Faculty

Faculty
  • Photo of Kenneth D. Birnbaum
    Kenneth D. Birnbaum
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Faculty Director of the Cellular Analysis Core
    Director, PhD Program
    Ph.D. 2000 (Biology), New York University; M.S. 1993 (Environmental Science), University of Wisconsin; B.A. 1984 (Biology/English), University of Pennsylvania.
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    Research Interests: Developmental and evolutionary genomics of plants. The origin and genetic programming of cell types.
    Our research focuses on the role of stem cells and cellular plasticity in the plant's high capacity for regeneration. We use live imaging and global analysis of specific cell types to model the dynamics of tissue repair in high resolution during organ regeneration. Lab Homepage
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    Richard A. Bonneau
    Professor of Biology and Computer Science
    Faculty Director of Bioinformatics
    Ph.D. 2001 (Biochemistry), University of Washington; B.A. 1997 (Biochemistry), Florida State University.
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    Research Interests: Systems Biology and Protein Modeling
    Our goal is to develop and apply state-of-the art methods to infer genomic networks, integrating computational approaches with multiple integrated data types (RNA expression, proteomics, metabolomics and genome structure). My group is also working on protein folding prediction, to assist functional studies through examining protein structure/function relationships. Lab Homepage
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    Jane Carlton
    Professor of Biology
    Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
    Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Parasite Genetics 1995; B.Sc., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Genetics, 1990
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    Research Interests: Comparative genomics of eukaryotic microbes (protists); genomics and global public health.
    The Carlton lab uses the tools of comparative genomics (bioinformatics, genomics, molecular evolution, and population genetics) to compare the genomes of related species of protist, including the malaria parasite Plasmodium, and species of trichomonad such as the sexually-transmitted pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis. Our ultimate goal is to reveal the biological mechanisms that parasites use to interact with their hosts, and identify characteristics that can be exploited to develop better methods of control, e.g. drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and surveillance tools. Lab Homepage
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    Carlos Carmona-Fontaine
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Ph.D. University College London, UK, Cell and Developmental Biology 2010; Bsc, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
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    Research Interests: Multicellular organization in health and disease. Cell biology. Cancer and developmental biology. Social behaviors in cells.

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    Gloria M. Coruzzi
    Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor;
    Professor of Biology
    Ph.D./M.S. 1979 (Molecular and Cell Biology), New York University; B.S. 1976 (Biology), Fordham.
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    Research Interests: Plant Systems Biology and Evolutionary Genomics
    Our research in Plant Systems Biology aims to predictively model and manipulate gene regulatory networks affecting nitrogen-regulation of metabolism and root development exploiting the genomes of Arabidopsis and its natural variants. We have also developed phylogenomic approaches to identify genes associated with the evolution of key plant traits such as seeds. Lab Homepage
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    Patrick Eichenberger
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Ph.D., 1997, University of Geneva.
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    Research Interests: Comparative and functional genomics of endospore-forming bacteria.
    Our lab uses microbial genomics-based approaches to study the transcriptional regulatory network of the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus subtilis. We are also investigating the mechanisms of assembly of the spore coat, the multi-layered envelope of Bacillus spores. Lab Homepage
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    Sevinc Ercan
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Ph.D., Pennsylvania State; B.S., Bilkent University, Turkey.
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    Research Interests: Developmental Genomics, Epigenetics, Chromatin
    Our goal is to understand how chromatin regulates gene expression during development. In particular, we study the regulation of X chromosome transcription in C. elegans. Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Elodie Ghedin
    Elodie Ghedin
    Professor of Biology and Global Public Health
    Faculty Director of Genomic Sequencing
    Ph.D. 1998 (Molecular Parasitology) McGill University, Canada; M. Sc.1993 (Environmental Sciences), Université du Québec à Montreal; B.Sc. 1989 (Biology). McGill University, Canada
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    Research Interests: Evolutionary genomics of infectious agents; neglected tropical diseases; microbiome and virus metagenomic studies.
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    David J. J. Gresham
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Faculty Director of Bioinformatics
    Ph.D. 2001 (Human Genetics), Edith Cowan University; B.S. 1997 (Biochemistry), McGill.
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    Research Interests: Genomics of adaptive evolution, growth-rate regulation and post-transcriptional gene regulation.
    What are the genetic networks that regulate cell growth and quiescence? What regulates the post-transcriptional fate of messenger RNA? Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Kris Gunsalus
    Kris Gunsalus
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Ph.D. 1997 (Genetics and Development), Cornell; B.A. 1984 (Chemistry/Biology), Cornell.
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    Research Interests: Developmental systems biology.
    Our laboratory is interested in the integrative analysis of diverse functional genomics data to identify groups of genes that work in specific cellular and developmental processes. We use integrative approaches to analyze and interpret large-scale datasets and to generate testable hypotheses on gene function in different biological systems, including C. elegans and mouse early embryogenesis. Lab Homepage
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    Edo Kussell
    Associate Professor of Biology and Physics
    Ph.D. (Physics), Harvard.
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    Research Interests: Computational biology, evolution, and biological physics
    We work on problems at the interface of biology and physics, with emphasis on populations, evolution, and stochastic dynamics. We combine theoretical biophysical approaches with experiments and bioinformatics to explore systems that exhibit complex, population-level phenomena. Lab Homepage
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    Fabio Piano
    Professor of Biology
    Provost, NYU Abu Dhabi; Founding Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
    Ph.D. 1995 (Biology), New York University; M.A. 1991 (Biology), New York University; B.S. 1988 (Biology), New York University.
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    Research Interests: Genomics, genetics and evolution of early C. elegans development.
    We study the genetic and evolutionary mechanisms underlying early embryonic development using a combination of molecular genetic and functional genomics approaches in the animal model C. elegans and related nematodes. Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Michael Purugganan
    Michael Purugganan
    Silver Professor;
    Professor of Biology
    Dean for Science
    Ph.D. 1993 (Botany/Global Policy), University of Georgia; M.A. 1986 (Chemistry), Columbia; B.S. 1985 (Chemistry), University of the Philippines.
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    Research Interests: Plant Evolutionary Genomics
    We study the evolutionary and ecological genomics of adaptation and species diversification. We focus most of our work on plants (including Arabidopsis and domesticated crops such as rice), although we also investigate other systems, including social evolution in Dictysotelium. Our approach is to integrate perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, including population genomics, systems biology, developmental genetics, landscape ecology, and even archaeology. Lab Homepage
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    Matthew Rockman
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Ph.D. 2004 (Biology), Duke; B.S. 1997 (Organismal Biology, Geology and Geophysics), Yale.
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    Research Interests: Evolutionary and molecular causes of heritable variation in animals
    Our goal is to understand the relationship between the molecular mechanisms that shape phenotypes within individuals and the evolutionary mechanisms that generate and maintain phenotypic variation within populations. This project requires that we identify the functional allelic variants that segregate in nature, understand their molecular mechanisms, characterize their population genetic dynamics, and build models that explain these dynamics in terms of molecular biology and ecology.
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  • Photo of Neville Sanjana
    Neville Sanjana
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Ph.D. 2010 (Brain & Cognitive Sciences), Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. 2001 (Symbolic Systems), Stanford University; B.A. 2001 (English), Stanford University.
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    Research Interests: Bioengineering, Genomics, Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Systems Biology
    Our lab develops technologies to understand how human genetic variants cause diseases of the nervous system and cancer. We use a multi-disciplinary approach, combining genome engineering, pooled genetic screens, bioinformatics, electrophysiology, and imaging, to dissect the inner workings of the human genome and its dysfunction in autism and tumor evolution. Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Rahul Satija
    Rahul Satija
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    D.Phil. (Statistics) 2010, Oxford University; B.Sc (Biology) 2006, Duke University
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    Research Interests: Single cell genomics, transcriptional regulation, computational biology
    Our goal is to understand how cellular heterogeneity encodes the molecular structure, function, and regulation of complex biological systems. We combine single cell genomics with tailored computational methods to study how cells work together to drive biological processes and behaviors. Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Mark L. Siegal
    Mark L. Siegal
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Director, Undergraduate Studies
    Ph.D. 1998 (Biology), Harvard; B.S. 1993 (Biology), Brown.
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    Research Interests: evolutionary systems biology; robustness and evolution of complex traits
    Our aim is to understand the evolution of complex traits, by studying the gene-regulatory networks that underlie them. Our work uses two major model organisms (flies and yeast) as well as computational analyses. Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Duncan Smith
    Duncan Smith
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Ph.D. 2009, The Rockefeller University; B.A. 2004, Cambridge University
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    Research Interests: Mechanisms and regulation of DNA replication; epigenetics; RNA processing
    My lab uses genomics-based approaches to investigate DNA replication: we are particularly interested in how the various enzymatic activities required for lagging-strand synthesis are regulated and coordinated to ensure universally faithful replication in the face of genomic diversity. Lab Homepage
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  • Photo of Christine Vogel
    Christine Vogel
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Ph.D. (Computational and Structural Biology), University of Cambridge; M.S. (Mathematical Biology), University College London; Masters (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology), Jena, Germany.
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    Research Interests: mass spectrometry, quantitative proteomics, dynamical systems, translation regulation, stress response, protein evolution
    My research revolves around proteins, their properties, evolution, and expression patterns. I am a systems biologist who uses statistical and computational tools, large-scale quantitative mass spectrometry, and molecular biology techniques to study the dynamics of the cellular proteome. Lab Homepage
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