Taub Institute: Genomics Core
AN NIA-FUNDED ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER

 

Columbia University
Medical Center
Neurological Institute

710 West 168th Street, 3rd floor
(212) 305-1818


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About Us

Taub Faculty

Alejandro Chavez, MD, PhD

Alejandro Chavez, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUIMC

Email: ac4304@cumc.columbia.edu

Our research group strives to push the boundaries of genetic engineering by developing new methods with which to modify and regulate eukaryotic genomes. We apply these tools ourselves or through collaboration to gain fundamental biological insights with a particular focus towards understanding neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

Our work employs a variety of techniques ranging from oligo chip synthesis and library-based screening to iPS cell differentiation and live-cell imaging. We utilize a variety of model systems ranging from yeast to human cell culture to assure that the technologies we generate are applicable to a broad swath of the scientific community.

Our team places a strong emphasis on mentoring, and values the opportunity to be able to train the next generation of budding scientists.

Research Interests:

Genome Engineering
Genomics
Synthetic Biology
Neurodegeneration
Cancer




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