Board of Directors

Russell L. Carson

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Russell L. Carson

NYGC Board Co-Chair Chairman, The Carson Family Charitable Trust. Co-Founder and General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Ivan G. Seidenberg

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Ivan G. Seidenberg

NYGC Board Co-Chair Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD

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Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Medicine, Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer, NYU Langone Health 
Eli Casdin

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Eli Casdin

Chief Investment Officer, Casdin Capital, LLC
Dennis S. Charney, MD

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Dennis S. Charney, MD

Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System
Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

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Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine, Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University
Nicholas Donofrio

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Nicholas Donofrio

Fellow Emeritus, Executive Vice President Innovation and Technology, IBM (retired)
John B. Ehrenkranz

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John B. Ehrenkranz

Chief Investment Officer, Ehrenkranz Partners
Anthony B. Evnin, PhD

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Anthony B. Evnin, PhD

Partner, Venrock
Lee Goldman, MD, MPH

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Lee Goldman, MD, MPH

Dean, Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and Chief Executive, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Weslie R. Janeway

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Weslie R. Janeway

Director, Finistere Charitable Foundation
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP

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Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP

Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Stony Brook University
Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD

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Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD

President, The Rockefeller University
Edison T. Liu, MD

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Edison T. Liu, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Jackson Laboratory
Tom Maniatis, PhD

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Tom Maniatis, PhD

Evnin Family Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer, New York Genome Center, Isidore S. Edelman Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, Founding Director, Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative
Cheryl A. Moore

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Cheryl A. Moore

President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Genome Center
Herbert Pardes, MD

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Herbert Pardes, MD

Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Frank E. Richardson, MA, JD

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Frank E. Richardson, MA, JD

Co-Founder & Senior Advisory Partner, Sentinel Capital Partners
Frank V. Sica

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Frank V. Sica

Partner, Tailwind Capital
Jim Simons, PhD

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Jim Simons, PhD

Chair, Simons Foundation Chair, Euclidean Capital, LLC Board Chair, Renaissance Technologies
Steven D. Singer

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Steven D. Singer

Partner, WilmerHale
Bruce Stillman, PhD

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Bruce Stillman, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Craig B. Thompson, MD

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Craig B. Thompson, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS

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Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS

The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Montefiore Medicine
Kevin J. Tracey, MD

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Kevin J. Tracey, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Professor of Neurosurgery and Molecular Medicine, Zucker school of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Senior Management

Tom Maniatis, PhD

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Tom Maniatis, PhD

Evnin Family Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer
Cheryl A. Moore

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Cheryl A. Moore

President and Chief Operating Officer
Carol Ashe

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Carol Ashe

Chief Business Officer
Ana Bastiani-Posner

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Ana Bastiani-Posner

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
Soren Germer, PhD

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Soren Germer, PhD

Senior Vice President, Genome Technologies
Kathleen Kearns

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Kathleen Kearns

Vice President, Development & Communications
Elizabeth O’Brien

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Elizabeth O’Brien

Vice President and General Counsel

Faculty and Senior Scientists

Scientific Director and Core Faculty

Tom Maniatis, PhD

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Tom Maniatis, PhD

Evnin Family Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer
Marcin Imielinski, MD, PhD

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Marcin Imielinski, MD, PhD

Core Faculty Member
Ivan Iossifov, PhD

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Ivan Iossifov, PhD

Core Faculty Member, Assistant Investigator
David A. Knowles, PhD

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David A. Knowles, PhD

Core Faculty Member
Dan A. Landau, MD, PhD

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Dan A. Landau, MD, PhD

Core Faculty Member
Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD

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Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD

Core Faculty Member
Hemali Phatnani, PhD

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Hemali Phatnani, PhD

Director of the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease
Neville Sanjana, PhD

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Neville Sanjana, PhD

Core Faculty Member
Rahul Satija, PhD

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Rahul Satija, PhD

Core Faculty Member

Senior Scientists

Soren Germer, PhD

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Soren Germer, PhD

Senior Vice President, Genome Technologies
Nico Robine, PhD

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Nico Robine, PhD

Assistant Director, Computational Biology
Peter Smibert, PhD

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Peter Smibert, PhD

Senior Manager, Technology Innovation
Michael Zody, PhD

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Michael Zody, PhD

Scientific Director of Computational Biology

Associate Members

Simon Tavaré, PhD

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Simon Tavaré, PhD

Senior Associate Core Member
Harold Varmus, MD

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Harold Varmus, MD

Senior Associate Core Member
Mike Wigler, PhD

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Mike Wigler, PhD

Senior Associate Core Member
Evan Eichler, PhD

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Evan Eichler, PhD

Associate Member

Affiliate Members

The NYGC provides Affiliate Memberships to external academic researchers who have a significant interest in and commitment to the scientific life and work of the NYGC, and will contribute to and benefit from the NYGC’s mission.

Researchers who hold primary academic and/or clinical appointments at Institutional Founding Member and Institutional Associate Member organizations are eligible to be considered for an appointment as Affiliate Members.

The NYGC currently has 82 Affiliate Members, hailing from 15 academic institutions across the country. Please email Affiliate affiliate@nygenome.org if you are interested in applying to the program.

NYGC AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Cory Abate-Shen, PhD,
Columbia University
Michael Berger, PhD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Richard Bonneau, PhD,
New York University
Kristen Brennand, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joseph Buxbaum, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Andrea Califano, PhD,
Columbia University
Lewis Cantley, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD,
New York University
Alexander Charney, MD, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Wendy Chung, MD, PhD,
Columbia University
Dalton Conley, PhD,
Princeton University
Christopher Cunniff, MD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Philip De Jager, MD, PhD,
Columbia University
Olivier Elemento, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Eleazar Eskin, PhD,
UCLA
Howard A. Fine, MD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Erin Flaherty, PhD,
Columbia University
Fieke Froeling, MD, PhD,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD,
Columbia University
Jellert Gaublomme, PhD,
Columbia University
Thomas R. Gingeras, PhD,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Alison Goate, DPhil,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
John Greally, MD, PhD,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Cheryl Y. Hayashi, PhD,
American Museum of Natural History
George Hripcsak, MD,
Columbia University
Benjamin Izar, MD, PhD,
Columbia University
Simon John, PhD,
Columbia University
Marko Jovanovic, PhD,
Columbia University
Eimear Kenny, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ekta Khurana, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Jennie Kline, PhD,
Columbia University
Andrew Kung, MD, PhD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Steven Kushner, MD, PhD,
Columbia University
Marc Ladanyi, MD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Todd Lencz, PhD
Northwell Health/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Ross Levine, MD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Steven Lipkin, MD, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Massimo Loda, MD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
David Lyden, MD, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Christopher Mason, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
W. Richard McCombie, PhD,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Ari Melnick, MD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Vilas Menon, PhD,
Columbia University
JJ Miranda, PhD,
Barnard College
Bud Mishra, PhD,
New York University
Juan Miguel Mosquera, MD, MSc,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Parvathi A. Myer, MD,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD,
New York University
Kenneth Offit, MD
Memorial Sloan Ketting Cancer Center
William Oh, MD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chiraag D. Patel, MD,
Stony Brook University
Paz Polak, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Scott Powers, PhD,
Stony Brook University
Molly Przeworski, PhD,
Columbia University
Raul Rabadan, PhD,
Columbia University
Ben Raphael, PhD,
Princeton University
M. Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Kevin A Roth, MD, PhD,
Columbia University
Panos Roussos, MD, PhD,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Anil Rustgi, MD,
Columbia University
Charles Sawyers, MD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Nikolaus Schultz, PhD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Sohrab P. Shah, PhD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yufeng Shen, PhD,
Columbia University
Kosaku Shinoda, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adam Siepel, PhD,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jane Skok, PhD,
New York University
Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Matija Snuderl, MD,
New York University
Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD,
The Rockefeller University
Allison Taylor, PhD,
Columbia University
Barry S. Taylor, PhD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David Tuveson, MD, PhD,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Krishna Veeramah, PhD,
Stony Brook University
Thomas Vierbuchen, PhD,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Julia Wattacheril, MD,
Columbia University
George Weinstock, PhD,
The Jackson Laboratory
Hynek Wichterle, PhD
Columbia University
Itai Yanai, PhD,
New York University
Chaolin Zhang, PhD,
Columbia University

Scientific Working Groups

The NYGC has established scientific working groups with the objective of bringing together NYGC researchers and the scientific community to advance disease-based research in areas where our strengths and experience can make a significant difference.

  • Neurodegenerative Disease Working Group, led by Alison Goate, DPhil, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Hemali Phatnani, PhD, NYGC, and Phil De Jager, PhD, MD, MMSc, Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
  • Neuropsychiatric Disease Working Group
  • Computational Cancer Genomics Working Group, led by Simon Tavaré, PhD, NYGC and Columbia University, and Sohrab Shah, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Enabling Innovation Working Group
  • Population Genomics Working Group, led by Adam Siepel, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Eimear Kenny, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • Genome Center Cancer Group, led by Harold Varmus, MD, NYGC and Weill Cornell, and Charles Sawyer, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.