Department Chair

Michael B. Prystowsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael B. Prystowsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology

Chair Department of Pathology

718.430.2823

Areas of Research: Developing diagnostics to optimize treatment selection at initial diagnosis for patients with head and neck cancer. A multidisciplinary group is developing biomarkers to better predict clinical outcome.

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Peter Barland, M.D.

Peter Barland, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology

718.918.4483

Areas of Research: Autoantibodies

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Amanda P. Beck, D.V.M.

Amanda P. Beck, D.V.M.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Areas of Research: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2011). Scientific Director of the Histology and Comparative Pathology Facility - Pathologic characterization of animal models of human disease; mouse phenotyping

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Thomas J. Belbin, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Belbin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Areas of Research: Analysis of DNA methylation in the genomes of head and neck cancer cells. These biomarkers can be used to identify sequences frequently methylated in tumor cells, and those that correlate with tumor phenotypes.

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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

718.678.1063

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.

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Joan W. Berman, Ph.D.

Joan W. Berman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Irving D. Karpas Chair in Medicine

Senior Academic Advisor to the Sue Golding Graduate Division

718.430.2587

Areas of Research: We study CNS HIV infection and neuroAIDS. We examine cells & fluids from HIV+ people for HIV RNA, DNA, functions, and predictors of cognitive deficits. We correlate these with imaging, cognitive testing, and clinical data.

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Amarpreet Bhalla, M.D.,

Amarpreet Bhalla, M.D.,

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

718.920.6013

Areas of Research: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Liver Pathology, Cytopathology

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Henny H. Billett, M.D.

Henny H. Billett, M.D.

Professor, Department of Oncology (Hematology)

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)

Professor, Department of Pathology

Chief, Department of Medicine Division of Hematology

718.430.2186

Areas of Research: Thrombosis and Hemostasis (epidemiological & clinical studies); Women's Blood Disorders, particularly the prothrombotic state of pregnancy; transgenic sickle cell mouse models.

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Yair M. Botbol, Ph.D.

Yair M. Botbol, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Department of Pathology

718.430.2654

Areas of Research: Immunology; autophagy; Cell biology; molecular biology

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Michael A. Brownlee, M.D.

Michael A. Brownlee, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology

Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research Emeritus

718.430.2753

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Sean T. Campbell, Ph.D.

Sean T. Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

718.920.7746

Areas of Research: Developing diagnostic tests for improved clinical diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease. Developing and implementing novel coagulation assays. Investigation of clinical effects of rare hemoglobin variants.

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Mahalia S. Desruisseaux, M.D.

Mahalia S. Desruisseaux, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

203.737.4057

Areas of Research: Cerebral malaria: mechanisms of longterm cognitive dysfunction; regulation and activation of vasoactive mediators; modulators of blood-brain barrier impairment, and of neuronal and glial cell dysfunction.

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Robert J. Eddy, Ph.D.

Robert J. Eddy, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Technical Director, Translation Pathology Core

718.678.1133

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David R. Entenberg, Ph.D.

David R. Entenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Director of Engineering & Operations for the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center

Director of Engineering & Operations for the Integrated Imaging Program

Director of Technological Development Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology

Director of Integrated Imaging Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology

718.678.1116

Areas of Research: Development of photonics based assays for metastasis research. Specific areas of focus include: intravital imaging, quantitative digital pathology, biomarker development and validation, and surgical engineering.

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Susan A. Fineberg, M.D.

Susan A. Fineberg, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

718.920.4976

Areas of Research: Breast cancer diagnosis with a focus on development of new histopathologic, immunohistochemical and genomic prognostic and predictive markers designed to optimize patient outcomes; investigation of the role of immunotherapy.

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David R. Fooksman, Ph.D.

David R. Fooksman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

718.839.7957

Areas of Research: In vivo plasma cell differentiation, migration, and physiology; multiple myeloma; hematopoietic stem cells, Intra-vital multi-photon imaging technology, tumor microenvironment, cellular immunology

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Amy S. Fox, M.D., M.S.

Amy S. Fox, M.D., M.S.

718.920.5285

Areas of Research: Evaluation and Integration of Point of Care Tests with particular interest and expertise in Molecular based Assays as well as the cost effectiveness and impact on clinical outcomes and workflow.

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Adam J. Gersten, M.D.

Adam J. Gersten, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

718.920.4976

Areas of Research: Head and neck/endocrine pathology

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Sanjeev Gupta, M.D.,

Sanjeev Gupta, M.D.,

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Professor, Department of Pathology

The Eleazar & Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine Department of Medicine

718.430.3309

Areas of Research: Liver regeneration in health and disease Biology and differentiation of hepatic stem cells DNA damage response involving ATM and downstream pathways Translational studies using liver cell and animal models Therapeutics including cell and gene therapy

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Rachel Hazan, Ph.D.

Rachel Hazan, Ph.D.

718.430.3349

Areas of Research: My laboratory is currently investigating the molecular basis for breast cancer metastasis by studying the cooperation between N-cadherin and the FGFR leading to epithelial to mesenchymal transition and cancer cell survival.

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Tiffany M. Hebert, M.D.

Tiffany M. Hebert, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

718.904.2947

Areas of Research: Medical Education, Pathology Residency Training, Patient Safety, Gynecologic Pathology, Cervical Cancer

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Lawrence H. Herbst, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Lawrence H. Herbst, D.V.M., Ph.D.

718.839.7135

Areas of Research: Animal models of infectious disease; effects of adventitious infections on research; novel transforming viruses

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Huan Huang, M.D.

Huan Huang, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

718.430.2434

Areas of Research: Mechanism and pathogenesis of Chagas Disease, which is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Molecular biology, signal transduction, genetic techniques to create vaccine strains, effective immunity against infection.

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Rouzan G. Karabakhtsian, M.D., Ph.D.

Rouzan G. Karabakhtsian, M.D., Ph.D.

718.904.2173

Areas of Research: Gynecologic and Breast Pathology, Cytopathology, Immunohistochemistry. Editor, “Selected Abstracts in Anatomic Pathology” section of CAP Today, the College of American Pathologists monthly pathology news magazine.

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Kami Kim, M.D.

Kami Kim, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology

813.396.9459

Areas of Research: Toxoplasma systems biology: integration of genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics data to understand the host parasite interaction. Malaria drug development. Understanding malaria-HIV clinical interactions.

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