Emily Bernstein, PhD
Departments of Oncological Sciences & Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Bernstein is a tenured Associate Professor of Oncological Sciences and Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She performed her thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory Hannon at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with a PhD from Stony Brook University. Dr. Bernstein completed her postdoctoral studies with Dr. David Allis at The Rockefeller University, supported by the National Science Foundation. She has made important scientific contributions to basic biology during her career, including understanding the mechanisms underlying RNA interference and chromatin regulation, and more recently, how the latter can impact on disease. Her laboratory studies epigenetic mechanisms underlying cancer initiation, progression, and drug resistance with a focus on malignant melanoma and neuroblastoma. She has been awarded numerous prizes including the Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research and her research program is supported by the Melanoma Research Alliance, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute.