About Us


NKI has a strong academic collaboration with NYU Langone Health and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, well known for its tradition of integrating patient care, research and education.  Founded in 1841, the School of Medicine includes the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, devoted to translational (patient-oriented) medicine; the Department of Cell Biology, formerly the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, a basic research facility; the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Bio Medical Sciences, which offers interdisciplinary training programs in the basic medical sciences, leading to the Ph.D. degree; and, post-graduate training at NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers continuing medical education courses to physicians and other biomedical health professionals.  NYU Grossman School of Medicine is ranked number 2 in the nation in Best Medical School Research, according to the 2022 US News and World Report.  In the last year alone, NYU performed research leading to more than 4,000 scientific publications and trained more than 700 future physicians.

Within the NYU network, NKI has a close affiliation with the Department of Psychiatry. Since its inception, the Department of Psychiatry has grown into one of the largest clinical departments at NYU. Rich in both research and clinical areas with the current focus on brain aging, schizophrenia, and addiction, the NYU Department of Psychiatry is a recognized leader in research, with research faculty and staff who are experts in their fields of inquiry.

NYU Langone’s Shared Resources available to CDR researchers dedicated to facilitate basic, clinical, and translational research, which endeavors to spur collaboration and outreach and to coordinate cooperative opportunities among researchers and the larger scientific community.

Applied Bioinformatics Laboratories

provides our researchers with computational analysis for high throughput data, including but not limited to, next generation sequencing data.

Biostatistics Resource

offers an array of collaborative biostatistical and data science capabilities. Investigators are assisted in the research process to generate hypotheses, design studies, conduct analyses and interpret results.

Cytometry and Cell Sorting Laboratory

gives access to the most powerful and adaptable instruments available. These state of the art instruments acquire optical measurements using different lasers to detect flurophores with a high level of precision.

Genome Technology Center

offers researchers genome, epigenome and transcriptome analysis. Equipped with advanced sequencing equipment, the center provides expertise to collaborating researchers.

Microscopy Laboratory

offers scientists comprehensive light and electron microscopy techologies. Clear and detailed images are obtained using powerful light microscopes and electron microscopes at resolutions ranging from centimeters to angstroms.

NYU Health Science Library

achieves its mission to enhance learning and research by managing knowledge-based resources, providing information services and education, and extending access through new initiatives in information technology to researchers, post-doctoral and graduate students.

Proteomics Laboratory

available to CDR scientists, offers proteomics technologies that focus on the analyses of proteins and peptides by using state of the art mass spectronic instumentation.

Roussos Laboratory

The Roussos Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, lead by Panagiotis Roussos, M.D., PhD., consults on Bioinformatics/-omics studies, particularly the analyses of large-scale AD human and mouse transcriptomic and proteomic data, including advanced statistical handling of data.