Faculty

  • Ahmed Afzal, Lecturer of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: aja11@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Southern Illinois University, Postdoc The Ohio State University

    Research Interests: Host-Pathogen Interactions, Prion Biology, Protein Structure-Function Relationships

  • Shady Amin, Assistant Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sa132@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara; MA Chemistry, San Diego State University; ...

    Research Interests: Marine Microbial Ecology; Environmental Microbiology

  • Stéphane Boissinot, Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sb5272@nyu.edu
    Education: BS and PhD Université Montpellier II

    Research Interests: Evolutionary Biology

  • John Burt, Associate Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: john.burt@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, MS, University of Windsor, Canada; BS,Cape Breton University, Canada; PGCE, University of Sunde...

    Research Interests: Marine Biology

  • Dipesh Chaudhury, Assistant Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: dc151@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc University of London, School of Pharmacy; PhD Open University

    Research Interests: Neural Circuits, Mood Disorders, Memory Loss

  • Claude Desplan, Silver Professor; Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: cd38@nyu.edu
    Education: BA École Normale Supérieure, St Cloud (France); PhD Université Paris VII;

    Research Interests: Developmental Neurobiology

  • Kirsten Sadler Edepli, Vice Provost, Faculty Advancement and Engagement; Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kirsten.edepli@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Mount Holyoke College (Biology and Anthropology); M Med Sci Harvard Medical School; PhD Harvard U...

    Research Interests: Liver Regeneration, Epigenetics, ER Stress, Cancer, Fatty Liver, Zebrafish, Mice

  • Sehamuddin Galadari, Senior Vice Provost of Research; Managing Director, Research Institute; Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: shg3@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry, University of Southampton, UK; PhD. in Biochemistry, Imperial College,...

    Research Interests: Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology

  • Alexis Gambis, Assistant Professor of Biology, Film & New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: arg391@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Bard College; PhD The Rockefeller University; MFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts

    Research Interests: Visualization, Experimental, Evolutionary Developmental, Film

  • Kristin Gunsalus, Professor of Biology, NYU NY; Co-Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology; Director of Bioinformatics, NYUAD Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: kcg1@nyu.edu
    Education: BS Chemistry, Biology, Cornell University; PhD Molecular and Developmental Genetics, Cornell Univers...

    Research Interests: Functional Genomics

  • Youssef Idaghdour, Assistant Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: youssef.idaghdour@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc in Biology from Ibn Zohr in Agadir; MSc, University of Leicester; PhD, North Carolina State Un...

    Research Interests: Population and Medical Genomics, Gene-environment Interactions

  • Aashish Jha, Assistant Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jhaar@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of California Berkeley, PhD The University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Population Genetics, Microbiome, Metagenomics, ELSI, Heritage, Genomics

  • Mazin Magzoub, Associate Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mm6432@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD in Biophysics from Stockholm University

    Research Interests: Delivery of Antitumor Agents and Therapeutics for Amyloid Diseases

  • Bakiza Noutsi, Lecturer of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: bkn2@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD KAUST

    Research Interests: Cellular Plasticity, Biophysical Properties of Cells, Stem Cell Engineering and Organoid Technologie...

  • Piergiorgio Percipalle, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Science Division; Program Head, Biology; Associate Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pp69@nyu.edu
    Education: MSc, Molecular Genetics, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy; PhD, Molecular G...

    Research Interests: Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology

  • Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Associate Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ksa3@nyu.edu
    Education: BS, MA, San Francisco State University (Advisor: Prof. Gregory A. Antipa); PhD, Northwestern Univers...

    Research Interests: Evolution, Phenotype-genotype Relations, Metabolism of Algae

  • David Scicchitano, Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: david.scicchitano@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD in physiology from the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine; BA ...

    Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Genomic Maintenance Mechanics