Eric Lai

2008 Regional Award Finalist — Faculty

Eric Lai

Current Position:
Associate Member of Developmental Biology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Developmental Biology


Eric Lai is a developmental biologist that examines two major topics in developmental patterning using the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster: (1) determination of cell fates by a cell-cell signaling cascade known as the Notch pathway and (2) the biological activities of microRNAs, a newly defined class of endogenous small regulatory RNAs.