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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.

Blenis, John
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
  • Metabolism
  • RNA Processing
  • Signaling
Chen, Yu
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signaling
  • Transcription
Cheng, Emily
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signal Transduction
  • Signaling
Chi, Ping
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signal Transduction
  • Signaling
  • Transcription
Dahia, Chitra
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Development
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signal Transduction
  • Signaling
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cytoskeleton and Morphogenesis
  • Gene Expression
Dephoure, Noah
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signaling
  • Cancer Biology
  • Protein Structure / Function
Dow, Lukas
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Inflammation
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Du, Nancy
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signaling
Funabiki, Hironori
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Signaling
Gross, Steven
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Signaling
Hajjar, David
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Signaling
Hall, Alan
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Epithelial Polarity
  • Signaling
Huse, Morgan
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Innate Immunity
  • Lymphocyte Biology
  • Signaling
Jiang, Xuejun
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Signaling
Kolesnick, Richard
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Signaling
Levine, Ross
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Signaling
Levitz, Joshua
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Imaging
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Optical Imaging
  • Protein Structure / Function
  • Signaling
  • Synaptic Function
  • Ion Channels
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Neural Networks
  • Signal Transduction
Lowe, Scott
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Gene Expression
  • Inflammation
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
McGraw, Timothy
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Imaging
  • Membrane Biology / Biophys
  • Metabolism
  • Optical Imaging
  • Signaling
Mittal, Vivek
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Nikolov, Dimitar
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Membrane Biology / Biophys
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Signaling
  • Synaptic Function
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Signaling
Overholtzer, Michael
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
Parada, Luis
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Patel, Dinshaw
Professor
Research Topics:
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Ribosomes
  • RNA Biology
  • RNA Processing
  • Signaling
  • X-ray Crystallography
Petrini, John
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
  • Signaling
  • Synaptic Function
Resh, Marilyn
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Signaling
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Membrane Biology / Biophys
Rosen, Neal
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signaling
Solit, David
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signal Transduction
  • Signaling
Stuhlmann, Heidi
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Development
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
  • Vascular Biology
  • Reproductive Biology
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