• Mason Lab
    PI: Christopher Mason
    Lab Manager Paul Zumbo
    Postdocs: Cem Mayden
    Graduate Students: Sheng Li, Yogesh Saletore, Marjan Bozinoski, Lenore Pipes, Dhruva Chandramohan, Darryl Reeves, Priyanka Vijay
    Staff: Jorge Gandara, Sagar Chhangawala, Noah Alexander
    Research
    The overall goal of our research is to identify and characterize the pivotal functional elements in the human genome. In the long-term, we aim to model the functional elements of the human genome across tissues and cells into complete networks; to then repair, re-engineer, or fortify these genetic networks. Toward this end, we leverage computational genomics and parallelized bioinformatic algorithms to analyze data across integrative modalities of biology (genetic, epigenetic, transcriptional, and metabolomic). These high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) datasets are used to discern the most important molecular signatures during development and disease.
    Pathomap is a research project by Weill Cornell Medical College to study the microbiotic population and genetic dynamics in urban areas in order to detect and respond to escalated microbial dangers