Stem Cell Biology Training Program Faculty Mentors for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

 

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Aifantis, Ioannis, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology.
HHMI Early Career Scientist
Genetic and genomic studies addressing the balance between physiological stem cell differentiation and transformation leading to cancer.
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Molecular studies of chromatin structure and epigenetics

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Bach, Erika, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Roles of JAK/STAT pathway in growth and stem cell self-renewal in Drosophila.
Bar-Sagi, Dafna, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Role of Ras protein in cell proliferation and oncogenic transformation in pancreatic cancer.
Basilico, Claudio, MD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology
Control of proliferation in normal and cancer cells and the genes and gene-products whose interplay regulates proliferation and differentiation.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology (NYU)
The Systems Biology of Regeneration in Plants
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Biology of transposable DNA elements and their host: the eukaryotic chromosome
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Cell Biology and Pharmacology  
Signaling mechanisms for neuromuscular synapse formation in mice.
 
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Carroll, William, MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology
Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms leading to relapse of pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with emphasis on developing new rational therapies.
Cowin, Pamela, PhD
Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Cell Biology
Embryonic patterning pathways in mammary development and breast cancer.
 
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Dasen, Jeremy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience
Specification of neuronal identity and connectivity.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Contribution of chromatin modifiers to stress response in Hematopoietic Stem Cells.
Professor, Department of Pathology
We are attempting to understand the epigenetic and transcriptional landscapes underlying skeletal muscle satellite (stem) cell identity.
 
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Fishman, Glenn, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine (Cardiology Division) and Pharmacology
Developmental biology and electrophysiology of cardiac stem cells.
Fenyo, David, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Understanding of the dynamics of cellular processes
Froemke, Robert, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Otolaryngology and Physiology and Neuroscience
Organization and plasticity of cortical synapses, and the relations between circuit dynamics and the control of perception and behavior.
 
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Hernando, Eva, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of
Pathology
The role of miRNAs in differentiation and tumor initiation or metastasis.
Holt, Liam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Synthetic biology to understand how signaling networks drive stem-cell differentiation and cancer
Hubbard, E. Jane, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of
Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of
Cell Biology and Pathology
Developmental and physiological control of stem/progenitor cells.
 
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Ito, Mayumi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Cell Biology
The regulation of stem cells in cutaneous tissue regeneration.
 
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Keefe, David, MD
Professor and Chair, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Cell Biology
Reproductive aging, oocyte dysfunction, telomeres, meiosis, stem cells. Internal Advisory Board Member
Kimmelman, Alec, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Identifying Metabolic Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer
Knaut, Holger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Instititute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology
In vivo analysis of dynamic processes that shape complex structures in zebrafish.
Koralov, Sergei, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Short non-coding RNAs in lymphocyte development and function.
 
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Lehmann, Ruth, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology
Germ line stem cell development in Drosophila.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology
Investigation of the underlying mechanisms of bone regeneration using in vivo mouse models
Levy, David, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pathology and Microbiology
Interaction of signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, and metabolism in the growth and differentiation of stem cells.
Littman, Dan, MD, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Pathology and Microbiology
Signaling pathways and transcriptional networks involved in the development of T lymphocytes and in their responses to inflammatory microbial signals.
Logan, Susan, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Urology and Pharmacology
Regulation of androgen receptor in male development.
 

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Mazzoni, Esteban, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology (NYU)
Precise and controlled differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into neuronal classes
 
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Nance, Jeremy, PhD
Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology
Analysis of morphogenetic events that establish germ layers and organ primordia.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Biology of transposable DNA elements and their host: the eukaryotic chromosome
 
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Placantonakis, Dimitris, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery        
Regulation of human stem cell function in neurogenesis, brain tumors and neuropsychiatric disorders.
 
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Reinberg, Danny, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Molecular mechanisms of epigenetic transcriptional regulation.
Reizis, Boris, PhD
Professor, of Pathology and Medicine
Function of hematopoietic stem cells in the steady state and during leukemogenesis
 
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Salzer, James, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Neurology
Axonal-glial interactions of myelinated fibers, including pathology of demyelination and role of stem cells/progenitors in remyelination.
Schneider, Robert, PhD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Radiation Oncology
Development, progression and metastasis of breast cancer as controlled by translational regulation.  Internal Advisory Board Member
Schober, Markus, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Dermatology
Homeostasis, regeneration, and carcinogenesis in skin epithelium.
Sfeir, Agnel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology
Telomere maintenance and function in mammalian cells.
Skok, Jane, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Understanding epigenetic regulation of lymphocyte development through chromosome dynamics and nuclear architecture.
Smith, Susan, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Pathology
Human telomere structure and function in stem cell cells, aging and cancer.
Stadtfeld, Matthias, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology
Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms that control the fate of embryonic and adult stem cells.
Sun, Tung-Tien, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology, Dermatology, Pharmacology, and Urology
Identification and characterization of adult epithelial stem cells.
 
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Tahiliani, Mamta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Biochemistry
Interconnection between DNA modifications and genomic regulation.
Tanese, Naoko, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Role of Huntington’s disease protein in ES cells.
Tsien, Richard, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience; Director Neuroscience Institute
How do neural networks meet the demands of information processing in the brain?
Turnbull, Daniel, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Radiology, and Pathology
Development and application of In vivo magnetic resonance and ultrasound methods for imaging mouse brain and cardiovascular development.
 
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Wilson, E. Lynette, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Urology                                               
Isolation and characterization of the stem and progenitor cell populations of the adult and the fetal prostate and their relationship to the etiology of prostate cancer.