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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.

Apostolou, Effie
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Chromatin Topology
Bachovchin, Daniel
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemical Methodology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Rational Drug Design
Barany, Francis
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Proteomics / Genomics
Barbieri, Christopher
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transcriptional Control
Berger, Michael
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Proteomics / Genomics
Blenis, John
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
  • Metabolism
  • RNA Processing
  • Signaling
Brown, Anthony
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Stem Cells
  • Wnt Signaling
Butler, Jason
Adjunct Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Development
  • Stem Cells
  • Vascular Biology
Chan, Timothy
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
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
Chodera, John
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Computational Modeling
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Human Genetics
  • Ion Channels
  • Mechanobiology
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signal Transduction
Crystal, Ronald
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Gene Expression
  • Gene Therapy
  • Human Genetics
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Stem Cells
  • Angiogenesis
  • Inflammation
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
David, Yael
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Chemical Methodology
  • Chromatin
  • Epigenetics
  • Transcription
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
Fuchs, Thomas
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Computational Modeling
  • Imaging
  • Neural Networks
German, James
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Hajirasouliha, Iman
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Human Genetics
Huang, Xin Yun
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Signal Transduction
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Therapeutics
Jasin, Maria
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Jiang, Xuejun
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Signaling
Kentsis, Alex
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Computational Modeling
  • Development
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signal Transduction
  • Stem Cells
  • Chemical Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Keshari, Kayvan
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Imaging
  • Metabolism
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
Kharas, Michael
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
  • Cancer Biology
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
Khurana, Ekta
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Computational Modeling
  • Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
Kim, Kitai
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Embryogenesis
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
Landau, Dan
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Chromatin Topology
  • Computational Modeling
  • Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Epigenomics
  • Functional genomics
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