Program of Study:
Overholtzer, Michael
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Paik, Ji-Hye
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
  • Signaling
Palmer, Lawrence
Pamer, Eric
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
Parada, Luis
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Park, Christopher
Adjunct Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cell Differentiation
Pasternak, Gavril
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Addiction
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Receptors
  • Signaling
Patel, Dinshaw
Professor
Research Topics:
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Ribosomes
  • RNA
  • RNA Processing
  • Signaling
  • X-ray Crystallography
Pathak, Jyotishman
Assistant Professor
Pavletich, Nikola
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
  • Ubiquitin
Pernis, Alessandra
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Autoimmunity
  • Gene Expression
  • Inflammation
  • Lymphocyte Biology
  • Signal Transduction
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Chromatin Topology
  • Gene Expression
  • Imaging
  • Stem Cells
  • Single-molecule imaging
Pesko, Michael
Assistant Professor
Peterson, Janey
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Petrini, John
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
  • Signaling
  • Synaptic Transmission
Petsko, Gregory
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Membrane Biology / Biophys
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Protein Structure / Function
  • RNA Processing
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Receptors
Phillips Caesar, Erica
Assistant Professor
Pickel, Virginia
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cardiovascular Control
  • Addiction
  • Neural Development
  • Neural Plasticity
Pitt, Geoffrey
Professor
Program of Study:
Pleil, Kristen
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
Posner, Jerome
Professor
Program of Study:
Powell, Simon
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
Prusky, Glen
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Neural Plasticity
Ptashne, Mark
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Gene Expression
Purpura, Keith
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Qu, Xiaohui
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Gene Expression
Rafii, Shahin
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Stem Cells
  • Vascular Biology

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