Faculty Directory

NAME INSTITUTION TITLE DEPARTMENT AREA OF STUDY RESEARCH DESCRIPTION
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Aksay, Emre

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Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Computational modeling

Computational neuroscience

Temporal integration in neural systems
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Andersen, Olaf*

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Physiology and Biophysics Structural biology and biophysics Mechanisms governing the regulation of membrane proteins by their host bilayer
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Apostolou, Effie

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Cancer Center Genomics and gene regulation
Other: Stem cell and chromatin biology
Role of 3D chromatin organization in regulation of gene expression and cell fate
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Bao, Zhirong

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Developmental Biology Quantitative and systems biology Dynamics of worm embryogenesis
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Belongie, Serge

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Cornell University Professor and Associate Dean Computer Science, Cornell Tech Computational modeling Computer vision, machine learning, augmented reality
Mike-Berger

Berger, Michael

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Assistant Member Pathology Cancer Biology and Genomics Structural biology and biophysics Identification of genomic biomarkers of cancer progression and response to therapy
Doron-Betel

Betel, Doron

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Medicine, Division of Computational Biomedicine

Cancer biology and genomics

Genomics and gene regulation

Quantitative and systems biology

Application and development of statistical and algorithmic approaches for studies of cancer biology and stem cell biology

Birsoy, Kivanc

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Rockefeller University Assistant Professor Laboratory of Neural Systems

Cancer biology and genomics

Other: Metabolomics

Long-term goal is to understand how metabolic pathways in mammalian cells are rewired by their nutrient environment and to determine whether these pathways present metabolic liabilities that could be exploited for disease therapy.
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Booth, James

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Cornell University Professor and Chairman Biological Statistics and Computational Biology Computational genomics and gene regulation Development of statistical methods for analyzing modern biological data
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Brito, Ilana Lauren

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Cornell University Assistant Professor Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Computational modeling

The human microbiome, horizontal gene transfer, antibiotic resistance, the microbiome of developing world populations, evolution of the microbiome, genetic determinants of microbiome composition, metagenomics, single-cell genomics

Casanova, Jean-Laurent

[email | site]

Rockefeller University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor and Head

St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Human genetics of infectious disease
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Cesarman, Ethel

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Pathology

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Molecular mechanisms of viral oncogenesis and lymphomagenesis. genomic analyses of several lymphoma subtypes, including next generation transcriptome and exome sequencing
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Chodera, John

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Assistant Member Computational Biology

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Structural biology and biophysics

Computational design of small molecules for drug discovery; functional dynamics of kinases; multiscale simulation of cellular pathways; statistical mechanics; computational chemistry
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Christini, David*

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Structural biology and biophysics

Quantitative and systems biology

Structural biology and biophysics

Investigation of the biophysical mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and use of such understanding to help guide and develop improved arrhythmia prevention and termination therapies
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Clark, Andrew

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Cornell University Professor Molecular Biology and Genetics Computational genomics and gene regulation Genomics of complex traits;  human population genetics and genomics;  comparative genomics;  Drosophila evolutionary genomics
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Cleland, Thomas

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Cornell University Associate Professor Psychology Computational neuroscience Computational and systems neurophysiology, olfactory circuit processing and perception, learning and memory, active sensation and the construction of sensory representations
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Danko, Charles

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Cornell University Assistant Professor College of Veterinary Medicine

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Studies how gene expression patterns are encoded in Metazoan DNA sequence, and how these patterns contribute to evolution, development, and disease
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De Vlaminck, Iwijn

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Cornell University Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Biomedical genomics
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Elemento, Olivier

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Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Cancer systems biology
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Eliezer, David

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Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Biochemistry Structural biology and biophysics Application of NMR spectroscopy to problems in non-native Structural Biology

Freiwald, Winrich

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Rockefeller University Professor & Head Laboratory of Neural Systems Computational Neuroscience Computational principles of complex neural circuits use for information processing.

Fuchs, Elaine

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Rockefeller University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor & Head

Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

High throughput technology to elucidate the mechanisms underlying how tissue stem cells respond to their environment to make and repair tissues and how this goes awry in cancer.
thomas-fuchs

Fuchs, Thomas

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Medical Physics, Pathology

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Cancer biology and genomics

Biomedical machine learning with focus on Computational Pathology
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Gardner, Daniel

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Physiology and Biophysics Computational neuroscience Neurophysiology databases, neural networks, and synaptic plasticity
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Gu, Zhenglong

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Cornell University Associate Professor Nutritional Sciences Computational genomics and gene regulation Evolutionary genomics; evolution of metabolism; genetic robustness
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Hajirasouliha, Iman

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Cancer biology and genomics

Developing new algorithms and applications of computational methods to genomics; structural variation (SV) discovery in sequenced genomes; quantifying somatic mutations, functional assays and cancer evolution; investigating new sequencing technologies such as read clouds based methods (e.g. 10X) or single cell
Hudspeth, A. James[email | site] Rockefeller University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor and Head

Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience Structural biology and biophysics Research is focused on hearing process; expertise in membrane biophysics, cellular mechanics and developmental biology
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Imielinski, Marcin

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Somatic evolution and epigenetic impact of complex genomic rearrangements in cancer; cancer genome assembly using linked and long reads; statistical nomination of recurrent DNA alteration patterns in large tumor datasets
Samie-Jaffrey

Jaffrey, Samie

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Department of Pharmacology

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Cancer biology and genomics

Quantitative and systems biology

Uses bioinformatic and computational approaches to identify novel mechanisms controlling gene expression in cells
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Kentsis, Alex

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Quantitative and systems biology

Structural biology and biophysics

Other: Computational proteomics

Research on the functional proteomics and genomic plasticity of refractory childhood cancers
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Khurana, Ekta

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Quantitative and systems biology

Functional interpretation of genomic sequence variants
Amnon-Koren

Koren, Amnon

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Cornell University Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Cancer biology and genomics

Genomics of DNA replication timing and mutagenesis
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Krumsiek, Jan

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Development of novel computational methods for multi-omics integration using pathways and networks
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Lai, Eric

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Developmental Biology Cancer biology and genomics Control of developmental patterning in drosophila by Notch signaling and microRNAs
Landau,-Dan

Landau, Dan

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Quantitative and systems biology

Fundamental principles in evolutionary biology and biological regulation of mammalian cells; Chart a roadmap of the basic dimensions that determine the course of cancer evolution
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Laughney, Ashley

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Utilizing high-throughput single cell sequencing and quantitative imaging technologies, as well as mouse models of
metastasis, to mechanistically dissect tumor cell heterogeneity through the lens of tissue regeneration and repair
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Lee, Daniel D

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Cornell University Tisch University Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell Tech Computational neuroscience Understanding general computational principles in biological systems and applying that knowledge to build autonomous systems
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Leslie, Christina

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Computational Biology

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Transcriptional regulatory networks; Gene silencing by microRNAs; Remote protein homology detection
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Linster, Christiane

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Cornell University Associate Professor Neurobiology and Behavior Computational neuroscience Computational biology of the sense of smell
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Lis, John

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Cornell University Professor Molecular Biology and Genetics Computational genomics and gene regulation Developing strategies to study the structure of promoters and genes and the mechanisms of their regulation in living cells

Magnasco, Marcelo

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Rockefeller University Professor & Head Laboratory of Integrative Science

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Computational neuroscience

Other:  Computational analysis of vocal and postural behavior

Computational and cognitive neuroscience
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Mason, Christopher

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Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Physiology and Biophysics Computational genomics and gene regulation Using integrative functional genomics to map the molecular and evolutionary dynamics of brain development and cancer
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Mayr, Christine

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Cancer Biology and Genetics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Cancer biology and genomics

Quantitative and systems biology

Role of 3’UTR-mediated protein-protein interactions and regulation of alternative polyadenylation, including intronic polyadenylation, in normal and cancer cells
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Messer, Philipp

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Cornell University Assistant Professor Biological Statistics and Computational Biology Computational modeling Population genetics, computational evolutionary biology, evolutionary theory, genetics of rapid adaptation
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Mezey, Jason

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Cornell University

Weill Cornell Medicine

Associate Professor

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Genetic Medicine

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Quantitative and systems biology

Quantitative genetics/genomics, statistical genetics, computational biology; pathway modeling; molecular evolution
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Myers, Chris

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Cornell University Adjunct Professor Physics Quantitative and systems biology Systems biology of regulatory, signaling, and metabolic networks
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Nimigean, Crina

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Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Physiology and Biophysics in Anesthesiology

Computational modeling

Structural biology and biophysics

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of function and lipid modulation of ion channel proteins using
biophysical, biochemical, structural biology, and molecular dynamics techniques
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Nirenberg, Sheila*

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Physiology and Biophysics

Computational modeling

Computational neuroscience

Structural biology and biophysics

Neuronal network information processing
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Pe’er, Dana

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Chair Computational and Systems Biology Program

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Combining single cell technologies, genomic datasets and machine learning algorithms to address fundamental questions in biomedical science
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Rand, Richard

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Cornell University Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Quantitative and systems biology Nonlinear dynamics in biology

Risca, Viviana

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Rockefeller University Assistant Professor Laboratory of Genome Architecture and Dynamics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Genomics and gene regulation

Structural biology and biophysics

Three-dimensional structure of chromatin at high resolution and biophysical mechanisms that regulate DNA accessibility and transcription
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RoyChoudhury, Arindam

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Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Healthcare Policy & Research

Genomics and Gene Regulation

Quantitative and Systems Biology

Computational and statistical methods for genomic tree in microbial epidemiology, microbiome and taxonomy; Data driven complex-systems understanding of aging process
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Schiff, Nicholas

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor

Neurology and Neuroscience

Public Health

Computational neuroscience Development of neuromodulation strategies and improved diagnostics for the rational therapy of chronic cognitive disabilities resulting from brain injuries
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Schultz, Nikolaus

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Computational Oncology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Cancer Biology and Genomics Identifying genomic alterations that underlie different types of cancer

Shah, Sohrab

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Chief Computational Oncology

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Bringing together concepts in population genetics such as mutational processes, phylogenetics and fitness to better understand the determinants of cancer initiation, spread and therapeutic resistance

Simon, Sanford

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Rockefeller University Professor & Head Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Genomics and gene regulation

Structural biology and biophysics

Interfacing computational and biophysical studies of cellular functions and studies of childhood cancer from identifying drives to developing therapeutics for clinical trials
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Tammela, Tuomas

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Assistant Member Cancer Biology and Genetics Cancer biology and genomics Tumor heterogeneity, genetically engineered mouse models of cancer, stem cell biology

Tavazoie, Sohail

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Rockefeller University Professor & Head Laboratory of Cancer Systems Biology

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Genomics and gene regulation

Employ computational and experimental methods to understand mechanisms underlying  cancer progression and gene regulation.
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Tilgner, Hagen

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Weill Cornell Medicine Assistant Professor Neuroscience

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Computational neuroscience

Quantitative and systems biology

Next generation transcriptomics in the brain and its diseases

Vaziri,  Alipasha

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Rockefeller University Associate Professor Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics

Computational modeling

Computational neuroscience

Other:  Computational imaging

Development and application of new optical tools to advance biology, in particular new optics-based neurotechnologies for large-scale, high-speed and single-cell resolution interrogation of neuroactivity across model systems

Ventura, Andrea

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Member Cancer Biology and Genetics Cancer biology and genomics

Genomics and gene regulation

Using a combination of in vivo, computational, and biochemical approaches to study non coding RNAs and to create
novel mouse models of human cancer
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Victor, Jonathan

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Neurology and Neuroscience

Computational neuroscience

Quantitative and systems biology

Visual information processing, especially motion and form; active vision; information theory; time series analysis; chemical senses
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Vierbuchen, Thomas

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Assistant Member Developmental Biology Program, Center for Stem Cell Biology Genomics and gene regulation Dissecting mechanisms of cell fate specification in the developing mouse and human brain
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Weinstein, Harel

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor and Chairman Physiology and Biophysics

Computational modeling

Quantitative and systems biology

Structural biology and biophysics

Structural, dynamic and electronic determinants of biological processes underlying physiological functions such as those triggered by molecular recognition and leading to signal transduction in systems of ever increasing size and complexity
amy-williams

Williams, Amy

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Cornell University Assistant Professor Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Computational modeling

Computational genomics and gene regulation

Other: Population genetics

Analysis of large scale genetic data to better understand human genetic history, evolution, and the genetic basis of human disease
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Xavier, Joao

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Associate Member Computational Biology

Cancer biology and genomics

Computational modeling

Computational models and quantitative experiments of biofilms and cancer
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Yu, Haiyuan

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Cornell University Associate Professor Biological Statistics and Computational Biology Quantitative and systems biology Quantitative and experimental systems biology; statistical genetics; comparative genomics; machine learning; molecular evolution; disease prognosis analysis
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Zallen, Jennifer

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Member Developmental Biology Quantitative and systems biology Development of computational tools to visualize cell dynamics in multicellular systems.

Zhao,  LI

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Rockefeller University Assistant Professor Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Cancer biology and genomics

Quantitative and systems biology

Genomics and gene regulation

Other:  Evolutionary genomics

Evolutionary genomics and populations genetics to study the process of gene origination and genome evolution

*This faculty member is no longer accepting new graduate students.