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Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.

Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Chair Department of Molecular Pharmacology

William S. Lasdon Chair in Pharmacology Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 230
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2153
Fax: 718.430.3749
jonathan.backer@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Signal transduction; Phosphoinositide kinases; Tumor metastasis; Vesicular trafficking; macropinocytosis

All Faculty

Praveen Agrawal, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 231F
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2604
Fax: 718.430.8922
praveen.agrawal@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Role of altered glycosylation in tumor progression, metastasis and resistance to targeted therapy in melanoma and prostate cancer, tumor microenvironment, organ tropism in metastasis, effect of glycan branching on glycoprotein function

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Harold & Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology

Director, Einstein Center of Toxicology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2317
Fax: 718.430.8922
michael.aschner@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of mercury- and manganese-induced neurotoxicity, genetic factors associated with mercury and manganese toxicity, the role of dopamine signaling in susceptibility of dopaminergic neurodegeneration, metals in restless legs syndrome, neurotoxicolo

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research, Emerita

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2163
Fax: 718.430.8922
susan.horwitz@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Research focuses on small molecules of natural product origin, such as Taxol®, which interact with the microtubule cytoskeleton. The goal is to understand, at a molecular level, the effects of drugs on tumor growth.

Michael D. Brenowitz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 311
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3179
Fax: 718.430.8565
michael.brenowitz@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Exploring how protein, DNA, and RNA structure, folding, and assembly determines the biological function of these macromolecules.

Curtis F. Brewer, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 208
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2227
fred.brewer@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Biochemical and biophysical studies of lectin-glycan and glycan-glycan interactions

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Young Men's Division Chair in Physiology

Director, Institute for Neuroimmunology and Inflammation

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 216A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2426
Fax: 718.430.2433
dongsheng.cai@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology and neural stem cell biology in physiology and disease.

Pan Chen, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4047
Fax: 718.430.8922
pan.chen@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of manganese-induced neurotoxicity, manganese transporters and its intracellular regulators, the interaction between genetic and environmental risk factors, bioactive natural small molecules.

Edward Chu, M.D., M.M.S.

Edward Chu, M.D., M.M.S.

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Interim Chair Department of Oncology

Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2303
Fax: 718.430.8550
edward.chu@einsteinmed.edu

Kelvin Davies, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 742
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3201
Fax: 718.430.8694
kelvin.davies@einsteinmed.edu

Eugen Dhimolea, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 248
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4121
Fax: 718.430.8922
eugen.dhimolea@einsteinmed.edu

Lloyd D. Fricker, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 240
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4225
lloyd.fricker@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neuropeptides and other peptides that function in intercellular and intracellular signaling; peptidases that generate biologically active peptides.

Matthew J. Gamble, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 202
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2942
Fax: 718.430.8922
matthew.gamble@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Histone variant macroH2A; Cancer; Cellular senescence; Chromatin structure and function; Transcription; Splicing; Senescence-associated secretory phenotype; Endoplasmic reticulum stress responses; Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase

I. David Goldman, M.D.

I. David Goldman, M.D.

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Susan Resnick Fisher Chair in Brain Cancer Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2302
i.david.goldman@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Membrane transport of folates/antifolates; structure-function and regulation of the proton-coupled folate transporter; homology modeling; role in the activities of antifolates within the acidic microenvironment of epithelial cancers

Louis Hodgson, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 217
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1027
Fax: 718.678.1019
louis.hodgson@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: RhoGTPase in cell motility, Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) biosensors, live-cell imaging, Cancer invasion and metastasis, Invadosome, Actin cytoskeleton, Leading edge cell dynamics during protrusion

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4278
Fax: 718.430.8557
derek.huffman@einsteinmed.edu

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3495
young-hwan.jo@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neurobiology of obesity, Electrophysiological analysis of hypothalamic neurons, Neuronal mapping of feeding-related circuits, Behavioral evaluation of cell type-specific circuit connections using optogenetics

Chaoyuan Kuang, M.D., Ph.D.

Chaoyuan Kuang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 628
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2594
Fax: 718.430.8550
chaoyuan.kuang@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Preclinical and translational research of colorectal and other GI cancers, apoptosis and regulated cell death, targeted and epigenetic therapies, mechanisms of action and resistance

Sridhar Mani, M.D.

Sridhar Mani, M.D.

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 302-D1
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2871
Fax: 718.904.2830
sridhar.mani@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Role of Microbiome-Host Interactions in Physiology and Disease, Orphan Nuclear Receptors in Physiology and Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Drug Discovery and Development

Kai Mao, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7964
Fax: 718.430.8557
kai.mao@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Aging biology, Pharmaceutically intervention against aging especially in cardiovascular system

Hayley M. McDaid, Ph.D.

Hayley M. McDaid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 223
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8829
Fax: 718.430.8922
hayley.mcdaid@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Breast, Lung and Ovarian Cancer, Experimental Therapeutics, Intrinsic and Acquired Drug Resistance, Tubulin ligands, Cancer and Senescence, Senolytics, Biomarker Development

Pabitra K. Parua, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4284
Fax: 718.430.8922
pabitra.parua@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Regulation of gene expression; Control of RNA polymerase II transcription cycle; Transcription elongation control; Kinase-phosphatase antagonism in regulating transcription; Unraveling the mechanisms of transcriptional dependencies of cancer cells

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research

Director, Department of Medicine Diabetes Research Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 375
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1029
jeffrey.pessin@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Regulation of glucose metabolism Epigenetic modifications regulating metabolism Regulation of lipogenic gene transcription and de novo lipogenesis Cardiometabolic health adipocyte and liver biology Integrative metabolic signaling

Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D.

Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: G35A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3370
Fax: 718.430.8989
gaetano.santulli@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Aging, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus, Gerontology, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Calcium, microRNA, Endothelium, Mitochondria, Exosomes, Angiogenesis, Physiology, Myocardial Infarction, Pancreatic Beta Cells, Fibrosis.

Edward L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Edward L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Block, Room: 614
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8864
Fax: 718.430.2044
edward.schwartz@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Identification of new targets and novel agents to treat lung and prostate cancer.

David J. Sharp, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 223
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3463
Fax: 718.430.8819
david.sharp@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: We study the roles of microtubules in cell division, motility and morphogenesis. We are developing therapeutics that target microtubule regulators to enhance wound healing, neural regeneration and cardiovascular disease.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 355
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1189
Fax: 718.678.1020
kosaku.shinoda@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of adipocytes. Understanding basic biology of adipocytes is fundamental to the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes/obesity.

Kamini Singh, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2466
Fax: 718.430.8922
kamini.singh@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My laboratory investigates the gene expression and therapeutic vulnerabilities in cancer through the lens of the ribosome. Using the bulk and single-cell ribosome footprinting approach we study the mechanism of mRNA translation, the role of regulatory RNA

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Dean Emeritus

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 1003
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 929.246.6738
allen.spiegel@einsteinmed.edu

Sylvia O. Suadicani, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: R744
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3225
Fax: 718.430.8594
sylvia.suadicani@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Urogenital Dysfunction in Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Estrogen Deficiency, Aging, Overactive & Underactive Bladder, Female Sexual Dysfunction; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Interstitial Cystitis; Bladder Cancer

Ji Ying Sze, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 233A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2084
Fax: 718.430.8922
jiying.sze@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Regulatory mechanisms of early postnatal cortical gene expression in neural circuit development and psychiatric disorders, with a focus on the role of serotonin uptake transporter and early life drug exposure.

Mia M. Thi, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 101
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3460
Fax: 718.430.8922
mia.thi@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanobiology, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Estrogen Deficiency, Aging

Emeritus Faculty

Walter G. Levine, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 249A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2174
walter.levine@einsteinmed.edu

Charles S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 229
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2505
Fax: 718.430.8922
charles.rubin@einsteinmed.edu

Associates & Instructors

Monica M. Bastos Paoliello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4047
Fax: 718.430.8922
monica.paoliello@einsteinmed.edu

Beatriz Ferrer Villahoz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 206
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.7920
Fax: 718.430.2911
beatriz.ferrervillahoz@einsteinmed.edu

Dongkyeong Kim, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 216
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2427
Fax: 718.430.8922
dongkyeong.kim@einsteinmed.edu

Chia-Ping H. Yang, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 223
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2192
chia-ping.h.yang@einsteinmed.edu

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