Professor of Biology, NYU; Co-Director, NYUAD Center for Genomics and Systems Biology; Director of Bioinformatics and Affiliated Faculty, Science, NYUAD
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS Chemistry, Biology, Cornell University; PhD Molecular and Developmental Genetics, Cornell University
Research Areas: functional genomics
Dr. Gunsalus obtained her BA in Chemistry and Biology and her PhD in Developmental Genetics from Cornell University. Dr. Gunsalus performs research in functional genomics and maintains research groups in New York and Abu Dhabi. Her research in New York focuses on early development in the simple animal model C. elegans. In Abu Dhabi, her lab is undertaking a new program in natural products discovery and chemical genetics using high-throughput and high-content analysis of whole organisms and mammalian cells, with the aim of identifying novel bioactive molecules with potential biomedical applications. The high-throughput screening facility her team has built for this work is also used in collaborative projects with other NYUAD research groups.
Since 2017 Dr. Gunsalus has served as Co-Director of the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. The Center supports a range of research programs in genomics and systems biology and collaborations within and beyond the university, as well as community outreach activities, such as hosting the Fikret Science Café and participating in science fairs around the UAE. Dr. Gunsalus also serves at Faculty Directory of Bioinformatics for NYU Abu Dhabi, where her bioinformatics team supports deep sequencing analysis pipelines for all research groups at the NYUAD campus. The Bioinformatics Cores in New York and Abu Dhabi are working closely together to provide open source bioinformatics pipelines for common experimental workflows and to develop shared resources for education and hands-on training in this area.