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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
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
Chen, Shuibing
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Epithelial Polarity
  • Stem Cells
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
Dow, Lukas
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Inflammation
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Evans, Todd
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Cardiovascular Development
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Gene Expression
  • Stem Cells
Greenblatt, Matthew
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Stem Cells
  • Development
  • Signal Transduction
  • Morphogenesis
Hadjantonakis, Anna-Katerina
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Development
  • Embryogenesis
  • Optical Imaging
  • Stem Cells
  • Morphogenesis
Huangfu, Danwei
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Embryogenesis
  • Stem Cells
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
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
Kim, Kitai
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Embryogenesis
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
Lowe, Scott
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Gene Expression
  • Inflammation
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Proteomics / Genomics
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
Mason, Christopher
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Modeling
  • Development
  • Neural Networks
  • Stem Cells
Mayr, Christine
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Development
  • Stem Cells
  • Non-coding RNA
Mittal, Vivek
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
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
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Chromatin Topology
  • Gene Expression
  • Imaging
  • Stem Cells
  • Single-molecule imaging
Rafii, Shahin
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Stem Cells
  • Vascular Biology
Seandel, Marco
Associate Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Stem Cells
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Spermatogonial Stem Cells
  • Vascular Biology
Shi, Songhai
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Stem Cells
  • Development
Stuhlmann, Heidi
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Development
  • Signaling
  • Stem Cells
  • Vascular Biology
  • Reproductive Biology
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