Dr. Neville Sanjana

Dr. Neville Sanjana is a Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center. He holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at New York University, and is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at the NYU School of Medicine. 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 bioengineering, genomics, neuroscience, cancer biology and systems biology. His recent awards include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, being named the Leichtung Family Investigator by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the AAAS Wachtel Prize for Cancer Research, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Kimmel Scholar Award, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) New Innovator Award. Prior to joining the New York Genome Center, he was a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Sanjana holds a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT, and bachelor degrees in Symbolic Systems and English from Stanford University.