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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.

Huang, Xin Yun
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cellular Signaling and Regulation
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Tools and Therapeutics
Iacobuzio-Donahue, Christine
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Imielinski, Marcin
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Omics
Intlekofer, Andrew
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
Jasin, Maria
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • DNA Repair/Replication
  • Cancer Biology
Jiang, Xuejun
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
Joyner, Alexandra
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Development
  • Stem Cells
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Cancer Biology
Keshari, Kayvan
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Tools and Therapeutics
Khurana, Ekta
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Mathematical and Computational Modeling
Kim, Kitai
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Development
  • Stem Cells
Koff, Andrew
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Cycle
Koutcher, Jason
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Imaging
  • Cancer Biology
Leslie, Christina
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Bioinformatics
Levine, Ross
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
  • Omics
Lito, Piro
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
Lyden, David
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Vascular Biology
Maciejowski, John
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Chromosome Structure and Function
  • Cancer Biology
Massague, Joan
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Stem Cells
Mittal, Vivek
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
  • Stem Cells
Niethammer, Philipp
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Overholtzer, Michael
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
  • Stem Cells
Paik, Ji-Hye
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Stem Cells
Parada, Luis
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
Pavletich, Nikola
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cellular Signaling and Regulation
  • Molecular and Structural Biophysics
Pe'er, Dana
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Mathematical and Computational Modeling
  • Bioinformatics
Petrini, John
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
  • Chromosome Structure and Function
Piskounova, Elena
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Powell, Simon
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • DNA Repair/Replication
Rickman, David
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
Sawyers, Charles
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
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