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CSHL’s research faculty has a rich history of contributing some of the most fundamental discoveries in molecular biology and genetics. This legacy, which includes 8 Nobel Prize winners, continues to be strengthened today by the 52 faculty members who head cutting-edge laboratories in a broad range of fields, some of which are often and increasingly interdisciplinary. Their efforts and output are consistently, internationally recognized. Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators, a leading index for institutional performance, has ranked CSHL in the top 1% of institutions most cited in published research and its faculty among the top three in terms of its influence in molecular biology and genetics.

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Research Administration

Stillman, Bruce (President & Chief Executive Officer)
Cancer; cell cycle; DNA replication; chromatin assembly; biochemistry; yeast genetics

Spector, David L. (Director of Research)
Cell biology; gene expression; nuclear structure; microscopy; non-coding RNAs

Gann, Alexander A.F. (WSBS Professor and Dean; Senior Editor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press)

Goldschmidts, Walter (Executive Director, Sponsored Programs)

Gary, Sydney (Director, Research Operations)

Grodzicker, Terri (Dean of Academic Affairs)

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Albeanu, Dinu Florin (Associate Professor)
Neuronal circuits; sensory coding and synaptic plasticity; neuronal correlates of behavior; olfactory processing

Atwal, Gurinder (Associate Professor)
Population genetics; bioinformatics; cancer; stochastic processes; statistical mechanics and information theory

Churchland, Anne (Associate Professor)
Decision-making; electrophysiology; sensory processing; vision; audition; neural computation; modeling; behavior

dos Santos, Camila (Assistant Professor)
Breast cancer, mammary gland development, stem cells, enhancer biology, gene regulation

Egeblad, Mikala (Associate Professor)
Tumor microenvironment; intravital imaging; tumor-associated myeloid cells; breast cancer

Engel, Tatiana (Assistant Professor)
Neural dynamics and computation, neural circuit models, machine learning, stochastic processes, dynamical systems theory, decision-making, attention

Fearon, Douglas (Professor)
Cancer immunology, pancreatic cancer, mouse models

Furukawa, Hiro (Professor)
Membrane proteins, X-ray crystallography, electrophysiology, neurodegenerative disease

Gillis, Jesse (Associate Professor)
Gene networks; gene function prediction; guilt by association; neuropsychiatric; hub genes; multifunctionality; computational genomics

Gingeras, Thomas (Professor)
Genome-wide organization of transcription and the functional roles of non-protein coding RNAs

Hammell, Christopher (Associate Professor)
Post-transcriptional gene regulation; control of animal developmental timing; RNA biology

Hammell, Molly (Assistant Professor)
Gene regulatory networks; integrated genomic analysis; bioinformatics; RNA biology; small RNAs

Huang, Z. Josh (Professor)
Development and function of the GABAergic inhibitory circuitry in neocortex; cortical circuits; mouse genetics; developmental plasticity; neurogenomics; autism

Iossifov, Ivan (Associate Professor)
Computational biology; molecular networks; human genetics; human disease; applied statistical and machine learning; biomedical text-mining; molecular evolution

Jackson, David (Professor)
Plant development; stem cell signaling; genomics and imaging

Joshua-Tor, Leemor (Professor & HHMI Investigator)
Structural biology; nucleic acid regulation; RNAi; molecular recognition; X-ray crystallography

Kepecs, Adam (Professor)
Decision-making; neural circuits; behavioral electrophysiology; theoretical neuroscience; neuroeconomics

Kinney, Justin (Assistant Professor)
Sequence-function relationships; machine learning; biophysics; transcriptional regulation

Koulakov, Alexei (Professor)
Theoretical neurobiology; quantitative principles of cortical design; computer science; applied mathematics

Krainer, Adrian R. (Professor)
Posttranscriptional control of gene expression; alternative splicing; splicing in genetic diseases and cancer; splicing-targeted antisense therapeutics

Krasnitz, Alexander (Associate Professor)
In silico genomics of cancer; single-cell genomics; inference from noisy biological data; large-scale numerical computing

Lee, Je H. (Assistant Professor)
Single-cell, in situ RNA-seq, non-coding RNA, spatial genomics, cancer microenvironment, pancreatic cancer

Levy, Dan (Assistant Professor)
Computational biology; human genetics; phylogenetics; copy number variation

Li, Bo (Professor)
Synapse; physiology and plasticity; neural circuits; fear processing; reward processing; rodent behaviors related to mental disorders

Lippman, Zachary (Professor)
Plant developmental genetics; mechanisms of phase transitions for flowering time and inflorescence branching; heterosis

Lyon, Gholson (Assistant Professor)
Biochemistry, amino-terminal acetylation of proteins,human genetics, neuropsychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing

Maki, Robert (Professor)
Sarcoma, clinical trials, medical oncology, translational research, tumor microenvironment, angiogenesis, epigenetics

Martienssen, Rob (Professor & HHMI Investigator)
Plant genetics; transposons; development; gene regulation; DNA methylation

McCandlish, David (Assistant Professor)
Computational biology; sequence-function relationships; population genetics; protein evolution; machine learning

McCombie, W. Richard (Professor)
Genomics of psychiatric disorders; genomics of cancer; computational genomics; plant genomics

Mills, Alea A. (Professor)
Cancer; development; aging; senescence; epigenetics

Mitra, Partha P. (Professor)
Neuroscience and theoretical biology

Osten, Pavel (Associate Professor)
Neurobiology of autism and schizophrenia; gene expression-based mapping of brain activity; anatomical mapping of brain connectivity; high throughput microscopy

Pedmale, Ullas (Assistant Professor)
Plant growth, signaling, genomics, development, plant-environment interactions

Shea, Stephen (Associate Professor)
Olfaction; audition; communication behaviors; in vivo electrophysiology; individual recognition

Siepel, Adam (Professor)
Computational biology, population genetics, computational genomics, molecular evolution, gene regulation

Sordella, Raffaella (Associate Professor)
Molecular therapeutics; signal transduction

Spector, David L. (Professor & Director of Research)
Cell biology; gene expression; nuclear structure; microscopy; non-coding RNAs

Stenlund, Arne (Associate Professor)
Papillomavirus; cancer; DNA replication

Stillman, Bruce (President & Professor)
Cancer; cell cycle; DNA replication; chromatin assembly; biochemistry; yeast genetics

Timmermans, Marja (Professor)
Small RNA regulation, pattern formation, stem cell function, plant development

Tollkuhn, Jessica (Assistant Professor)
Transcriptional regulation; chromatin; critical periods in neurodevelopment; steroid hormones and behavior

Tonks, Nicholas (Professor)
Posttranslational modification; phosphorylation; phosphatases; signal transduction; protein structure and function

Trotman, Lloyd (Professor)
Cancer modeling and treatment; Senescence and tumor progression; cancer visualization; PTEN regulation

Tuveson, David (Professor)
Pancreatic cancer, experimental therapeutics, diagnostics, mouse models, cancer genetics

Vakoc, Christopher (Associate Professor)
Chromatin; transcriptional regulation; acute myeloid leukemia; BET bromodomains; lysine methyltransferases

Van Aelst, Linda (Professor)
Signal transduction; Ras and Rho proteins; tumorigenesis; neuronal development and disorders

Ware, Doreen (Adjunct Associate Professor)
Genomics; genome evolution; genetic diversity; gene regulation; plant biology; computational biology

Wigler, Michael (Professor)
Human genetic disorders; population genetics; cancer genomics

Zador, Anthony (Professor)
Neural circuits; sensory processing, attention and decision making; attention; molecular tool development; connectomics

Zheng, Hongwu (Assistant Professor)
Malignant gliomagenesis; animal modeling; stem cell renewal/differentiation; genetic and epigenetic regulation

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Non-Research Faculty

Gann, Alexander (WSBS Professor & Dean)

Grodzicker, Terri (Dean of Academic Affairs)

Inglis, John R. (Executive Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press)

Micklos, David A. (Executive Director of the Dolan DNA Learning Center)

Stewart, David J. (Executive Director of Meetings & Courses, WSBS Professor)

Watson, James D. (Oliver R. Grace Professor Emeritus/Chancellor Emeritus)

Witkowski, Jan A. (WSBS Professor)

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CSHL Fellows

Sheltzer, Jason (CSHL Fellow)
Cancer genetics, aneuploidy, genome dosage imbalances, systems biology

Zhang, Lingbo (CSHL Fellow)
Normal and malignant hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells; self-renewal; cancer metabolism; myelodysplastic syndrome; leukemia

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Quantitative Biology Fellows

Research Scientists

Chang, Kenneth (Research Assistant Professor/Manager, Functional Genomics)

Hicks, Jim (Adjunct Research Professor)
Genomics; cancer genes;

Lyons, Scott (Research Assistant Professor/Manager, Animal Imaging)

Pappin, Darryl (Research Professor)
Proteomics, mass spectrometry, protein chemistry

Yeh, Johannes (Research Assistant Professor/Mgr, Antibody & Phage Display)

Ronemus, Michael (Research Assistant Professor)

Yoon, Seungtai (Research Assistant Professor)

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Research Staff

Alexander, Joan (Research Investigator, Wigler laboratory)

Arun, Gayatri (Research Investigator, Spector laboratory)

El Demerdash, Osama (Computer Scientist, Vakoc laboratory)

Esposito, Diane (Director of Research Compliance/Research Investigator)

Faehnle, Christopher (Research Investigator, Joshua-Tor laboratory)

Gao, Qing (Research Investigator, Trotman laboratory)

Gauss, Carla (Research Investigator, Tonks & Pappin laboratories)

Goodwin, Sara (Research Investigator/Project Manager CCG Shared Resources)

Henry, Gilbert (Research Investigator, Zador laboratory)

Hossain, Manzar (Research Investigator, Stillman laboratory)

Kumar, Vivek (Computer Scientist, Ware laboratory)

Lee, Yoon-Ha (Research Investigator, Wigler laboratory)

Li, Leyi (Director, Gene Targeting Shared Resource, Mills laboratory)

Park, Youngkyu (Research Investigator, Tuveson laboratory)

Regulski, Michael (Research Investigator, Martienssen laboratory)

Sheu, Yi-Jun (Research Investigator, Stillman laboratory)

Skopelitis, Damianos (Research Investigator, Timmermans laboratory)

Spector, Mona (Research Investigator, Wigler laboratory)

Sridevi, Priya (Research Investigator, Tuveson laboratory)

Stepansky, Asya (Research Investigator, Wigler laboratory)

Tiriac, Herve (Research Investigator, Tuveson laboratory)

Wang, Zihua (Senior Research Investigator, Wigler laboratory)

Yamrom, Boris (Senior Computer Scientist, Wigler laboratory)

Yu, Kai (Research Investigator, Li laboratory)

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Adjunct Faculty

Hannon, Gregory (Adjunct Professor & HHMI Investigator)
Growth control in mammalian cells; post-transcriptional gene silencing

Schatz, Michael (Adjunct Associate Professor)
Genomics; DNA sequencing; genome assembly & validation; sequence alignment; high performance and multicore computing; parallel algorithms; cloud computing

Turner, Glenn (Adjunct Associate Professor)
Neural coding; learning and memory; sensory processing; Drosophila; electrophysiology

Lowe, Scott (Adjunct Professor)

Norton, Larry (Adjunct Professor)

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Visiting Faculty

Ridley, Mathew (Visiting Professor)

Weisbrod, Stuart (Visiting Professor)

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Current as of January 1, 2014. Updated Quarterly.