Professor Jonathan Backer

Professor Backer serves as a Director of Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His research is focused on the biology of the PI3K enzyme family, including of particular note PI3K-p110β in cancer. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MD degree from the joint Harvard/MIT program. Following a research fellowship at Harvard and the Joslin Diabetes Center, he joined Einstein's Department of Molecular Pharmacology in 1993 and was appointed professor in 2002.