Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories


Within Memorial Hospital, many scientists lead research laboratories, including some physician-scientists who apply insights from the clinic to their laboratory work. Our investigators conduct research ranging from analyzing genetic changes in patient tumor samples to developing new imaging techniques to studying the best ways to optimize radiation therapy delivery.

Learn more about our investigators who head basic and translational research laboratories within Memorial Hospital.

Pictured: Dr. Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab

Edward P. Evans Chair in MDS, Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies, Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program & Leukemia Service

Prasad S. Adusumilli
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Cristina R. Antonescu, MD
Cristina R. Antonescu

Director, Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

Samuel Bakhoum, MD, PhD
Samuel Bakhoum

Assistant Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program; Assistant Attending, Department of Radiation Oncology

Pictured: Dr. Vinod Balachandran
Vinod Balachandran

Member, David. M Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Michael Berger, Associate Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
Michael F. Berger

Associate Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

Adrienne A. Boire, MD, PhD
Adrienne A. Boire
Dr. Michelle Bradbury
Michelle S. Bradbury

Director of Intraoperative Imaging, Radiology

The Chrysothemis Brown Lab
Chrysothemis Brown
Pictured: Brett S. Carver
Brett S. Carver
Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty
Sarat Chandarlapaty
Pictured: Yu Chen
Yu Chen
Emily H. Cheng, MD, PhD
Emily H. Cheng

Attending Pathologist, Department of Pathology; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

The Nai-Kong Cheung Lab
Nai-Kong V. Cheung

Enid A. Haupt Chair in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics

Pictured: Ping Chi
Ping Chi
Aimee Crago, MD, PhD
Aimee Crago
Pictured: Amita Shukla Dave
Amita Shukla Dave

Director, Quantitative Imaging; Deputy Service Chief Predictive Informatics

Joseph O. Deasy, PhD
Joseph O. Deasy

Chair, Department of Medical Physics; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Medical Physics

Liang Deng, MD, PhD
Liang Deng
Pictured: James Fagin
James A. Fagin

Chief, Endocrinology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital

Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, PhD
Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman
Jada Hamilton
Jada G. Hamilton

Assistant Attending Psychologist

Alan M. Hanash, MD, PhD
Alan M. Hanash
Jennifer Hay
Jennifer L. Hay

Attending Psychologist

Pictured: Daniel Higginson
Daniel S. Higginson

Radiation Oncologist

Pictured: Dr. Tobias Hohl
Tobias M. Hohl

Chief, Infectious Diseases Service

Pictured: Katharine C. Hsu
Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

John L. Humm, PhD
John L. Humm

Chief, Imaging and Spectroscopic Physics; Vice Chair, Research

Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue

David M. Rubenstein Center Chair for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Dr. Andrew Intlekofer
Andrew M. Intlekofer
Pictured: Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
David R. Jones, MD
David R. Jones
Pictured: Lee Jones
Lee Jones
Pictured: Kayvan R. Keshari
Kayvan R. Keshari
Christopher A. Klebanoff
Christopher A. Klebanoff

Assistant attending and member, IOS-HOPP, MSKCC

Jason A. Koutcher, MD, PhD
Jason A. Koutcher
The Andrew Kung Lab
Andrew Kung

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Pictured: Marc Ladanyi
Marc Ladanyi
Pictured: Dr. Ross Levine
Ross L. Levine
Pictured: Jason Lewis
Jason S. Lewis

Emily Tow Jackson Chair in Oncology

The Gloria Li Lab
Gloria C. Li
Piro Lito, MD, PhD
Piro Lito
Gikas S. Mageras, PhD
Gikas S. Mageras

Attending Staff

Pictured: Babak J. Mehrara
Babak J. Mehrara
Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff
Ingo K. Mellinghoff
The Luc Morris Lab
Luc Morris
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit
Irene Orlow
Irene Orlow

Attending Biologist

Ying-Xian Pan
Ying-Xian Pan
Eli Papemmanuil
Elli Papaemmanuil
The Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty Lab
Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty
Pictured: Vladimir Ponomarev
Vladimir Ponomarev
Simon N. Powell, MD, PhD
Simon N. Powell
Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD
Milind Rajadhyaksha
Pictured: Shyam Rao
Shyam S. Rao
Pictured: Jorge S. Reis-Filho
Jorge S. Reis-Filho
The Ed Reznik Lab
Ed Reznik
Michael H. A.  Roehrl, MD, PhD
Michael H. A. Roehrl

Director, Precision Pathology Biobanking Center; Associate Pathologist

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Charles M. Rudin
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Adam Schmitt
Adam Schmitt
Nikolaus Schultz
Nikolaus Schultz

Head of Knowledge Systems, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

Sohrab Shah
Sohrab Shah
Pictured: Samuel Singer
Samuel Singer
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
Bhuvanesh Singh
Pictured: David Solit
David B. Solit

Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon
Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar
Pictured: Laura H. Tang
Laura H. Tang
The Wesley Tansey Lab
Wesley Tansey
Sunitha B. Thakur, PhD
Sunitha B. Thakur
The Santosha Vardhana Lab
Santosha Vardhana
Britta  Weigelt, PhD
Britta Weigelt

Director, Gynecology DMT Research Laboratory

Pictured: Martin R. Weiser
Martin R. Weiser
Pictured: Richard Wong
Richard J. Wong
Pictured: Dr. Yukako Yagi
Yukako Yagi
Pictured: James Young
James W. Young
Pictured: Pat Zanzonico
Pat B. Zanzonico