Marion Bessin Liver Research Center

Faculty

Leadership

Director
Allan W. Wolkoff, MD
Professor (Medicine and Anatomy and Structural Biology)


Associate Director
David A. Shafritz, MD
Professor (Medicine and Cell Biology, Pathology)

 

Contact Us

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
625 Ullmann Building
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718.430.2098

 

Department of Medicine 

Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D., Professor (Medicine and Anatomy and Structural Biology)
Cell Biology of the Liver, Organic Anion Transport 


David A. Shafritz, M.D., Professor (Medicine and Cell Biology, Pathology)
Liver Gene Regulation, Growth Control, and Liver Repopulation



Charles E. Rogler, Ph.D., Professor (Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Genetics)
Molecular Studies of HBV, Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus and Liver Cancer


Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, M.B.B.S., Professor (Medicine and Genetics)
Bilirubin Metabolism, Genetic Diseases, Gene Therapy


Namita Roy-Chowdhury, Ph.D., Professor (Medicine and Genetics)
Bilirubin Metabolism,  Glucuronidation, Gene Therapy


Sanjeev Gupta M.D., B.S., Professor (Medicine and Pathology)
Hepatocyte Transplantation and Gene Therapy


Mark J. Czaja, M.D., Professor
Role of Cytokines in Liver Injury and NAFLD


Michael Brownlee, M.D., Professor (Medicine and Pathology)
Hepatic Carbohydrate Metabolism


Leslie E. Rogler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Liver Development and Gene Regulation 


Yuling Chi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Lipid Metabolism and NAFLD


Rajat Singh, M.D., M.B.B.S., Assistant Professor (Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology)
Autophagy, Regulation of Lipid Metabolism; Energy Homeostasis


Fajun Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology


Patrik K. M. Asp, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Surgery


Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology 

U. Thomas Meier, Ph.D., Professor
Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Transport


Arne Gennerich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                
Molecular Motors for Cellular Trafficking


Erik L. Snapp, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Endoplasmic Reticulum Protein Folding and Translocation


Department of Biochemistry 

Maureen J. Charron, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Medicine and OB/Gyn & Women's Health
Glucose Metabolism and Glucose Transporters


Ian M. Willis, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Systems & Computational Biology
Transcription of Small RNAs by RNAPolymerase III


Matthew Levy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Lipid Metabolism and Design of Novel Therapeutics 


Department of Cell Biology 

Pamela M. Stanley, Ph.D., Professor
Carbohydrates and Cell Membranes


Arthur I. Skoultchi, Ph.D., Professor
Regulation of Gene Expression and Differentiation


Wenjun Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Stem Cell Biology


Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology 

Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Developmental & Molecular Biology and Medicine and Anatomy & Structural Biology
Autophagy and Aging


Duncan W. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor
Membrane Function and Endocytosis


Liang Zhu, Professor (Developmental and Molecular Biology and Medicine)
Regulation of the Cell Cycle 


Anne Muesch, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Membrane Biology and Function

Andreas Jenny, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Developmental & Molecular Biology and Genetics)
Fz-Adapter Protein Dsh Regulated by Phosphorylation, Autophagy


Department of Genetics 

Nicholas E. Baker, Ph.D., Professor (Genetics and Developmental & Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Regulation of Cell Proliferation and Organ Development in Drosophila 


John M. Greally, M.B, B.Ch., Ph.D., Associate Professor (Genetics and Medicine/Hematology) 
Epigenomics, Gene Regulation, HCV-Mediated Oncogenesis


Department of Microbiology and Immunology 

Kami Kim, M.D., Professor (Microbiology and Immunology and Medicine [Infectious Diseases])
Malaria


Department of Molecular Pharmacology 

Jonathan Backer, M.D., Professor
Signal Transduction


Chi-Wing Chow, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Transcription Factors and Gene Regulation


Department of Neuroscience 

David C. Spray, Ph.D., Professor (Neuroscience and Medicine/Cardiology)
Gap Junction Function


Department of Pediatrics 

Robert D. Burk, M.D., Professor (and Microbiology & Immunology; OB/Gyn & Women's Health)
Molecular Genetics, HBV and Hepatic Carcinogenesis 


Department of Radiation Oncology 

Chandan Guha, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Professor (Radiation Oncology and Pathology)
Radiation Liver Injury and Cell Transplantation


Faculty Emeritus 

Peter Satir, Ph.D., Professor
Cytoskeleton Structure and Function


Birgit H. Satir, Ph.D., Professor (Anatomy and Structural Biology)
Mechanisms of Exocytosis (P. Satir, Wolkoff)


Consultants/Collaborators 

Ruth Angeletti, Ph.D., Professor (Biochemistry and Developmental & Molecular Biology
Characterization of Membrane Protein Transporters


Antonia Follenzi, M.D., Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor (Pathology) 
Hepatic Gene Therapy (Gupta)


Susan B. Horwitz, Ph.D., Professor  (Molecular Pharmacology)
Multidrug Resistance Genes, Microtubules (Wolkoff)


Margaret C. Kielian, Ph.D., Professor (Cell Biology)
Membrane Biogenesis and Function (Wolkoff)


Jack Lenz, Ph.D., Professor (Genetics and Microbiology & Immunology)
Oncogenes and Liver Cancer (C. Rogler)


Vinayaka Prasad, Ph.D., Professor (Microbiology/Immunology)
Vector Methodology (J. Roy Chowdhury)


Charles Rubin, Ph.D., Professor (Molecular Pharmacology)
Gene Regulation (Czaja)


Carl Schildkraut, Ph.D., Professor (Cell Biology)
Control of the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle (Shafritz)


Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D., Professor (Biochemistry)
Intracellular Metabolism (Charron)


Victor L. Schuster, M.D., Professor (Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics)
Membrane Transport in Liver and Kidney


E. Richard Stanley, Ph.D., Professor (Developmental and Molecular Biology)
Cellular Growth Factors (Wolkoff, Gupta, Shafritz)


George Y. Wu, Professor of Medicine and Physiology (University of Connecticut School of Medicine)
Drug and Nucleic Acid Targeting, Gene Therapy (J. & N. Roy Chowdhury) 


Phyllis M. Novikoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Mechanisms of Hepatic Oncogenesis (Wolkoff/Shafritz)


Neil D. Theise, M.D., Associate Professor (and Medicine)
Liver Repopulation and Stem Cell Biology


John W. Murray, Ph.D., Instructor
Endocytic Sorting on Microtubules 


Supporting Faculty 

Sriram Bandi, Ph.D., Associate
Operational Manager, Animal Models, Stem Cells, and Cell Therapy Core Facility


Frank Macaluso, M.Sc., Senior Associate
Director of Electron Microscopy, Analytical Imaging Facility


David Neufeld, Ph.D., Associate
Operational Manager, Animal Models, Stem Cells, and Cell Therapy Core Facility


Tatyana Tchaikovskaya, Ph.D., Associate
Operational Manager, Molecular Biology and Next Generation Technologies Core Facility


Xia Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate
Operational Manager, Genetic Engineering and Gene Therapy Core Facility


Scientific Advisory Committee 

Executive Committee 

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