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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.

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
Blenis, John
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Stem Cells
  • Transcription
  • Metabolism
  • RNA Processing
  • Signaling
Buck, Jochen
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Antimicrobial Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Chiosis, Gabriela
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Giannakakou, Paraskevi
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Gross, Steven
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Signaling
Heller, Daniel
Associate Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Hemmings, Hugh
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Anesthesia
Inturrisi, Charles
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Analgesics and Pain
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
Jaffrey, Samie
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Imaging
  • Molecular Pharmacology
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
Levi, Roberto
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
Lewis, Jason
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Methodology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Pharmacokinetics
Lo, James
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Pancreatic Cells/Diabetes
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Metabolism
  • Metabolic Diseases
Melnick, Ari
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Chromatin
  • Epigenetics
  • Epigenomics
  • Gene Expression Therapy
Pleil, Kristen
Assistant Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
Rosen, Neal
Professor
Research Topics:
  • Chemical Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Therapeutics
  • Signaling
Rudin, Charles
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Epigenetics
  • Epigenomics
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Lung Cancer
Tan, Derek
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Antimicrobial Pharmacology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Chemical Methodology
  • Diversity-Oriented Synthesis
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Rational Drug Design
Toth, Miklos
Professor
Program of Study:
Research Topics:
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neurodegeneration
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