Richard L. Possemato, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Co-Director, Cancer Cell Biology Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Postdoctoral Fellow with David Sabatini, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology, William Hahn, advisor Harvard Medical School, 2008
B.S. Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
B.S. Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001

For his doctoral work, Richard studied cellular models of human cell transformation under the advisement of Dr. William Hahn. In his post-doctoral studies with Dr. David Sabatini, Richard developed genetic tools and designed culture systems to investigate the contributions of the nutrient environment on cancer cell metabolism, and described a key role for the serine biosynthesis pathway in human breast cancer. Richard joined the Pathology Department at the NYU School of Medicine in 2014.

Samantha Alvarez

Senior Lab Manager

B.S. Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014

Erdem Terzi

Graduate Student

M.S. Molecular Biology, Bilkent University, Turkey, 2014

Vlad Sviderskiy

MD/Ph.D. Student

B.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, 2012

Joshua Shin

Graduate Student

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, 2011

Daniel McLaughlin

Graduate Student

M.S. Biology, University of California San Diego, 2014

Minwoo Nam

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2017

Gabrielle Whiten

Graduate Student

B.S. Biochemistry, UNC Chapel Hill, 2018

Abdul Hannan Mir

Research Technician

B.A. Biology, University of Connecticut, 2019

Former Lab Members

Luiz Gustavo Dubois

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Morphological Sciences/Cell Biology, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016

Takaharu Araki

High School Summer Intern, 2018-2019

Nicole Hirsh

NYU Summer Undergraduate Research Program Student, 2019

Denise Minton

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 2015

Shakirah Ssebyala

NYU Summer Undergraduate Research Program Student, 2017

Isabela Lamadrid

High School Summer Intern, 2017