Research and Faculty

There are 30 faculty members in the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. The faculty members are also affiliated with various Departments within the NYU School of Medicine and other institutes and programs. The Skirball institute provides a collaborative environment to conduct cutting edge research.

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[See faculty by research area or department]

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Karim-Jean Armache

Molecular Studies of Chromatin Structure and Epigenetics

Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Ph.D., 2005 University of Munich

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Joel G. Belasco

Post-transcriptional gene regulation

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Structural Biology; Department of Microbiology. Coord Structural Biology Program

Ph.D., 1980 Harvard University

Gira Bhabha

Structural mechanisms of molecular machines important in cellular transport and motility

Assistant Professor

Skirball Institute, Dept of Cell Biology

PhD, 2011 - Scripps Research Institute

Steven J. Burden

Development and Function of Neuromuscular Synapses

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology. Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology. Coord Molecular Neurobiology Program

Ph.D., 1977 University of Wisconsin

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Ken H. Cadwell

Host-Pathogen and Microbiome Interactions in Inflammatory Disease

Associate Professor; Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis. Department of Microbiology

Ph.D., 2006 University of California, Berkeley

Moses V. Chao

Mechanisms of Growth Factor Receptor Action

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology and Metabolic Signaling Program. Departments of Cell Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience, and Psychiatry.

Ph.D., 1980 University of California, Los Angeles

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Michael L. Dustin

Dynamics and Structure of Immunological Synapses

Research Professor of Pathology, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Cellular Dynamics.  Department of Pathology

 

Ph.D., 1990 Harvard University

E

Damian Ekiert
Assistant Professor,
Skirball Institute, Depts. of Microbiology and Cell Biology
 

PhD 2011 - Scripps Research Institute

F

Robert C. Froemke

Synaptic Plasticity, Network Dynamics, and Behavior

Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Neuroscience Institute, Stem Cell Institute, Departments of Otolaryngology and Neuroscience/Physiology

Ph.D., 2004 University of California, Berkley

G

Wenbiao Gan

Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Stability

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology. Department of Physiology and Neuroscience

Ph.D., 1995 Columbia University

H

E. Jane Albert Hubbard

Developmental Genetics of Germline Proliferation in C. elegans

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Departments of Cell Biology and Pathology. Coord Developmental Genetics Program

Ph.D., 1993 Columbia University

Stevan R. Hubbard

Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Protein Tyrosine Kinases

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.

Ph.D., 1987 Stanford University

K

Holger Knaut

In vivo analysis of dynamic processes that shape complex structures in zebrafish 

Assistant Professor; Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 2001 Universitat Tubingen / Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

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Juan J. Lafaille

Pathogenesis of Autoimmune and Allergic Diseases

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis. Departments of Pathology and Medicine

Ph.D., 1988, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ruth Lehmann

Germline Development in Drosophila

Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Director Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology. Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology; Department of Cell Biology. HHMI Investigator.

Ph.D., 1985 University of Tubingen

Dan R. Littman

Microbiota-regulated immunity, epigenetic regulation of T cell differentiation, and mechanisms of retroviral pathogenesis

Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology; Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis. Departments of Pathology and Microbiology. HHMI Investigator.

M.D., Ph.D., 1980 Washington University, St. Louis

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Jeremy F. Nance

Gastrulation and Cell Polarity

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 1999 University of Arizona

Thomas A. Neubert

Using Mass Spectrometry to Study Proteins and Cell Signaling

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Structural Biology. Director - Proteomics Core. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Ph.D., 1990 Johns Hopkins University

Richard P. Novick

Regulation of virulence and molecular genetics of mobile pathogenicity islands in Staphylococcus aureus

Recanati Family Professor of Science, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis. Departments of Microbiology and Medicine

M.D., 1959 NYU School of Medicine

R

Niels Ringstad

Neuropeptide signaling, biogenic amine-gated channels and behavior

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 2000 Yale University

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Susan R. Schwab

Lymphocyte Trafficking, Inflammation, Sphingosine-1-phosphate

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis. Department of Pathology

Ph.D., 2003 University of California, Berkeley

Agnel Sfeir

Telomere maintenance in mammalian cells

Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 2006 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Edward Y. Skolnik

Potassium channels and histidine phosphorylation / dephosphorylation in immune regulation and other processes.

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis; Norman S. Wikler Professor of Medicine; Director Division of Nephrology. Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

M.D., 1982 SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn

Susan Smith

Telomere Function in Aging, Stem Cells, and Cancer

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Pathogenesis. Department of Pathology. Coord Molecular Pathogenesis Program

Ph.D., 1990 SUNY Stony Brook

Matthias Stadtfeld

Reprogramming and mammalian stem cells

Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 2005 Albert Einstein College of Medicine

David L. Stokes

Electron Microscopy of Macromolecular Complexes

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Structural Biology. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 1986 Brandeis University

Greg S.B. Suh

Taste-independent Sugar Sensor in the Brain

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 2001 University of California, Los Angeles

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Mamta V. Tahiliani

Epigenetic Modifications of DNA and Regulation of the Genome

Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Ph.D., 2009 Harvard Medical School

Jesús Torres-Vázquez

Regulation of vascular development and function

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Irvine

Jessica E. Treisman

Cell Communication in Drosophila Visual System Development

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology. Coord Developmental Genetics Program

Ph.D., 1991 Rockefeller University

Daniel H. Turnbull

In Vivo Micro-Imaging of Mouse Brain and Cardiovascular Development

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Structural Biology. Departments of Radiology (CBI) and Pathology. Dir Biomedical Imaging Grad Program

Ph.D., 1991 University of Toronto

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Da-Neng Wang

Structure and Mechanism of Membrane Transporters and Channels

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Structural Biology. Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., 1988 University of Stockholm