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David J. Simon, Ph.D.

David J. Simon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
(646) 962-3047

The Simon laboratory studies how individual neurons, unlike almost all other cell types in the body, survive for a lifetime. The lab asks how insults such as genetic mutation, injury or inflammation disrupt these survival programs to promote neurodegeneration. The lab also employs a range of molecular and biochemical techniques with the ultimate goals of understanding the molecular basis of neurodegeneration and identifying novel therapeutic targets.

Lab Members

Tingting Liu

Visiting Graduate Student

Christine Ohn

Research Technician

Chongzhen Yuan

Postdoctoral Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Biochemistry 1300 York Avenue,
Box #63 Room A-108
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-2759