Multidisciplinary Approach

The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine is a translational research hub, where a team that includes clinicians, basic scientists, pathologists, and computational biologists that are directing their collective expertise to pinpoint the molecular underpinnings of disease and spur the discovery of novel therapies.

Core Team

Himisha Beltran
Himisha Beltran
Director of Clinical and Translational Research
Himisha Beltran, MD, a medical oncologist and physician scientist, is Director of Clinical Activities at The Caryl and Israel Englander Institute...
Olivier Elemento
Olivier Elemento
Director, Englander Institute for Precision Medicine
Olivier Elemento, PhD is the Director of the  Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine. He is also Associate Director of the...
Juan Miguel Mosquera
Juan Miguel Mosquera
Director of Pathology
Juan Miguel Mosquera, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, an Assistant Attending...
Andrea Sboner
Andrea Sboner
Director of Informatics and Computational Biology
Andrea Sboner, Ph.D., is the Director of Informatics and Computational Biology and an Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics in...
Wei Song
Wei Song
Director, Clinical Genomic Laboratory
Wei Song, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Clinical Genomic Laboratory at the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, an Assistant Professor of...
EIPM Members
Eleni Andreopoulou
Eleni Andreopoulou
Breast Center Research Director
  Dr. Andreopoulou completed her training in major academic institutions in both Europe and the U.S. In addition to her active clinical...
Karla Ballman
Karla Ballman
Chief of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  Dr. Ballman specializes in designing clinical trials, analyzing complex data, and developing molecular signatures that can help predict...
Christopher Barbieri
Christopher Barbieri
Assistant Professor
Christopher Barbieri, MD is a urologic surgeon whose long-term goal is the definition of distinct molecular classes of prostate cancer, functional...
Bishoy Faltas
Bishoy Faltas
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Bishoy Morris Faltas, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending in the Genitourinary Oncology...
Jeffrey Greenfield
Jeffrey Greenfield
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
  Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, Ph.D. is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. In addition, he sees certain...
Monica Guzman
Monica Guzman
Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine
  Dr. Guzman is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine, appointed in the Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology in the...
Iman Hajirasouliha
Iman Hajirasouliha
Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics in Computational Biomedicine
Iman Hajirasouliha, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics in Computational Biomedicine and an Assistant Professor of...
Duane Hassane
Duane Hassane
Assistant Professor of Computational Biomedicine in Medicine
Dr. Hassane is an Assistant Professor of Computational Biomedicine in Medicine. He is also Director of Leukemia Genomics in the Caryl and Israel...
Yariv Houvras
Yariv Houvras
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Yariv Houvras, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician-scientist with a clinical focus on treating patients with advanced thyroid cancers. He completed...
Marcin Imielinski
Marcin Imielinski
Assistant Professor
Marcin Imielinski M.D., Ph.D, holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics and Assistant Professor of Pathology and...
Giorgio Inghirami
Giorgio Inghirami
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Giorgio Inghirami, M.D.  is a practicing hematopathologist and a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and an Attending Pathologist...
Ekta Khurana
Ekta Khurana
Assistant Professor
Ekta Khurana is an Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her lab research falls under the broad categories of...
Michael Kluk
Michael Kluk
Director of Molecular and Genomic Pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine
Michael Kluk, MD, PhD is the Director of Molecular and Genomic Pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine.  His focus is the integration of clinical...
Jan Krumsiek
Jan Krumsiek
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
  Joining the Englander Institute in 2018, Dr. Krumsiek specializes in bioinformatics methods for omics research, with a particular focus on...
Steven Lipkin
Steven Lipkin
Professor of Medicine
  Steven M. Lipkin, MD, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Weill-Cornell Program in Mendelian Genetics, Director of the Adult...
Ana Molina
Ana Molina
Clinical Scholar in Hematology-Oncology
  Dr. Ana M. Molina joined WCM Genitourinary (GU) Oncology as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and...
David Nanus
David Nanus
Mark W. Pasmantier Professor of Hematology and Oncology in Medicine
David Michael Nanus, M.D. is interested in improving the care of patients with cancer through research aimed at developing new and more effective...
Allyson Ocean
Allyson Ocean
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  Dr. Allyson Ocean is a medical oncologist and attending physician in gastrointestinal oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill...
Qiulu Pan
Qiulu Pan
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  Dr. Pan received Ph.D. training in China, where he was a pediatric hematologist/oncologist. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the...
David Pisapia
David Pisapia
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
David Pisapia, M.D. is a neuropathologist committed to treating every surgical specimen received with the utmost care and attention.  Patients and...
Geoffrey Pitt
Geoffrey Pitt
The Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  Geoffrey Pitt, M.D., Ph.D. is a cardiologist and physician-scientist whose research focuses on diseases caused by abnormal function of ion...
Shahin Rafii
Shahin Rafii
Arthur B. Belfer Professor of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
  Dr. Shahin Rafii, a board-certified hematologist-oncologist, is engaged in basic and translational research as well as patient care. He is...
Rema Rao
Rema Rao
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College
  Rema Rao, M.D., F.C.A.P., F.A.S.C.P. completed her medical training at JJM Medical College in India. Dr. Rao went on to do a residency in...
Hanna Rennert
Hanna Rennert
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hanna Rennert, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G. is Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at...
David Rickman
David Rickman
Assistant Professor
David Rickman, PhD, is a molecular biologist and an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Rickman’s interest in...
Brian Robinson
Brian Robinson
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  Dr. Brian Robinson is a board-certified anatomic pathologist with subspecialty interest in genitourinary (GU) pathology. After finishing...
Ashish Saxena
Ashish Saxena
Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Dr. Ashish Saxena is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at the...
Manish Shah
Manish Shah
Associate Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology
Manish Shah, M.D. is an international thought leader in drug development and the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is a distinguished...
Ankur Singh
Ankur Singh
Assistant Professor
Ankur Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Singh has strong...
Karsten Suhre
Karsten Suhre
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Dr. Karsten Suhre is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) and the director of its...
Scott Tagawa
Scott Tagawa
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS is the Richard A. Stratton Associate Professor in Hematology and Oncology, an Associate Professor of Clinical...
Wayne Tam
Wayne Tam
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  Wayne Tam, M.D., Ph.D.received his undergraduate education at The Johns Hopkins University with honors and subsequently graduated from the...
Jenny Xiang
Jenny Xiang
Director, Genomics Resources Core Facility
  Jenny Xiang, MD has been running the Genomics Resources Core Facility (GRCF) since 2000, has many years of experience with high throughput...
Yu Haiyuan
Yu Haiyuan
Associate Professor of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology at Cornell University
  Yu Haiyuan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology (BSCB), College of Agriculture and Life...
Jonathan Zippin
Jonathan Zippin
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
  Jonathan Hale Zippin M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Attending Dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of...
EIPM Team
Akanksha Verma
Akanksha Verma
Programmer/Bioinformatics Analyst
Graduate student at Weill Cornell Medical College in Computational Biology and Medicine. She has been working since 2014 as a...
Alexandros Sigaras
Alexandros Sigaras
Senior Research Associate in Computational Biomedicine
Alexandros is a Senior Research Associate in Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. He develops software solutions for the Englander...
Alison Ferguson
Alison Ferguson
Postdoctoral Associate
Alison Ferguson, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, Ph.D. The University of Sydney, Honours University of New South Wales, B.S. University of South...
Anastasia Tsomides
Anastasia Tsomides
Research Technician I
Anastasia Tsomides joined us right after graduation from Connecticut College. Her concentration is in cellular and molecular biology and is...
Aram Vosoughi
Aram Vosoughi
Research Fellow
Aram Vosoughi, MD, is a  Genitourinary Pathology fellow in our lab.  His research focus is on DNA repair pathways alterations in urothelial...
Asaf Poran
Asaf Poran
Doctoral Student
Asaf Poran is a Doctoral Student working with the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Olivier Elemento and...
Ashley Stephen Doane
Ashley Stephen Doane
Ph.D. Candidate
Ashley Stephen Doane, Ph.D. Candidate, Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Ashley is a...
Bhavneet Bhinder
Bhavneet Bhinder
Sr. Bioinformatics Analyst
Immunotherapy, boosting body’s own immunity to fight disease, has emerged as a frontrunner in cancer therapeutics. While some patients benefit...
Casey Hebding
Casey Hebding
Research Technician I
Casey Hebding is a Research Technician in our lab.  Casey focuses on supporting lab members in all aspects of their projects, as well as general...
Coryandar Gilvary
Coryandar Gilvary
PhD Candidate
  Bio coming soon…
Cynthia Cheung 
Cynthia Cheung 
Research Technician II
Cynthia Cheung is a Research Technician II, and her focus is working with patient-derived tumor models in our organoid lab. She is responsible for...
Danielle Pancirer
Danielle Pancirer
Laboratory Specialist
Danielle Pancirer is a Lab Technologist for the Clinical Genomics Laboratory. She holds a B.A. from New York University and has been working in...
David Wilkes
David Wilkes
Research Associate
David Wilkes, PhD, is a Research Associate in our lab.  His research focus is on investigating DNA damage response gene mutations in prostate...
Elyze C. Merzier 
Elyze C. Merzier 
Lab Courier
Elyze C. Merzier is a Laboratory Assistant in the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine’s Clinical Genomics Lab. His primary role is the...
Eva Park
Eva Park
Lab Technologist
Eva is a New York certified Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the Englander for Precision Medicine Genomics Lab. Graduating from Seoul National...
Evan Fernandez
Evan Fernandez
Bioinformatics Analyst
  Evan Fernandez is a Bioinformatics Analyst for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine. He helps process and integrate data, such as...
Evan Sticca
Evan Sticca
Bioinformatics Analyst
Evan has been assisting in the development of pipelines for bioinformatics analyses in the context of clinically relevant results for cancer...
Fanying Tang
Fanying Tang
Graduate Student
Fanying Tang is a Graduate Student in our lab.  Fanying’s research focus in the study of tumor heterogeneity with single cell RNA seq.  She...
Gloria Cheang 
Gloria Cheang 
Lab Lead Technologist
Gloria Cheang is a Lab Lead Technologist in the Englander for Precision Medicine’s Clinical Genomics Lab.  As Lab Lead, she oversees the day...
Gunkeshi Rajoria 
Gunkeshi Rajoria 
Lab Quality Supervisor
Gunkeshi “Raja” Rajoria is the Lab Quality Supervisor in our Clinical Genomics Lab. Raja focuses on quality management in the lab...
Hung V. Tran  
Hung V. Tran  
Lab Technologist
Hung V. Tran is a Lab Technologist for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine’s clinical genomics lab.  He specializes in performing...
Inji Baek
Inji Baek
Laboratory Technologist
Inji Baek is working as a Lab technologist, she holds a New York State certificated Clinical laboratory technologist license and earned her Master...
Jamal Elkhader
Jamal Elkhader
PhD Student
Jamal Elkhader, PhD Student at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Jeff Catalano
Jeff Catalano
Operations Manager, Clinical Genomics Lab
Jeff Catalano is the Operations Manager for our Clinical Genomics Laboratory.  His passion is for patient care and building products and teams...
Jonathan Shoag
Jonathan Shoag
Senior Clinical Associate
Jonathan (Yoni) Shoag, MD, is a Senior Clinical Associate for the Institute for Precision Medicine, and a Resident Physician at NewYork...
Judy Hess
Judy Hess
Research Technician I
Judy Hess, B.S. Tufts University, is a Research Technician I, at Beltran lab, which is focused on understanding mechanisms of treatment resistance...
Jyothi Manohar
Jyothi Manohar
Research Program Specialist
Jyothi Manohar M.P.H., University of Michigan, is a Research Program Specialist for Precision Medicine Case and Data Management with Clinical...
Ken Eng
Ken Eng
Principle Bioinformatics Engineer
Genomics already has an important role in guiding therapeutic decision making. As we integrate genomic information of varying resolution...
Kevin Delfino
Kevin Delfino
Research Technician II
Kevin Delfino supports the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell as a research technician for the Specimen Processing...
Kevin Newhall
Kevin Newhall
Research Technician I
Kevin Newhall is a Research Technician in our lab.  His project focus is examining the biological mechanisms underlying chemotherapy resistance in...
Loredana Puca
Loredana Puca
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Loredana Puca, Ph.D, is a postdoctoral research fellow in our lab.  Her research focus  is on identifying new biomarkers and therapies to prevent...
Marie Normile
Marie Normile
Project Specialist
Bio coming soon…
Maurice Spiewack
Maurice Spiewack
Scientific Software Engineer
Maurice Spiewack is a Scientific Software Engineer for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine.  As a Scientific Software Engineer, he...
Michael Sigouros
Michael Sigouros
Beltran Lab Manager
Michael Sigouros, B.S. Tufts University, is focusing his research on characterizing AR-negative NEPC as a mechanism of resistance to enzalutamide...
Mick Quinlan
Mick Quinlan
Front End Developer
  Mick Quinlan is a Front End Developer for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine. In this role he creates website interfaces for...
Noah Greco
Noah Greco
Program Manager
Noah Greco, MBA, is the Program Manager for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine Clinic team.  He manages the regulatory administration...
Pantelis Zisimopoulos
Pantelis Zisimopoulos
Full Stack Software Engineer
Pantelis Zisimopoulos is a Full Stack Software Engineer at the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine. He is working on developing innovative...
Rebecca Meyer
Rebecca Meyer
Research Technician I
Rebecca Meyer is a Research Technician in our lab.  Working with Dr. Bishoy Faltas, her research focus is on the mutagenic mechanisms driving...
Robert Kim
Robert Kim
Administrative Director
Robert Kim is the Administrative Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine.  He is responsible for the overall operations of...
Rohan Bareja
Rohan Bareja
Programmer Analyst
  While cancer genomics studies the status of the DNA of tumor to identify the alterations that enable those tumor cells to survive...
Shaham Beg
Shaham Beg
Research Fellow
Shaham Beg, MD, brings his passion for oncopathology and molecular pathology to our clinical lab. His current responsibilities include frozen...
Sheng-Yu Ku
Sheng-Yu Ku
Postdoctoral Associate
Sheng-Yu Ku , Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, is focusing his research on models to investigate mechanisms of treatment-induced neuroendocrine...
Sinan Ramazanoglu
Sinan Ramazanoglu
Bioinformatics Analyst
Sinan is currently focusing on six projects: comparison of organoids and soft tissue samples, investigation of genetic variation in genes...
Sung-Suk Chae
Sung-Suk Chae
Senior Research Associate
Sung-Suk Chae, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate in our lab, whose focus is hormone therapy induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer development...
Terra McNary
Terra McNary
Lab Manager
Terry McNary is a lab manager and organoid platform manager. She specializes in the progression of personalized medicine through patient-derived...
Theresa MacDonald
Theresa MacDonald
Research Administrator
Bio coming soon …
Victor Chan
Victor Chan
Research Program Specialist
Victor Chan is a Research Program Specialist PM Case and Data Management, B.S., Fordham University and facilitates the enrollment processes...
Vincenza Conteduca
Vincenza Conteduca
Visiting Fellow
Vincenza Conteduca, M.D., Ph.D. is a visiting fellow working at Beltran lab, which is focused on understanding mechanisms of treatment resistance...
Yelena Churakova
Yelena Churakova
Research Specialist
Yelena Churakova joins us from Northeastern University, where she received her B.S. Yelena’s focus is working with patient-derived tumor...
Yuewei Li 
Yuewei Li 
Lab Technologist
Yuewei Li, PhD, is a Lab Technologist in our Clinical Genomics Lab.  Dr. Li focuses on the development of new assays to detect rare mutants with...
EIPM Collaborators
Mark Rubin
Mark Rubin
Mark A. Rubin , M.D. was the Founding Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, a recognized thought leader in the area of...
Francesca Demichelis
Francesca Demichelis
Francesca Demichelis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at CIBIO, University of Trento, Italy, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Institute...
Joanna Cyrta
Joanna Cyrta
Joanna Cyrta, MD, focuses on the role of chromatin remodeling complexes in oncogenesis and progression of solid tumors. Her fellowship is...
Alessandro Romanel
Alessandro Romanel
Assistant Professor
Dr. Alessandro Romanel obtained an MSc (March 2006) and a Ph.D. (March 2010) in Computer Science from the University of Trento. Dr. Romanel...
Neel S. Madhukar
Neel S. Madhukar
Computational Biologist Ph.D.
Neel S. Madhukar received his Ph.D. working in the lab of Dr. Olivier Elemento using Big Data analytics and machine learning to help answer...
Kaitlyn Gayvert
Kaitlyn Gayvert
Computational Biologist Ph.D.
Kaitlyn Gayvert Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Medicine is also Graduate of the Tri-Institutional Computational Biology and Medicine Program...
Linda Huang
Linda Huang
Bioinformatics Analyst, Weill Cornell Medicine
Linda Huang had been working primarily on a sign-out portal for clinical genomics testing, known as NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) Reporter...
Sophia Roshal
Sophia Roshal
Software Engineer
Sophia's research focus is on developing 3D immersive and collaborative mixed reality applications using Microsoft HoloLens. In 2017 she helped to...