Faculty

Name
Contact Information
Research Information

Department Chair

Adam Kohn, Ph.D.

Adam Kohn, Ph.D.

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Interim Chair Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Isidor Tachna Professor in Ophthalmology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 822
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2417
Fax: 718.430.8821
adam.kohn@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My lab studies visual processing, with a focus on issues of rapid cortical plasticity, population coding, and inter-areal communication. We use neurophysiological, computational and behavioral methods in our work.

All Faculty

Myles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Tel: 718.430.3360
Fax: 718.430.8819
myles.akabas@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Malaria parasite membrane transport physiology; mechanisms of purine and drug transport; development of novel antimalarial drugs that target the primary malaria purine import transporter

Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry

Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 402
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3080
jalpert@montefiore.org

Zeynep F. Altun, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 601
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
zeynep.altun@einsteinmed.edu

Joseph C. Arezzo, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2408
joseph.arezzo@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Studies of peripheral neuropathy in mice, rats, and monkeys. Spinal Cord and cortical cord physiology. EEG studies of seizure and pre-seizure patterns Assessment of toxic neuropathies Human multicenter clinical trials

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

Anita E. Autry, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 301
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2370
Fax: 718.430.8821
Anita.Autry@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Our research projects are focused on understanding the neural circuits that regulate social behaviors, particularly parenting.

Praveen Ballabh, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 724A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3853
Fax: 718.430.8821
praveen.ballabh@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants (rabbit model, mouse model and autopsy), Effect of prematurity on brain development, Effect of IVH in interneurons, Effect of IVH on blood brain barrier development, Hydrocephalus

Thaddeus A. Bargiello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 518
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2575
ted.bargiello@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Structure-function relations and voltage-driven conformational changes of connexin ion channels by combined electrophysiological, biochemical, structural and computational approaches.

Renata A. Batista-Brito, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8507
Fax: 718.430.8821
renata.brito@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cortical development. Inhibitory circuits. Visual processing. Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.

Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick Chair in Neuroscience, Emeritus

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461


michael.bennett@einsteinmed.edu

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Professor, Department of Pathology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Chair Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Systems & Computational Biology

Director, Albert Einstein Institute for Advanced Study in the Life Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 153C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1063
Fax: 718.678.1018
aviv@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My research agenda addresses quantitative problems in evolutionary systems and developmental biology by using a combination of computational, mathematical and experimental tools, as it pertains to complex traits.

Coralie Berthoux, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 703
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3262
coralie.berthoux@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission and plasticity under physiological and pathological conditions, such as epilepsy, drug abuse and autism

Celia Fildes Brosnan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 520
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2140
celia.brosnan@einsteinmed.edu

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 125F
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3728
Fax: 718.430.3266
lucy.brown@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Basal ganglia neuroanatomy and function; Reward systems; Neuroscience of romantic love and attachment

Hannes E. Buelow, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 709
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3621
Fax: 718.430.8778
hannes.buelow@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Neural patterning with a focus on extracellular matrices using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans; Glycosaminoglycans in development as well as health and disease.

Herman Buschke, M.D.

Herman Buschke, M.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Lena and Joseph Gluck Distinguished Scholar in Neurology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 3C5
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3846
herman.buschke@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Alzheimer's disease Dementia Memory Cognition

Antonio Campos De Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D.

Brigadeiro Trompovsk
IBCCF, Sala #G2-043
Ilha do Fundao
Rio de Janeiro, 21949900

Areas of Research: stem cells and cell therapies

Reed C. Carroll, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 905
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2413
Fax: 718.430.8821
rcarroll@njcu.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity; inhibitory and excitatory plasticity; Gutamate and GABA receptor trafficking.

Pablo E. Castillo, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3263
pablo.castillo@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission and plasticity under physiological and brain disease conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and drug abuse

Andres E. Chavez Navarrete, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Universidad de Valparaiso
Avenida Gran Bretana 1111
Casilla 5029, Correo 4
Valparaiso,


andres.chavez@uv.cl

Areas of Research: Neuromodulation of synaptic transmission under physiological and pathological conditions, such as retinal and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Streamson C. Chua, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 511
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2986
Fax: 718.430.8557
streamson.chua@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Hypothalamic regulation of energy balance and feeding; Melanocortin regulation of fertility and reproduction; FGF signaling and glucose control; Leptin and leptin receptor models of obesity and diabetes;

Ruben Coen-Cagli, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 353B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1150
ruben.coen-cagli@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: We study neural computation to understand how the brain controls perceptual experience. Topics: neural coding and perception of natural images; perceptual variability and uncertainty; neural variability; sensory information coding and transmission; image

Kostantin Dobrenis, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 618
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2162
Fax: 718.430.8821
kostantin.dobrenis@einsteinmed.edu

Tim Q. Duong, Ph.D.

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5113
Fax: 718.920.4854
tim.duong@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: METHODS: medical imaging, MRI, image analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, and predictive modeling. DISEASES: COVID-19, clinical neuroscience, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, neurodegeneration (AD/MCI), breast cancer.

Eno Ebong, Ph.D.

Northeastern University
Science & Engineering Complex
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617.373.8744
e.ebong@northeastern.edu

Areas of Research: Studying the means by which endothelial cell mechanotransduction occurs in order to prevent or promote diseases associated with the vasculature, including atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis, and neurodegenerative conditions.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 703
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3130
Fax: 718.430.8778
scott.emmons@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: C. elegans connectomics; nervous system development; specification of synaptic connectivity, neural cell adhesion proteins; sexual dimorphism of the nervous system.

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

Professor, The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Chair The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Jeffrey P. Bergstein Chair in Neurological Surgery The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

David B. Keidan Chair of Neurological Surgery The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Montefiore Medical Center
3316 Rochambeau Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.7099
Fax: 718.515.8235
eeskanda@montefiore.org

Anne M. Etgen, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 113
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3662
Fax: 718.430.8654
anne.etgen@einsteinmed.edu

Donald S. Faber, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 429
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2511
Fax: 718.430.8821
donald.faber@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Basic mechanisms, regulation and plasticity of synaptic transmission, microcircuits and behavior, intrinsic membrane properties, neurodegeneration and murine models of nervous system disorders.

Alan Finkelstein, Ph.D.

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

Tel: 718.430.3169
alan.finkelstein@einsteinmed.edu

Yonatan I. Fishman, Ph.D.

Yonatan I. Fishman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Co-Director, Nervous System and Human Behavior Course

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 915
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4110
yonatan.fishman@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cortical mechanisms of auditory perception

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Medicine)

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Director of Research of the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center Department of Pediatrics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 1C-3C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.862.1822
Fax: 718.862.1807
john.foxe@einsteinmed.edu

Anna Francesconi, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 706
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2258
Fax: 718.430.8821
anna.francesconi@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Functions of metabotropic glutamatergic signaling in neuronal plasticity and homeostasis; impact of mGluR-interacting proteins and lipids on synaptic functions in animal models of Fragile X syndrome, intellectual disability and schizophrenia

Lloyd D. Fricker, Ph.D.

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

Tel: 718.430.4225
lloyd.fricker@einsteinmed.edu

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

Antonio Frigeri, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 840
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2570

Areas of Research: Brain water homeostasis. Evaluation of the different aquaporin-4 isoforms in the expression, polarization and water channel activity at the BBB level and in brain tumors

Vilma Gabbay, M.D.

Vilma Gabbay, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Director, Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 4A-44
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7549
Fax: 718.839.7575
vilma.gabbay@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Dr. Gabbay's primary areas of research include multimodal studies of adolescent depression and reward deficits, the comorbidity of depression and substance use people living with HIV, and neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19.

Aristea S. Galanopoulou, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 306
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3791
Fax: 718.430.8899
aristea.galanopoulou@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Development of antiepileptogenic and disease modifying therapies for post-traumatic epilepsies; Mechanisms and treatments for epileptic encephalopathies; age and sex specific epileptogenesis; models of lissencephaly

J. Tiago Goncalves, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8524
Fax: 718.430.8821
tiago.goncalves@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Adult neurogenesis; Neuronal development; Learning and Memory; Aging

Maria E. Gulinello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 925
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4042
Fax: 718.430.8821
maria.gulinello@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Behavioral neuroscience , biological basis of behavior, cognition, social behavior, emotion, pain and analgesia, anxiety, depression, ultrasonic vocalizations

David H. Hall, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 601
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
Fax: 718.430.2514
david.hall@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Connectomics, ciliogenesis, genetic control of axon guidance, axonal transport, and neuronal cell fate in Caenorhabditis elegans, tubulogenesis in nematode epithelia, anatomy of aging in nematode tissues, new methods in EM

Jean M. Hebert, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 237
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3494
jean.hebert@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Devising methods of cell and tissue replacement for the adult neocortex to repair damage or age-related degeneration.

Christopher A. Henry, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 822
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2418
Fax: 718.430.8821
christopher.henry@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: My research aims to understand how sensory context informs our ongoing visual experience, revealing the cortical circuit computations that allow for stable object and form perception in the face of continually changing environments and task demands.

Laura A. Herndon, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 612
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
laura.herndon@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: C. elegans, Aging, Muscles, Nervous System, Degeneration

Dumitru A. Iacobas, Ph.D.

Prairie View A&M University
R.G.P. College of Engineering
Computational Systems Biology
Prairie View, TX 77446

Tel: 936.261.9926
daiacobas@pvamu.edu

Areas of Research: - neurogenomics - cardiogenomics - cancer genomics - mathematical modeling of complex biosystems

Anna I. Jasper, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 820
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2408
Fax: 718.430.8821
anna.jasper@einsteinmed.edu

Bryen A. Jordan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 825
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2675
bryen.jordan@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Synaptic plasticity; RNA transport and local translation; synapse-to-nucleus signaling; Proteomic analysis of synaptic junctions; Neurodevelopmental disorders; ANKS1B haploinsufficiency syndrome.

Teresa Jover-Mengual, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 610
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2160
Fax: 718.430.8821
teresa.jover-mengual@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular and cellular events in the cascade of ischemic brain damage and neuroprotection in experimental stroke animal models.

Zaven Kaprielian, Ph.D.

AMGEN
360 Binney Street
Building AMA1
Room: 7K14
Cambridge, MA 02141

Tel: 617.445.5580

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Florence and Irving Rubinstein Chair in Neuroscience

Vice Chair for Research Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 903
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3794
Fax: 718.430.8821
k.khodakhah@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Cerebellar physiology and function; Motor coordination and movement disorders; Cerebellar contribution to non-motor functions, Autism, schizophrenia, addiction and migraine; Neuronal Excitability and Synaptic transmission

Soyoun Kim, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 227
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4271
Fax: 718.430.8221
soyoun.kim@einsteinmed.edu

Areas of Research: Goal-directed decision process, Learning and Memory, Corticostriatal circuit