Danny Reinberg

Danny Reinberg, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Smilow Research Center, Room 213
552 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Lab: 212-263-9033
Email: Danny.Reinberg@nyumc.org

Lab Website

Epigenetics, Transcription, Chromatin, Noncoding RNAs, Ants, Stem Cells


Graduate Education:  1982: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein Col. Of Med.   
Postdoctoral Training:  1982: UC Berkeley, California
1983: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1985: The Rockefeller University
Academic Appointments: 1985: Assistant professor in Biochemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook
1986: Assistant professor in Biochemistry, RWJMS at UMDNJ
1990: Associate professor in Biochemistry, RWJMS at UMDNJ
1992: Professor in Biochemistry, RWJMS at UMDNJ
1994: Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2002: Distinguished Professor, RWJMS at UMDNJ
2006: Professor in Biochemistry, NYU School of Medicine

The Reinberg lab investigates the regulation of gene expression in higher eukaryotes, with particular attention to the role of chromatin structure and processes that regulate it, which are fundamental for the epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional states. In recent years our research has focused on chromatin-modifying complexes and the means by which they are
recruited to target sites on the genome thus establishing distinct cell identities. Recent work has unveiled a key and complex role of non-coding RNAs in these processes. Finally, a separate but related research projects aims at establishing the social insects ants as model system for epigenetic research.


Brent Kopenhaver Jr., Technician
Courtney Leek, Technician
Deborah Hernandez, Technician
Eric Campos, Postdoctoral Fellow
Gary LeRoy, Postdoctoral Fellow
Heike Pelka, Laboratory Manager
Hua Yan, Postdoctoral Fellow
James Stafford, Postdoctoral Fellow
Jinsook Son, Graduate Student
Luis Alejandro Rojas, Graduate Student
Lynne Vales, Assistant Professor
Marcus Wong, Technician
Michele Giunta, Administrative Assistant
Ozgur Oksur, Graduate Student
Pedro Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow
Philipp Voigt, Postdoctoral Fellow
Ricardo Saldaña-Meyer, Graduate Student
Swathi Krishnan, Postdoctoral Fellow
Shengjiang Tu, Postdoctoral Fellow
Shuzo Kaneko, Postdoctoral Fellow
Theodoros Savvidis, Graduate Student
Toshinori Iwahara, Postdoctoral Fellow
Varun Narendra, Graduate Student
Wee-Wei Tee, Postdoctoral Fellow
Yang Wang, Technician
Zhonghua Gao, Postdoctoral Fellow