Department of Cell Biology

Harry Eagle Scholar Award

Stipend $65,000/year

Applicants should be within 2 years of the completion of their PhD or MD-PhD degree and have a proven track record of excellence in research. The Department of Cell Biology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offer outstanding state-of-the-art facilities to conduct molecular and cellular biology studies. The College offers subsidized housing. The award is for two years with eligibility for a third year.

The following faculty are part of the program:

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso
Cancer Dormancy: understanding the biology of Metastasis 

Leonard Augenlicht
Nutritional and genetic regulation of intestinal homeostasis and stem cell functions.

Eric Bouhassira
Stem cell biology, epigenetics, erythropoiesis, DNA replication.

Robert Coleman
Human tumorigenesis is a complicated process marked by a loss of the cell’s ability to regulate critical cellular processes, such as transcription, RNA processing and translation, leading to uncontrollable cell growth.

John Codeelis
Interests are in optical physics, cell biology and biophysics, cancer biology and mouse models of cancer. Development of the multiphoton imaging technology used to identify intravasation microenvironments in metastatic tumors.

Winfried Edelmann
Mouse models to study DNA repair genes in cancer and meiosis.

Paul Frenette
Understanding healthy and malignant hematopoietic stem cell maintenance, prostate cancer microenvironment and pathophysiology of sickle cell disease.

Dmitry Fyodorov
Chromosome assembly and dynamics; ATP-dependent nucleosome remodeling; histone chaperones; sperm chromatin; Drosophila melanogaster.

Matthew Gamble
Regulation of chromatin structure and function during cancer and senescence by the histone variant macroH2A.

Kira Gritsman
The P13 Kinase signaling pathway in adult blood development and leukemia.

Wenjun Guo
Regulation of stem-cell states in the mammary gland and breast cancer.

Keisuke Ito
Biomedical research aiming toward the development of stem cell therapies.

Margaret Kielian
Virus assembly and budding; host factors in virus infection; virus-membrane fusion.

Richard Kitsis
Fundamental mechanisms of cell death and their application to heart disease and cancer.

Lindsay Lafave
Our lab uses state-of-the art epigenomic approaches to examine gene regulatory programs that drive cellular diversity in lung cancer progression.

Thomas Meier
Our group is studying the mechanism and regulation of nucleolar ribonucleoprotein biogenesis in relation to genetic disease, cancer, and human reproduction.

Satish Nandakumar
Genetics of Blood Cancer Predisposition.

Charles Query
Mechanism and modulation of spliceosome function.

Matthew Scharff
Molecular basis of mutation and switching of immunoglobulin genes and use of monoclonal antibodies in infections.

Carl Schildkraut
Role of dynamic DNA structures in the etiology of cancer, fragile X syndrome and telomere dysfunction. Projects include studies in embryonic stem cells.

Robert Singer
RNA trafficking

Arthur Skoultchi
Chromatin structure and function; normal and malignant hematopoiesis; cell cycle regulation; embryonic stem cells and knock-out mice.

Pamela Stanley
Functions of mammalian glycans in development, spermatogenesis and Notch signaling.

Ulrich Steidl
Transcriptional dysregulation of pre-leukemic cell states and their therapeutic targeting.

Britta Will
Mechanisms of stem cell aging and transformation.

Kristy Stengel
Deregulated gene expression is a hallmark of cancer. Our goal is to understand how recurrent alterations in transcription factor proteins (e.g. mutation, translocation) disrupt normal gene expression networks to trigger cancer development.

B. Hilda Ye
Oncogenes in the development of normal and malignant B cells.


Interested individuals should contact one of the above faculty members at Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, New York, NY 10461. Applications should consist of a CV and three letters of recommendation and are evaluated throughout the year. Learn about the faculty’s research programs at  EOE.