Dr. Alonso and Mingming Hao holding up Center for Metabolic Health banner

Members

Leadership

Laura Alonso , M.D.
  • Director, Weill Center for Metabolic Health
  • Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Research Focus:

Beta-cell stress response and proliferation

Mingming Hao , Ph.D.
  • Associate Director, Weill Center for Metabolic Health
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Research in Medicine
Research Focus:

Cholesterol regulation of beta-cell function

Faculty Members

Effie Apostolou , Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Biology in Medicine
Research Focus:

Chromatin architecture

Louis Aronne , M.D.
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

Obesity medicine

Kristy A. Brown , Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine
Research Focus:

Adipose-cancer signaling

Lewis Cantley , Ph.D.
  • Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Medicine
Research Focus:

Cancer metabolism and phosphoinositide signaling

Shuibing Chen , Ph.D.
  • Kilts Family Associate Professor of Surgery
Research Focus:

Stem cell based high content screens

Soo Jung Cho , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Glycolysis in non metabolic tissues

Paul Cohen , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Albert Resnick, M.D. Assistant Professor at the Rockefeller University
Research Focus:

Adipose biology and metabolic disease

Rebecca Craig-Schapiro , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
Research Focus:

Transplantation surgery

Annarita Di Lorenzo , Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Focus:

Sphingolipid biology

Olivier Elemento , Ph.D.
  • Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine
Research Focus:

Computational genomics

Baran Ersoy , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Metabolism in Medicine
Research Focus:

Thioesterase-mediated lipotoxicity in liver and thermogenic adipose tissue

Marcus DaSilva Goncalves , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Research Focus:

Role of Hypoketonemia in the Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome

Matthew Blake Greenblatt , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory
Research Focus:

Stem cells in bone metabolism and disease

Naina Sinha Gregory , M.D.
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

EDIC trial

Lorraine Gudas , Ph.D.
  • Chairman of Pharmacology
Research Focus:

Development of new drugs to treat type 2 diabetes and hepatic steatosis

Anthony Hollenberg , M.D.
  • Sanford I. Weill Chair of Medicine, Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Thyroid hormone signaling

Danwei Huangfu , Ph.D.
  • Member & Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Research Focus:

Protein-coding regulators of pancreatic development and β cell function.

Anyanate Gwendolyne Jack , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

Community outreach

Hayley T. Nicholls Krisko , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Metabolism Research in Medicine
Research Focus:

Brown adipogenesis

Tibor Krisko , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Metabolic microbiome

Sonal Kumar , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Fatty liver disease

Raphael Lis , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine in Medicine
Research Focus:

Tissue-specific endothelial cells for organ regeneration

James Lo , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Adipose biology and pancreatic islet physiology

Frederick R. Maxfield , Ph.D.
  • Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, Biochemistry
Research Focus:

Role of macrophages and related cells in metabolic processes including atherosclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases

Timothy McGraw , Ph.D.
  • Professor of Biochemistry
Research Focus:

Insulin-regulated membrane trafficking

Felicia Mendelsohn , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Director of the Inpatient Glycemic Management Program
Research Focus:

Improving the care of hospitalized patients with diabetes

Arturo Mendoza , Ph.D.
  • Instructor of Biomedicine in Medicine
Research Focus:

Liver fibrosis

Geoffrey Pitt , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute
Research Focus:

Ion channels in cardiovascular disease

Shahin Rafii , M.D.
  • Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Research Focus:

Adaptable tissue-specific endothelial cells for organ regeneration

David Redmond , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Computational Biology Research in Medicine
Research Focus:

Bioinformatics

Shannon Reilly , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Metabolic Health in Medicine
Research Focus:

Metabolic pathways impacting obesity and associated metabolic diseases

Megan Ritter , M.D.
  • Instructor in Medicine
Research Focus:

Nuclear receptors

Monika Safford , M.D.
  • John J. Kuiper Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Disparities in cardiometabolic disease outcomes using large data sets as well as community-based trials of peer coaching interventions

Katherine Saunders , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

Scaling and democratizing access to obesity medicine through technology

Jane Seley , D.N.P.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Diabetes technologies

Rohit Sharma , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Medicine
Research Focus:

Beta cell survival

Alpana Shukla , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Research in Medicine
Research Focus:

Macronutrient sequencing

Rachel Stahl , MS, RD, CDN, CDCES
  • Registered Dietitian
Research Focus:

Individualized nutrition therapy strategies and behavior modification, diabetes technology, and digital healthcare

Beverly Tchang , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

COVID-19 and metabolic disease

Mary Teruel , Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Research Focus:

Systems biology of adipocytes as central regulators of diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity

Kristen Vella , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Metabolism in Medicine
Research Focus:

Therapeutically target the mechanisms controlling the setpoints of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid (HPT) Axis to improve weight loss effort

Joe Zhou , Ph.D.
  • Professor of Regenerative Medicine
Research Focus:

Pancreatic insulin-secreting beta-cells and the gut stem cells 

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