B. Andrei Bernevig
Position: Eugene & Mary Wigner Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Princeton University
Place of Birth: Bucharest, Romania
Research Summary: Predicting the quantum behavior of electrons in the excited state.
Bernevig AB, et al. Quantum spin hall effect and topological phase transition in HgTe quantum walls. Science 2006; 15: 1757-1761.
Koralek JD, Weber CP, Orenstein J, et al. Emergence of the persistent spin helix semiconductor quantum wells. Nature. 2009; 458: 610-613.
Bernevig BA, Haldane FDM. Model fractional quantum hall states and jack polynomials. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2008; 24:246802.
Regnault N, Bernevig BA. Fractional chern insulator. Phys. Rev. X. 2011; 1 (2): 21014-21028.
Position: Vikram S. Pandit Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Place of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom
Research Summary: Developing computational and probabilistic models that enable intelligent processing of human languages.
Collins M. Head-Driven Statistical Models for Natural Language Parsing. Computational Linguistics. 2003; 29(4)..
Collins M. Discriminative Training Methods for Hidden Markov Models: Theory and Experiments with Perceptron Algorithms. Proc EMNLP. 2002.
Koo T, AM Rush AM, Collins M, Jaakkola T, Sontag D. Dual decomposition for parsing with non-projective head automata. Proc EMNLP. 2010.
Rush AM, Collins M. Exact Decoding of Syntactic Translation Models through Lagrangian Relaxation. Proc ACL. 2011.
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Position: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Syracuse University
Place of Birth: Columbia, Missouri, USA
Research Summary: Forecasting the impact of climate change and invasive species on terrestrial ecological communities.
Fridley JD. Extended leaf phenology and the autumn niche in deciduous forest invasions. Nature. 2012; 485: 359-362.
Fridley JD, Grime JP, Askew AP, Moser B, Stevens CJ. Soil heterogeneity buffers community response to climate change in species-rich grassland. Global Change Biology. 2011; 17: 2002-2011.
Fridley JD, Grime JP. Community- and ecosystem-level consequences of intraspecific genetic diversity in grassland microcosms of varying species diversity. Ecology. 2010; 91: 2272-2283.
Fridley JD. Of Asian forests and European fields: Eastern U.S. plant invasions in a global floristic context. PLoS ONE. 2008; 3: e3630.
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Position: Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Research Summary: Providing mathematical models of disease outbreaks leading to effective public health interventions.
Basu S, Chapman GB, Galvani AP. Integrating epidemiology, psychology, and economics to achieve HPV vaccination targets. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2008;105 (48):19018-19023.
Galvani AP, Reluga TC, Chapman GB. Long-standing influenza vaccination policy is in accord with individual self-interest but not with the utilitarian optimum. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2007; 104 (13): 5692-5697..
Medlock J, Galvani AP. Optimizing Influenza Vaccine Distribution. Science 2009; 325 (5948):1705-1708.
Luz PM, Vanni T, Medlock J, Paltiel AD, Galvani AP. Dengue vector control strategies in an urban setting: an economic modelling assessment. Lancet. 2011; 377 (9778):1673-1680.
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Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Place of Birth: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Research Summary: Developing new optical bio-imaging techniques to understand in vivo complex molecular systems and processes.
Min W, Lu S, Chong S, Rahul R, Holtom GH, Xie XS. Imaging chromophores with undetectable fluorescence by simulated emission microscopy. Nature 2009; 461: 1105.
Min W, Freudiger CW, Lu S, Xie XS. Coherent nonlinear optical imaging: Beyond fluorescence microscopy. Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2011; 62: 506.
Min W. Label-free optical imaging of non-fluorescent molecules by stimulated radiation. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2011; 15: 831.
Kao YT, Zhu X, Min W. Protein flexibility mediated coupling between photoswitching kinetics and the surrounding viscosity of a photochromic fluorescent protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2012; 109: 3220.
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Position: Professor, Department of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Place of Birth: Rehovot, Israel
Research Summary: Elucidating problems at the interface of mathematics (geometry and analysis) and computer science.
Mendel M, Naor A., Metric cotype. Annals of Mathematics. 2008; 168(1): 247-298.
Arora S, Lee J, Naor A., Euclidean distortion and the sparsest cut. Journal of the American Mathematical Society. 2008; 21(1): 1-21.
Cheeger, J, Kleiner B, Naor A. Compression bounds for Lipschitz maps from the Heisenberg group to L_1. Acta Mathematica. 2011; 207(2): 291-373.
Braverman M, Makarychev K, Makarychev Y, Naor A. The Grothendieck constant is strictly smaller than Krivine's bound. Proceedings of 52nd annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science. 2011; 453-462.
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Position: Research Associate, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University
Place of Birth: Saratov, Russia
Research Summary: Understanding the molecular basis of regulation of gene expression in bacteria.
Feklistov A, Darst SA. Structural basis for promoter -10 element recognition by the bacterial RNA polymerase sigma subunit. Cell. 2011; 147: 1257-1269.
Feklistov A, Mekler V, Jiang Q, et al. Rifamycins do not function by allosteric modulation of binding of Mg2+ to the RNA polymerase active center. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008; 105: 14820-5.
Feklistov A, Barinova N, Sevostyanova A, et al. A basal promoter element recognized by free RNA polymerase sigma subunit determines promoter recognition by RNA polymerase holoenzyme. Mol Cell. 2006; 23: 97-107.
Position: Associate Research Scientist, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University
Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Research Summary: Solving the corona heating problem in stars.
Hahn M, Landi E, Savin DW. Evidence of Wave Damping at Low Heights in a Polar Coronal Hole. Astrophys. J. In press.
Hahn M, Landi E, Savin DW. Differential Emission Measure Analysis of a Polar Coronal Hole during the Solar Minimum in 2007. Astrophys. J. 2011; 736: 101.
Hahn M, Bryans P, Landi E, Miralles MP, Savin DW. Properties of a Polar Coronal Hole During the Solar Minimum in 2007. Astrophys. J. 2010; 725: 774. .
Hahn M, Bernhardt D, Grieser M, et al. Storage Ring Cross Section Measurements for Electron Impact Ionization of Fe 11+ Forming Fe 12+ and Fe 13+. Astrophys. J. 2011; 729: 76..
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, New York University
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Research Summary: Understanding how stochastic variation in gene expression can lead to changes in cell fate during development.
Johnston RJ, Otake Y, Sood P, et al. Interlocked feedforward loops control cell-type-specific rhodopsin expression in the Drosophila eye. Cell. 2011; 145: 956-968.
Vasiliauskas D, Mazzoni EO, Sprecher SG, et al. Feedback from Rhodopsin protein controls rhodopsin exclusion in Drosophila R8 photoreceptors. Nature. 2011; 479: 108-112.
Johnston RJ, Desplan C. Stochastic mechanisms of cell fate specification that yield random or robust outcomes. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2010; 26: 689-719.
Johnston RJ, Desplan C. Stochastic neuronal cell fate choices. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2008; 18: 20-27.
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Position: Research Fellow, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Place of Birth: Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy
Research Summary: Identifying a new molecular target for lymphoma therapy.
Oricchio E, Nanjangud G, Wolfe AL, et al. Eph-Receptor A7 is a soluble tumor suppressor in Follicular Lymphoma. Cell. 2011; 147(3): 554-564.
Schatz JH, Oricchio E, Wolfe AL, et al. Targeting cap-dependent translation blocks converging survival signals by AKT and PIM kinases in lymphoma. J Exp Med. 2011; 208 (9):1799-1807.
Oricchio E, Wendel HG. Mining the cancer genome uncovers therapeutic activity of EphA7 against lymphoma. Cell Cycle. 2012; 11(6):1076-1080.
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Position: Research Associate, Laboratory of Genetics, The Rockefeller University
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Research Summary: Studying the function and regulation of sleep.
Stavropoulos N, Young MW. Insomniac and Cullin-3 regulate sleep and wakefulness in Drosophila. Neuron. 2011; 72: 964-976.
Stavropoulos N, Rowntree RK, Lee JT. Identification of developmentally specific enhancers in the regulation of X chromosome inactivation. Mol Cell Biol. 2005; 25: 2757-2769.
Stavropoulos N, Lu N, Lee JT. A functional role for Tsix transcription in blocking Xist RNA accumulation but not in X-chromosome choice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2001; 98: 10232-10237.
Warshawsky D, Stavropoulos N, Lee JT. Further examination of the Xist promoter-switch hypothesis in X inactivation: evidence against the existence and function of a P0 promoter. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1999; 96: 14424-14429.