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John M. Greally, M.B.,B.Ch., Ph.D.

John M. Greally, M.B.,B.Ch., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Epigenomics, Einstein

Faculty Scholar for Epigenomics, Einstein

Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

GeneticsEpigenetics/epigenomics

Dr. Greally began his career as a pediatrician who subspecialized in clinical genetics, seeing patients with genetic syndromes, birth defects and developmental problems. Now, Dr. Greally seeks to understand how genetic disease is caused not by DNA mutations, but due to abnormalities in how genes are switched off and on – a field known as epigenomics.  read more...

 

Robert W. Marion, M.D.

Robert W. Marion, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics (Genetics), Einstein

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Einstein

Genetic diseasesAutismSudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and CardiogeneticsIntellectual and Developmental disabilities

Dr. Marion is an internationally recognized pediatric geneticist who specializes in diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders and genetic diseases. His work with the Aguirre brothers, twins who were joined at the head and then separated, made national news in 2004. He played a key role in establishing the CardioGenetics center of Einstein and Montefiore, which provides care for families of individuals who have suffered sudden unexpected cardiac death. He is also the founder of the Williams Syndrome Center and the Dermato-Genetics Clinic at Montefiore, and treats children and adults with neurofibromatosis, intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and spina bifida. read more...

 

Bernice E. Morrow, Ph.D.

Bernice E. Morrow, Ph.D.

Professor, Genetics

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Director, Translational Genetics, Department of Genetics

Sidney L. and Miriam K. Olson Professor in Cardiology

GeneticsBirth defectsChromosomal disorders

As director of translational genetics, Dr. Morrow worked with the department of pathology to expand diagnostic genetics testing at Einstein in collaboration with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein. She is now working with several clinical departments to build translational genetics research programs to discover the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases such as deafness, cleft palate and congenital heart disease. Dr. Morrow studies the molecular errors in genes that affect embryonic development and cause various birth defects read more...