Marcin Imielinski

Marcin Imielinski M.D., Ph.D, holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.  He is also an Attending Molecular Pathologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and a Core Member and Assistant Investigator at the New York Genome Center.  Dr. Imielinski’s lab applies cancer genome assembly to study long range DNA structure in tumors.  A key goal of his lab is to understand how complex somatic DNA rearrangements shape the tumor epigenome and drive cancer progression, or more fundamentally, using structural variation as a lens to study genomic plasticity and somatic evolution.

Dr. Imielinski is a board-certified molecular genetic pathologist. His research includes more than 40 peer-reviewed publications across several areas of genomics and computational biology. He is a recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists.

Dr. Imielinski’s research interests are to apply high-throughput sequencing and computation to study patterns of somatic genomic variation in cancer. He is specifically interested in probing long-range cancer genome structure through the use of cutting-edge sequencing protocols and the development of novel machine learning and data visualization approaches. Dr. Imielinski is committed to expanding the role of computation and data science in laboratory medicine, and envisions a future in which “quantitative pathologists” help direct treatment choices through the application of statistical intuition and sophisticated multivariate analyses.