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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.

Aksay, Emre
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Neural Networks
  • Computational Modeling
  • Imaging
  • Connectomics
  • Learning and Memory
Ballon, Douglas
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Imaging
Fuchs, Thomas
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Computational Modeling
  • Imaging
  • Neural Networks
Jaffrey, Samie
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Imaging
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Keshari, Kayvan
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Imaging
  • Metabolism
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
Koutcher, Jason
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Imaging
Levitz, Joshua
Assistant Professor
Research Topics:
  • Imaging
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Optical Imaging
  • Protein Structure / Function
  • Signaling
  • Synaptic Function
  • Ion Channels
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Neural Networks
  • Signal Transduction
Maxfield, Frederick
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Imaging
  • Membrane Biology / Biophys
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Optical Imaging
  • Athersosclerosis
McGraw, Timothy
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Imaging
  • Membrane Biology / Biophys
  • Metabolism
  • Optical Imaging
  • Signaling
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Chromatin Topology
  • Gene Expression
  • Imaging
  • Stem Cells
  • Single-molecule imaging
Wang, Yi
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Imaging
White, Richard
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Imaging
Xavier, Joao
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Computational Modeling
  • Imaging
  • Gene Expression
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Signaling
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Graduate School of Medical Sciences
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