Meet Our Stem Cell and Cancer Biology Program Team

The stem cell and cancer biology research team at the NCI-designated Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center includes nationally recognized basic and translational investigators. Their groundbreaking work provides vital insights into the biological processes that lead to the development and progression of blood cancers and other malignancies. The team also works to develop novel targets for drug development, reflecting our focus on translating cutting-edge scientific discoveries into improved clinical outcomes and new life-saving treatments.

Stem Cell and Cancer Biology Program Team Leaders

Get to know the experts who direct the Cancer Center’s stem cell and cancer biology research team. These exceptional, experienced leaders steer our investigators’ efforts to develop new cellular-based strategies and discoveries for cancer prevention.

Britta Will, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Stem Cell and Cancer Biology Program Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes cancer biologists, stem cell scientists and other medical investigators. Their skilled, diverse expertise helps translate new scientific discoveries into actionable knowledge for improving cancer care.

Esperanza Arias-Perez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Leonard H. Augenlicht, PhD

Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Nicholas E. Baker, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

Eric E. Bouhassira, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Teresa V. Bowman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Hannes E. Buelow, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Roger L. Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Robert A. Coleman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Winfried Edelmann, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Dmitry Fyodorov, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Matthew J. Gamble, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Harris Goldstein, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jean M. Hebert, PhD

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Derek M. Huffman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Andreas Jenny, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Irwin J. Kurland, MD, Phd

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Lindsay M. LaFave, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Satish K. Nandakumar, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Pabitra K. Parua, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Jeffrey E. Pessin, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Charles C. Query, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Matthew D. Scharff, MD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Carl L. Schildkraut, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Julie Secombe, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

David Shechter, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Robert H. Singer, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Kamini Singh, Assistant Professor

Kamini Singh, Assistant Professor

Arthur I. Skoultchi, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

E. Richard Stanley, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Pamela Stanley, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Ulrich G. Steidl, MD, PhD

Deputy Director, and Associate Director for Basic Science, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center

Kristy R. Stengel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Amit K. Verma, MD

Director, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Program

Jan Vijg, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

Ian Willis, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

B. Hilda Ye, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology