Scott D. Emr is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. Dr. Emr is a member of the Graduate Field of Genetics, Genomics and Development, the Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Graduate Field of Molecular and Integrative Physiology.
Jeremy Baskin is an Assistant Professor and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. The Baskin Lab employs a unique blend of chemical biology and cell biology to answer fundamental questions about lipid signaling. Research Highlights
Tony Bretscher is a Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He is a member of the Graduate Fields of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Genetics and Development. The Bretscher lab studies how microfilaments contribute to the functional organization of eukaryotic cells, using two model systems. Research Highlights
Tobias Dörr is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.
The Dörr lab employs bacterial genetics and biochemistry to study mechanisms of bacterial growth and antibiotic resistance.
Chris Fromme is an Associate Professor in the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. The Fromme lab is interested in how proteins and membranes are trafficked within eukaryotic cells. Research Highlights
Chun Han is the new Nancy M. and Samuel C. Fleming Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology & Genetics, and the newest addition to the Weill Institute. The Han lab studies the mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis using Drosophila sensory neurons as a model system.
Fenghua Hu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics and a member of the Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology. The Hu lab is interested in studying signaling pathways and mechanisms involved in neuro-degeneration, and in dissecting the disease mechanism of Frontal temporal lobe degeneration (FTLD) due to mutations in the progranulin gene.
Jan Lammerding joined Cornell University and the Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology in 2011, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The Lammerding lab is focused on subcellular mechanics and the cellular signaling response to mechanical stimulation. Research Highlights
Yuxin Mao is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics, and a member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. The Mao Lab is particularly interested in the role of PIs - a group of phospholipids concentrated at cytosolic leaflet of cellular membranes - in membrane trafficking. Research Highlights
Adrienne Roeder is a Nancy M. & Samuel C. Fleming Term Assistant Professor at the the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Plant Biology. In the Roeder Lab, we are interested in how growth and cell divisions contribute to the both the development and patterning of specialized cell types in plants - a process which requires analysis of development in space and time. Research Highlights
Marcus Smolka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and a member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology. The Smolka lab's fundamental research interest is in the mechanisms of genome maintenance, and we focus on the key roles of DNA damage checkpoint kinases (ATR, ATM, CHK1 and CHK2). Research Highlights
Haiyuan Yu is a Professor in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology and a member of the Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology. The Yu lab's researches the broad area of Biomedical Systems Biology, aiming to understand gene functions and their relationships within complex molecular networks, and how perturbations to such systems may lead to various human diseases. Research Highlights