Andrew Kasarskis

Andrew Kasarskis, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Epigenetics, Genetics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders

Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, is Interim Chair, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology.  He leads collaborative projects aimed at new therapeutics and diagnostics, and his research focuses on developing and applying technology to several areas including pathogen surveillance, pharmacogenomics, and the genetics of sleep.  Dr. Kasarskis has over a decade of experience managing research and technology development projects in software engineering, drug development, human and mouse genetics, and other biological research applications.    Prior to Mount Sinai, he held positions at Pacific Biosciences, Sage Bionetworks, and Merck.  Dr. Kasarskis holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley as well as a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Genetics and Data Science [GDS], Neuroscience [NEU]