Faculty

Name
Contact Information
Research Information

Department Chair

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D.

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Chair Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Florence and Irving Rubinstein Chair in Neuroscience

Vice Chair for Research Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 903
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3794
Fax: 718.430.8821
k.khodakhah@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Cerebellar physiology and function; Motor coordination and movement disorders; Cerebellar contribution to non-motor functions, Autism, schizophrenia, addiction and migraine; Neuronal Excitability and Synaptic transmission

All Faculty

Myles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3360
Fax: 718.430.8819
myles.akabas@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Malaria parasite membrane transport physiology; mechanisms of purine and drug transport; development of novel antimalarial drugs that target the primary malaria purine import transporter

Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry

Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room: 402
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3080
jalpert@montefiore.org

Zeynep F. Altun, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 601
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
zeynep.altun@einsteinmed.org

Joseph C. Arezzo, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 322
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2468
Fax: 718.430.8588
joseph.arezzo@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Studies of peripheral neuropathy in mice, rats, and monkeys. Spinal Cord and cortical cord physiology. EEG studies of seizure and pre-seizure patterns Assessment of toxic neuropathies Human multicenter clinical trials

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Michael Aschner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Harold & Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology

Director, Einstein Center of Toxicology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 209
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2317
Fax: 718.430.8922
michael.aschner@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Mechanisms of manganese-induced neurotoxicity, genetic factors associated with manganese toxicity, the role of dopamine signaling in susceptibility of dopaminergic neurodegeneration, metals in restless legs syndrome.

Anita E. Autry, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 301
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2370
Fax: 718.430.8821
anita.autry@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Our research projects are focused on understanding the neural circuits that regulate social behaviors, particularly parenting.

Praveen Ballabh, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 724A
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3853
Fax: 718.430.8821
praveen.ballabh@einsteinmed.org

Thaddeus A. Bargiello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 518
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2575
ted.bargiello@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Structure-function relations and voltage-driven conformational changes of connexin ion channels by combined electrophysiological, biochemical, structural and computational approaches.

Renata A. Batista-Brito, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8507
Fax: 718.430.8821
renata.brito@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Cortical development. Inhibitory circuits. Visual processing. Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.

Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.

Distinguished Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick Chair in Neuroscience

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 724
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2536
michael.bennett@einsteinmed.org

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Professor, Department of Pathology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Chair Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Systems & Computational Biology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 153C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1063
Fax: 718.678.1018
aviv@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: My research agenda addresses quantitative problems in evolutionary systems and developmental biology by using a combination of computational, mathematical and experimental tools, as it pertains to complex traits.

Celia Fildes Brosnan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 520
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2140
celia.brosnan@einsteinmed.org

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 125F
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3728
Fax: 718.430.3266
lucy.brown@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Basal ganglia neuroanatomy and function; Reward systems; Neuroscience of romantic love and attachment

Hannes E. Buelow, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 709
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3621
Fax: 718.430.8778
hannes.buelow@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Neural patterning with a focus on extracellular matrices using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans; Glycosaminoglycans in development as well as health and disease.

Herman Buschke, M.D.

Herman Buschke, M.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Lena and Joseph Gluck Distinguished Scholar in Neurology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 3C5
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3846
herman.buschke@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Alzheimer's disease Dementia Memory Cognition

Antonio Campos De Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D.

Brigadeiro Trompovsk
IBCCF, Sala #G2-043
Ilha do Fundao
Rio de Janeiro, 21949900


acarlos@bio.ufrj.br

Areas of Research: stem cells and cell therapies

Reed C. Carroll, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 905
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2413
Fax: 718.430.8821
rcarroll@njcu.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity; inhibitory and excitatory plasticity; Gutamate and GABA receptor trafficking.

Pablo E. Castillo, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 701
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3263
pablo.castillo@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission and plasticity under physiological and brain disease conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and drug abuse

Andres E. Chavez Navarrete, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Universidad de Valparaiso
Avenida Gran Bretana 1111
Casilla 5029, Correo 4
Valparaiso,


andres.chavez@uv.cl

Areas of Research: Neuromodulation of synaptic transmission under physiological and pathological conditions, such as retinal and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Streamson C. Chua, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 511
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2986
Fax: 718.430.8557
streamson.chua@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Hypothalamic regulation of energy balance and feeding; Melanocortin regulation of fertility and reproduction; FGF signaling and glucose control; Leptin and leptin receptor models of obesity and diabetes;

Ruben Coen Cagli, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 353B
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.678.1150
ruben.coen-cagli@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: We study neural computation to understand how the brain produces perceptual experiences. Topics: neural coding and perception of natural images; perceptual variability and uncertainty; neural variability and sensory information; image segmentation; AI.

Kostantin Dobrenis, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 618
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4027
kostantin.dobrenis@einsteinmed.org

Eno Ebong, Ph.D.

Northeastern University
Science & Engineering Complex
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617.373.8744
e.ebong@northeastern.edu

Areas of Research: Studying the means by which endothelial cell mechanotransduction occurs in order to prevent or promote diseases associated with the vasculature, including atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis, and neurodegenerative conditions.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Scott W. Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 703
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3130
Fax: 718.430.8778
scott.emmons@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: C. elegans connectomics; nervous system development; specification of synaptic connectivity, neural cell adhesion proteins; sexual dimorphism of the nervous system.

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

Professor, The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Chair The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Jeffrey P. Bergstein Chair in Neurological Surgery The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

David B. Keidan Chair of Neurological Surgery The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Montefiore Medical Center
3316 Rochambeau Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.7099
Fax: 718.515.8235
emad.eskandar@einstein.yu.edu

Anne M. Etgen, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 113
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3662
Fax: 718.430.8654
anne.etgen@einsteinmed.org

Donald S. Faber, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 429
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2511
Fax: 718.430.8821
donald.faber@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Basic mechanisms, regulation and plasticity of synaptic transmission, microcircuits and behavior, intrinsic membrane properties, neurodegeneration and murine models of nervous system disorders.

Alan Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann Building, Room: 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3169
alan.finkelstein@einsteinmed.org

Yonatan I. Fishman, Ph.D.

Yonatan I. Fishman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Co-Director, Nervous System and Human Behavior Course

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 915
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4110
yonatan.fishman@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Cortical mechanisms of auditory perception

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Medicine)

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Director of Research of the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center Department of Pediatrics

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 1C-3C
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.862.1822
Fax: 718.862.1807
john.foxe@einsteinmed.org

Anna Francesconi, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 706
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2258
Fax: 718.430.8821
anna.francesconi@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Functions of metabotropic glutamatergic signaling in neuronal plasticity and homeostasis; impact of mGluR-interacting proteins and lipids on synaptic functions in animal models of Fragile X syndrome, intellectual disability and schizophrenia

Lloyd D. Fricker, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 248
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4225
lloyd.fricker@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Neuropeptides and other peptides that function in intercellular and intracellular signaling; peptidases that generate biologically active peptides.

Antonio Frigeri, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Room: 840
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2570
antonio.frigeri@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Brain water homeostasis. Evaluation of the different aquaporin-4 isoforms in the expression, polarization and water channel activity at the BBB level and in brain tumors

Vilma Gabbay, M.D.

Vilma Gabbay, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Director, Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room: 4A-44
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.839.7549
vilma.gabbay@einsteinmed.org

Aristea S. Galanopoulou, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 306
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3791
Fax: 718.430.8899
aristea.galanopoulou@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Development of antiepileptogenic and disease modifying therapies for post-traumatic epilepsies; Mechanisms and treatments for epileptic encephalopathies; age and sex specific epileptogenesis; models of lissencephaly

J. Tiago Goncalves, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 236
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.8524
Fax: 718.430.8821
tiago.goncalves@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Adult neurogenesis; Neuronal development; Learning and Memory; Aging

Maria E. Gulinello, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 925
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4042
Fax: 718.430.8821
maria.gulinello@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Behavioral neuroscience , biological basis of behavior, cognition, social behavior, emotion, pain and analgesia, anxiety, depression, ultrasonic vocalizations

David H. Hall, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 601
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
Fax: 718.430.2514
david.hall@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Connectomics, ciliogenesis, genetic control of axon guidance, axonal transport, and neuronal cell fate in Caenorhabditis elegans, tubulogenesis in nematode epithelia, anatomy of aging in nematode tissues, new methods in EM

Jean M. Hebert, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 237
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3494
jean.hebert@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Devising methods of cell replacement for the adult neocortex when its cells are lost due to damage or age-related degeneration.

Christopher A. Henry, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 822
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2418
Fax: 718.430.8821
christopher.henry@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: My research aims to understand how sensory context informs our ongoing visual experience, revealing the cortical circuit computations that allow for stable object and form perception in the face of continually changing environments and task demands.

Laura A. Herndon, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 612
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2195
laura.herndon@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: C. elegans, Aging, Muscles, Nervous System, Degeneration

Dumitru A. Iacobas, Ph.D.

Prairie View A&M University
R.G.P. College of Engineering
Computational Systems Biology
Prairie View, TX 77446

Tel: 936.261.9926
daiacobas@pvamu.edu

Areas of Research: - neurogenomics - cardiogenomics - cancer genomics - mathematical modeling of complex biosystems

Bryen A. Jordan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 825
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2675
bryen.jordan@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Synaptic plasticity; RNA transport and local translation; synapse-to-nucleus signaling; Proteomic analysis of the dynamics of synaptic junctions; molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders.

Teresa Jover-Mengual, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 610
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2160
Fax: 718.430.8821
teresa.jover-mengual@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: Molecular and cellular events in the cascade of ischemic brain damage and neuroprotection in experimental stroke animal models.

Zaven Kaprielian, Ph.D.

AMGEN
360 Binney Street
Building AMA1
Room: 7K14
Cambridge, MA 02141

Tel: 617.445.5580
zavenk@amgen.com

Soyoun Kim, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 227
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.4271
Fax: 718.430.8221
soyoun.kim@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: Goal-directed decision process, Learning and Memory, Corticostriatal circuit

Adam Kohn, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 822
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2417
Fax: 718.430.8821
adam.kohn@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: My lab studies visual processing, with a focus on issues of rapid cortical plasticity, population coding, and inter-areal communication. We use neurophysiological, computational and behavioral methods in our work.

Henri Korn, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 429E
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3405

Peri Kurshan, Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Room: 810
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.3631
Fax: 718.430.8821
peri.kurshan@einstein.yu.edu

Areas of Research: synaptic development, synaptogenesis, synapse function, molecular neuroscience, cellular neurobiology, synaptic cell biology, C. elegans, genetics, development

Herbert M. Lachman, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, Room: 103
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.430.2428
Fax: 718.430.8772
herb.lachman@einsteinmed.org

Areas of Research: We use induced pluripotent stem cell technology to study the molecular basis of schizophrenia and autism by RNA-seq and ChIP-seq. Patient-specific lines and isogenic knockout lines, generated by CRISP-Cas9 are used.