Faculty Profiles

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  • Marwa Banna, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: marwa.banna@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Lebanese University; MA Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée; PhD Université Paris-Est Marne-le-V...

  • Olivier Bochet, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs; Program Head and Associate Professor of Economics; co-Principal Investigator of Center for Behavioral Institutional Design (C-BID) Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ob16@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Brown University

    Research Interests: Incentives; Efficiency; Equity

  • Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music; Global Network Assistant Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gwyneth.bravo@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, MA, University of California, Los Angeles (Historical Musicology); Fulbright Scholar Musicologi...

    Research Interests: Musicology; music and politics; nationalism; exile; German aesthetic theory; 20th-century German and...

  • Warren Churchill, Senior Lecturer of Music; Coordinator of Musical Performance Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: warren.churchill@nyu.edu
    Education: BM Crane School of Music, SUNY; MA, EdM, EdD Teachers College, Columbia University

    Research Interests: childhood development, disability studies, music therapy, exceptionalities, inclusion, music philoso...

  • Laila Familiar, Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: lailafamiliar@nyu.edu
    Education: MA The American University in Cairo; PhD Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Research Interests: Language Teachers Education, Instructional Coaching, Curricular Design, Corpus Linguistics, Arabic L...

  • 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

  • Joseph Gelfand, Associate Professor of Physics; Global Network Associate Professor of Physics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jg168@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD and AM Astronomy, Harvard University

    Research Interests: Supernovae, Stars, Pulsar Wind Nebulae

  • Jiani Lian, Visiting Senior Language Lecturer of Chinese Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: jnlian@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Beijing Language and Culture University; MA University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Research Interests: Chinese Language Pedagogy; Classical Chinese Language and Literature; Active Learning

  • Jill Magi, Associate Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jill.magi@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, City College of the City University of New York; MFA, Goddard College

    Research Interests: poetry and poetics, experimental literature, handmade books, alternatives to mainstream publishing, ...

  • Sheetal Majithia, Assistant Professor of Literature; Global Network Assistant Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sm188@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Cornell University

    Research Interests: theories of modernity, globalization, comparative post-colonial literature, film, feminist, gender a...

  • Stephanie Lee Mudge, Visiting Associate Professor Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: slm9637@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Pennsylvania, MA and PhD, University of California-Berkeley

    Research Interests: Political parties, central banks, money and finance, expertise, democratic politics, social theory, ...

  • Sreekumar Pankajakshan, Associate Lecturer of Chemistry Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sp5802@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Stuttgart University

    Research Interests: Chemical Synthesis, Catalysis, Chemistry Education

  • Fabio Piano, Joint Distinguished Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi-NYU New York; Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, NYU New York; NYU Abu Dhabi Provost, 2010-2020. Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: fabio.piano@nyu.edu
    Education: Laurea, University of Florence; B.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Biology, New York University; Post-Docto...

    Research Interests: Systems Biology; Reproduction, Development and Metabolism; Evolution; Chemical Genetics; C. elgans a...

  • Aleksander Rebane, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: a.rebane@nyu.edu
    Education: BS ETH Zürich; MS Osaka University; PhD Yale University

    Research Interests: Soft Matter Physics; Single-molecule Biophysics; Liquid-liquid Phase Separation; Optical Tweezers; I...

  • Robert Rowe, Professor of Music Technology Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: rr6@nyu.edu
    Education: BM, Wisconsin; MA, Iowa; PhD, MIT

  • Hisham Sati, Director, Center for Quantum and Topological Systems (CQTS); Associate Dean for Student Success and Curricular Affairs; Professor of Mathematics; Global Network Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: hsati@nyu.edu
    Education: BS American University of Beirut; PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Geometric an...

  • 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

  • John Sexton, President Emeritus of the University Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: js1@nyu.edu

  • Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, Affiliate Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: my16@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD State University of New York, Binghamton

    Research Interests: Early Modern Mediterranean and Persianate worlds. Global art history. Aesthetics and Politics.


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