Houston Site Program Leadership and Faculty

The following Houston Methodist leadership and faculty play key roles in the Weill Cornell PhD Program:

John P. Cooke, MD, PhD
Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter and Carole Walter Looke Presidential Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Research, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Shu-Hsia Chen, PhD
Emily Herrmann Chair in Immunology Research,
Cancer Center
Director, Center for Immunotherapy Research
Professor of Oncology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Vittorio Cristini, PhD
Professor of Mathematics in Medicine, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Director, Mathematics in Medicine Program
Houston Methodist

Philip J. Horner, PhD
Professor of Neuroregeneration, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Scientific Director, Center for Neuroregeneration
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Henry J. Pownall, PhD
Professor of Bioenergetics, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Qing Yi

Qing Yi, MD, PhD
Ralph O’Connor Centennial Chair, Cancer Center
Professor of Oncology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Director, Center for Translational Research in Hematological Malignancies
Associate Director, Cancer Center Basic Research Programs, Cancer Center
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College