Biomedical Research

The Biomedical Research program is devoted to strengthening experimental basic research in the biomedical sciences. Revson provides two kinds of fellowship awards to exceptionally talented scientists.

Each year, the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science is offered competitively to eight outstanding researchers in their third or fourth years of postdoctoral studies at participating New York Metro area research institutions.

We also support the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science, which provides supplementary financial support to Israeli women scientists who have already been awarded postdoctoral fellowships by prestigious institutions in North America.

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Featured Project: Spotlight on the Revson Fellowship class of 2016-2018

Please welcome our Revson Fellowship class of 2016-2018! 

Mauricio Arias Hernandez – Columbia University

Dr. Arias Hernandez’s research combines theoretical mathematical analysis and experimental studies in human cell lines in an attempt to understand how our cells control the timing of the DNA to RNA copying process and how this affects the locations at which RNA chain splices occur. He received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering, and a B.S. in Pure Mathematics and Computer Engineering from John Brown University. He then received a MComp in Computer Science, with an emphasis on Computer Networks from the University of Costa Rica. After that, he went on to receive an M.A. and then a M.Phil. in Molecular Biology, and finally, his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Columbia University.


Hongtao Chen – Princeton University

Dr. Chen’s research involves using cutting-edge approaches to unravel chromatin structure and long-distance interactions between different parts of the chromatin in living cells in real time. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Marine Biology from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. After, he went on to receive his Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from New York University.

Christopher Henry – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Henry is currently researching how visual information is modulated in the brain. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and went on to receive his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from New York University.

Martin Machyna – Yale University

Dr. Machyna is working toward an understanding of how chromatin associated with LINE1-RNA may regulate overall chromatin state and replication timing. He received his Bc. in Molecular Biology and his Mgr. in Cellular Biology from Charles University in Prague. He then received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Technische Universität Dresden in Dresden, Germany.

James Mahaffey – New York University School of Medicine

Dr. Mahaffey is researching how a particular ras gene controls cancer metabolism, combining biochemical and molecular approaches. He received his B.S. in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School.

Wendy Mok – Princeton University

Dr. Mok is investigating the metabolic program that can lead to anti-microbial tolerance. She received her H.BSc. in Biochemistry with a Molecular Biology Specialization and her Ph. D. in Biochemistry from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Eunyong Park – The Rockefeller University

Dr. Park’s research centers on using state-of-the-art imaging and biophysical approaches to determine the structure of CLC channels, and to elucidate the mechanism by which they direct chloride ion movement. He received both his B.S. in Chemical Engineering as well as his M.S. in Biological Sciences from Seoul National University in South Korea. He then received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard University.

Yuriria Vazquez Zuniga – The Rockefeller University

Dr. Vazquez Zuniga is researching information glow across cortical and subcortical networks in the primate brain. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Research from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. She then received her M.S. in Neural and Behavioral Sciences from the International Max Planck Research School for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. Finally, she received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.