Office of the Provost

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Fabio Piano, Provost, NYUAD

Fabio Piano


Fabio Piano serves as NYU Abu Dhabi’s chief academic officer, setting the University's academic strategy and priorities, and overseeing academic appointments and faculty affairs. Long before his appointment as provost, Piano was instrumental in developing and advancing NYUAD, helping to craft its innovative undergraduate science curriculum, as well as its distinctive research program. Piano is the director of NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology in New York.

Piano leads an active research program in genomics and systems biology and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at NYU New York. Prior to serving as a faculty member in Biology at NYU, Piano was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow at Cornell University, where he studied early embryo development and evolutionary biology.

Piano holds a Laurea from the University of Florence and a PhD in Biology from NYU, where he also received his BA, MS, and M.Phil.

Carol Brandt, Associate Vice Chancellor, Global Education and Outreach, and Vice Provost

Carol Brandt

Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor of Global Education and Outreach

Interim Vice Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, Global Network Professor of Engineering, Engineering, NYUAD

Sunil Kumar

Interim Vice Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

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Nada Messaikeh

Associate Vice Provost, Research Administration and Financial Planning

Bryan Waterman, Director of Core, and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Development

Bryan Waterman

Associate Vice Provost, Undergraduate Academic Development