Cancer Dormancy & Tumor Microenvironment Institute Members

The CDTMI recruited 36 Montefiore Einstein faculty members to join the Institute. The Institute Leadership also accepts applications for membership and is actively recruiting external candidates. Members will have to develop research programs that are strongly aligned with the vision of the CDTMI. Members will also have access to unique resources and pilot funds for collaborative projects provided by the CDTMI and Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center.

CDTMI Director

Under the leadership of Director Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, Ph.D., the Cancer Dormancy & Tumor Microenvironment Institute shapes their work with an eye toward clinical applications.

Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD

Director, Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute

CDTMI Clinical Research Co-Leaders

Maja H. Oktay, MD, PhD, MS

Co-Chair, Clinical Research Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute

Amit K. Verma, MD

Associate Director, Translational Science, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

CDTMI Members

Members develop research programs aligned with the Institute's vision.

Praveen Agrawal, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Teresa V. Bowman, PhD

Assistant Director of Basic Science

Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

John S. Condeelis, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Dianne Cox, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Sofia de Oliveira, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Antonio Di Cristofano, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Eugen Dhimolea, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

David R. Entenberg, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

David R. Fooksman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Matthew J. Gamble, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Evripidis Gavathiotis, PhD

Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

John M. Greally, MD

Director, Center for Epigenomics

Kira Gritsman, MD, PhD

Assistant Director of Correlative Clinical Research

Wenjun Guo, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Rachel Hazan, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

Derek M. Huffman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Keisuke Ito, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Georgios Karagiannis, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Marina Konopleva, MD, PhD

Director, Leukemia Program

Lindsay M. LaFave, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

David M. Loeb, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics and Developmental and Molecular Biology

Maria Marianovich, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

John C. McAuliffe, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Hepatobiliary and Upper GI Surgery

Hayley M. McDaid, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Satish K. Nandakumar, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Maja H. Oktay, MD, PhD, MS

Co-Chair, Clinical Research Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute

Rebeca San Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)

Jeffrey E. Segall, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

Aditi Shastri, MD

Assistant Director of Translational Research

Kamini Singh, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Pharmacology

Maria Soledad Sosa, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Ulrich G. Steidl, MD, PhD

Deputy Director, and Associate Director for Basic Science, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brendon M. Stiles, MD

Associate Director, Surgical Oncology, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Amit K. Verma, MD

Associate Director, Translational Science, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Britta Will, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Preclinical Modeling

Xingxing Zang, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology