Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einsteinmed.edu to let us know.

Faculty Development Events

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

"Evolving Lectures by Integrating Student Insights with Evidence-Based Teaching Practices"

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Via Zoom

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

"Maximize your research presence"

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Via Zoom


Academic Honors

Exploring How Metabolism Locally Controls Gene Expression—A team of Einstein researchers led by Robert Coleman, Ph.D., Vladislav Verkhusha, Ph.D., and Louis Hodgson, Ph.D., have received a $500,000 two-year grant from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. The grant supports their efforts to develop tools for studying how metabolism locally controls gene expression. The scientists hypothesize that metabolites produced locally in the nucleus may regulate gene transcription by reorganizing chromatin (the DNA-protein complex that makes up chromosomes) so that certain genes become accessible and able to be transcribed. The approaches they propose—optogenetic tools and metabolite biosensors—would identify in real time whether local metabolite production in the nucleus causes changes in gene expression. Their research could yield insights into a broad range of areas including circadian rhythms, aging, diabetes, and chronic inflammation. Dr. Coleman is associate professor of cell biology, Dr. Verkhusha is professor of genetics, and Dr. Hodgson is professor of molecular pharmacology. In addition, Dr. Verkhusha is co-director, and Drs. Coleman and Hodgson are members, of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center.

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