Supervising Faculty

Stéphane Boissinot, Professor of Biology, NYUAD

Stéphane Boissinot, Professor

Stéphane Boissinot is an evolutionary biologist who uses a combination of field-based, molecular, and computational approaches. His research has included the evolution of genome structure, innate resistance to viral infection, and the biogeography of East African vertebrates.

Dipesh Chaudhury, Assistant Professor of Biology, NYUAD

Dipesh Chaudhury, Assistant Professor

Dipesh Chaudhury is a neuroscientist interested in understanding the functional role of neural circuits in encoding for mood disorders. His lab uses a combination of rodent behaviors, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, cellular imaging, and optogenetic methodologies.

Kirsten Sadler Edepli, Associate Professor of Biology, NYUAD

Kirsten Sadler Edepli, Associate Professor

Kirsten Sadler Edepli's research seeks to understand liver development and disease. Her lab currently studies the contribution of DNA methylation to hepatocyte proliferation during liver development and in the regulation of liver cancer, and investigates the relationship between stress in the secretory pathway, the unfolded protein response, and fatty liver disease.

Youssef Idaghdour, Assistant Professor

Youssef Idaghdour studies how genome and environment interact, with the goal of gaining basic biological insight about the perturbations of molecular networks taking place during the onset of disease and under certain pathologic contexts.

Shady Amin, Assistant Professor of Biology, NYUAD

Shady Amin, Assistant Professor

Shady Amin's research focuses on understanding how microbes talk to each other, by identifying the chemical and genetic mechanisms involved in such interactions. His work combines analytical chemistry, microbiology, genomics, and field sampling.

Piergiorgio Percipalle, Associate Professor of Biology, NYUAD

Piergiorgio Percipalle, Associate Professor

Piergiorgio Percipalle uses genetic, molecular, and cellular biology techniques to understand cell growth and proliferation, with a particular focus on dissecting the regulatory roles of actin and myosin.”

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Associate Professor

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani has pioneered a number of combinatorial and large-scale genomic methodologies, culminating in the development of an integrated gene annotation and computational modelling platform. Prior to joining NYU Abu Dhabi, Dr. Salehi-Ashtiani served as a Principal Investigator on a number of US federally funded projects supported from the US National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Energy.