Analytical Imaging Facility



John CondeelisJohn Condeelis Ph.D
Scientific Director


Staff Frank 2022Frank Macaluso M.Sc
Administrative Director
Director of Electron Microscopy

Vera Desmarais

Vera DesMarais Ph.D
Director of Light Microscopy

Leslie Gunther-CumminsLeslie Gunther-Cummins M.Sc
Assistant Director of Electron Microscopy



Andrea BricenoRotem Alon M.Sc

Joseph ChuramanJoseph Churaman M.Sc


hillary guzik Hillary Guzik M.Sc

staff xheniXheni Nishku


Scientific Advisory Committee

Oversight of the AIF is provided by an advisory committee comprised of:

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso Ph.D.
Endowed Professor, Department of Cell Biology.
Founding Director, Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute.
Director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center.
Co-Leader, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis, Albert Einstein Cancer Center.

Nicholas Baker, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Genetics.
Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology.
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.
Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Genetics.
Director, Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Genetics.

John Condeelis, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology.
Professor, Department of Surgery.
The Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research.
Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility.
Co-Director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center.
Co-Director, Integrated Imaging Program.
Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis, Albert Einstein Cancer Center.

Sofia de Oliveira Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (hepatology).

Vera DesMarais, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology.
Director, Light Microscopy, AIF.

David Entenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology.
Co-Director Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center
Director of Technology Development, Integrated Imaging Program
Head of the Computational Analysis of Biomarkers Program, Integrated Imaging Program for Cancer Research

David Hall, Ph.D
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience.

Ganjam Kalpana Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics.
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology.
Mark Trauner Scholar in Neuro-oncology.

Margaret Kielian, Ph.D
Professor, Cell Biology.
Samuel H. Golding Chair in Microbiology.

Frank Macaluso, M.S.
Senior Associate, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology.
Administrative Director and Director of Electron Microscopy, AIF.

James Pullman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology.

Hernando Sosa, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics.
Scientific Director of Cryo Electron Microscopy, AIF.


Scientific Advisory Committee Ex officio Members

Jonathan M. Backer, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Pharmacology.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry.
William S. Lasdon Chair in Pharmacology.
Associate Director of Shared Resources, Albert Einstein Cancer Center.

Harris Goldstein, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Allergy & Immunology).
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology.
Associate Dean for Scientific Resources.
Charles Michael Chair in Autoimmune Diseases.
Director, Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research.

Lauren E. Hackett, M.P.A.
Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology.
Associate Vice-President, Cancer Medicine of Montefiore Medicine.
Deputy Director of Administration, Albert Einstein Cancer Center.

Brian Pelowski, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean for Scientific Resources.