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Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)
Director, Institute for Aging Research
Director, Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research
AgingBiology of agingLongevity genes
Dr. Barzilai discovered the first “longevity gene” in humans. His research established that the gene variant that leads to high HDL, or “good cholesterol,” is linked to healthy aging and extreme longevity. Dr. Barzilai has been profiled by major outlets, including The New York Times, PBS’ “NOVA scienceNow” and National Geographic. read more...
Professor, Developmental and Molecular Biology
Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Aging Research
Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dr. Cuervo is considered a leader in the field of autophagy – the process by which cells recycle their waste. The Barcelona native is also an expert on the molecular biology of aging. Dr. Cuervo has been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Scientist. She is co-editor-in-chief of Aging Cell and associate editor of Autophagy and has served on various NIH advisory panels and study sections, on the NIA Council and is currently member of the NIH Council of Councils. read more...
Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Einstein
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein
Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, Einstein
Chief, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Bacterial infectionsFungal infectionsVaccines
Dr. Pirofski studies innate and vaccine-induced immunity to disease-causing microbes, including Cryptococcus (the leading cause of fungal meningitis globally) and Pneumococcus (the leading cause of pneumonia in the United States and globally). She has described novel ways by which antibodies protect against bacterial pneumonia and sepsis and her work has improved understanding of how Cryptococcus and Pneumococcus cause disease. read more...