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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. Many of our faculty are members of our two affiliated Tri-Institutional Programs: Computational Biology & Medicine and Chemical Biology.

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.

Pe'er, Dana
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Mathematical and Computational Modeling
  • Bioinformatics
Peng, Yifan
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Permar, Sallie
Professor
Pernis, Alessandra
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Autoimmunity
  • Lymphocyte Biology
Perry, Justin
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Autoimmunity
  • Innate Immunity
  • Tumor Immunology
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Single-molecule imaging
  • Molecular and Structural Biophysics
Petrini, John
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
  • Chromosome Structure and Function
Petsko, Gregory
Adjunct Professor
Phillips, Erica
Associate Professor
Pickel, Virginia
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Addiction
Piskounova, Elena
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Pitt, Geoffrey
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Neurobiology
Pleil, Kristen
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology and Neuronal Signaling
  • Addiction
Pollak, JP
Assistant Professor
Powell, Simon
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
Pownall, Henry
Prusky, Glen
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Neural Systems
  • Molecular Tools and Therapeutics
Ptashne, Mark
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Gene Expression
Pugh, B. Franklin
Purpura, Keith
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Neural Networks
Qu, Xiaohui
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Gene Expression
Rafii, Shahin
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cellular Signaling and Regulation
  • Stem Cells
  • Systems Physiology
  • Vascular Biology
Raj, Ashish
Adjunct Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Rajadhyaksha, Anjali
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Neurobiology
Ratan, Rajiv
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Neurodegeneration
Reed, David
Instructor
Remus, Dirk
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • DNA Repair/Replication
Resh, Marilyn
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Cellular Signaling and Regulation
  • Membranes and Membrane Proteins
Rhee, Kyu
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Innate Immunity
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
Rickman, David
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
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