Neville Sanjana Core Faculty Member ew York Genome Center; Assistant Professor of Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology, New York University

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Neville Sanjana, PhD, is a Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center. He holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at NYU and in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Medical School. As a bioengineer, Dr. Sanjana is focused on creating new tools to understand the impact of genetic changes on the nervous system and cancer evolution. His research interests include developing pooled screening approaches for functional genomics and using gene editing to create pluripotent stem cell and human neuron models of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr. Sanjana is a recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, the Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award, and the Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator Award, and is a Next Generation Leader for the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science. Prior to joining NYGC and NYU, he was a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Dr. Sanjana holds a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT, a BS in Symbolic Systems and a BA in English from Stanford University.