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Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.

Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Chair Department of Molecular Pharmacology

William S. Lasdon Chair in Pharmacology Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 230
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2153
Fax: 718.430.3749
jonathan.backer@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Signal transduction;Phosphoinositide kinases; Actin/myosin and cell motility; Tumor metastasis; Vesicular trafficking

All Faculty

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@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of manganese-induced neurotoxicity, genetic factors associated with manganese toxicity, the role of dopamine signaling in susceptibility of dopaminergic neurodegeneration, metals in restless legs syndrome.

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2163
Fax: 718.430.8922
susan.horwitz@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Research focuses on small molecules of natural product origin, such as Taxol®, which interact with the microtubule cytoskeleton. The goal is to understand, at a molecular level, the effects of drugs on tumor growth.

Michael D. Brenowitz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 311
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3179
Fax: 718.430.8565
michael.brenowitz@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Exploring how protein, DNA, and RNA structure, folding, and assembly determines the biological function of these macromolecules.

Curtis F. Brewer, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 206
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2227
fred.brewer@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Biochemical and biophysical analysis of lectin binding

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Young Men's Division Chair in Physiology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 216A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2426
Fax: 718.430.2433
dongsheng.cai@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Our research is to investigate the roles of the central nervous system and in particular the hypothalamus in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome (such as obesity, glucose intolerance and hypertension) and aging.

Pan Chen, Ph.D.

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

Tel: 718.430.4047
Fax: 718.430.8922
pan.chen@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of manganese-induced neurotoxicity, manganese transporters and its intracellular regulators, the interaction between genetic and environmental risk factors, bioactive natural small molecules.

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.org

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

Matthew J. Gamble, Ph.D.

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

Tel: 718.430.2942
Fax: 718.430.8922
matthew.gamble@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Histone variant macroH2A; Cancer; Cellular senescence; Chromatin structure and function; Transcription; Splicing; Senescence-associated secretory phenotype; Endoplasmic reticulum stress responses; Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase

I. David Goldman, M.D.

I. David Goldman, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Susan Resnick Fisher Chair in Brain Cancer Research

Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center

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

Tel: 718.430.2302
i.david.goldman@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Membrane transport of folates/antifolates; structure-function and regulation of the proton-coupled folate transporter; homology modeling; role in the activities of antifolates within the acidic microenvironment of epithelial cancers

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4278
Fax: 718.430.8557
derek.huffman@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of aging, with a particular interest on metabolism, IGF-1 signaling, and the role of cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous mediators of aging phenotypes utilizing heterochronic parabiosis.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Young-Hwan Jo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3495
young-hwan.jo@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Neurobiology of obesity, Electrophysiological analysis of hypothalamic neurons, Neuronal mapping of feeding-related circuits, Behavioral evaluation of cell type-specific circuit connections using optogenetics

Sridhar Mani, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Chanin Building, Room: 302-D1
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2871
Fax: 718.904.2830
sridhar.mani@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Role of Microbiome-Host Interactions in Physiology and Disease, Orphan Nuclear Receptors in Physiology and Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Drug Discovery and Development

Hayley M. McDaid, Ph.D.

Hayley M. McDaid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 249B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8829
hayley.mcdaid@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Breast, Lung and Ovarian Cancer: Experimental Therapeutics - Oncology: Cancer and Senescence: Intrinsic and Acquired Drug Resistance: Biomarker Development: Senolytic Drug Development:

Roman Perez-Soler, M.D.

Roman Perez-Soler, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Chief, Department of Medicine Division of Oncology

Montefiore Medical Park
1695 Eastchester Road
Room: 238
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.405.8505
Fax: 718.405.8433
rperezso@montefiore.org

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research

Director, Department of Medicine Diabetes Research Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 375
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1029
jeffrey.pessin@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Regulation of glucose metabolism Epigenetic modifications regulating metabolism Regulation of lipogenic gene transcription and de novo lipogenesis Program cell death adipocyte and liver biology Integrative metabolic signaling

Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D.

Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: G35A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3370
Fax: 718.430.8989
gaetano.santulli@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Calcium, microRNA, Endothelium, Mitochondria, Exosomes, Angiogenesis, Physiology, Myocardial Infarction, Pancreatic Beta Cells, Fibrosis.

Edward L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Block, Room: 614
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8864
Fax: 718.430.2044
edward.schwartz@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Identification of new targets and novel agents to treat lung and prostate cancer.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Kosaku Shinoda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 355
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1189
Fax: 718.678.1020
kosaku.shinoda@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: My lab is focused on the biology of adipocytes. Understanding basic biology of adipocytes is fundamental to the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes/obesity.

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Rajat Singh, M.D.,

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 505D
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4118
rajat.singh@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: We are interested in studying the roles of autophagy in metabolic regulation in physiology, during obesity, and with age.

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration)

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Dean Emeritus

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 1003
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 929.246.6738
allen.spiegel@einstein.yu.edu

Ji Ying Sze, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 202
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2084
Fax: 718.430.8922
jiying.sze@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Regulatory mechanisms of early postnatal cortical gene expression in neural circuit development and psychiatric disorders, with a focus on the role of serotonin uptake transporter and early life drug exposure.

Mia M. Thi, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 101
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3460
Fax: 718.430.8922
mia.thi@einsteinmed.org

Emeritus Faculty

Albert S. Kuperman, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 312A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2499
Fax: 718.430.8705
albert.kuperman@einstein.yu.edu

Walter G. Levine, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 249A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2174
walter.levine@einstein.yu.edu

Charles S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 229
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2505
Fax: 718.430.8922
charles.rubin@einstein.yu.edu

Associates & Instructors

Beatriz Ferrer Villahoz, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 206
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.7920
Fax: 718.430.2911
beatriz.ferrervillahoz@einstein.yu.edu

Kai Mao, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7964
Fax: 718.430.8557
kai.mao@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Aging biology, Pharmaceutically intervention against aging especially in cardiovascular system

Ziyan Zhang, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 206
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7920
Fax: 718.430.8922
ziyan.zhang@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Autophagy in manganese-induced neurotoxicity; Manganese-induced mitochondrial dysfunction

Chia-Ping H. Yang, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Golding Building, Room: 201
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2361
Fax: 718.430.8959
chia-ping.h.yang@einstein.yu.edu

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