Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of MedicineBiography
Dr. David Entenberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics at SUNY Stony Brook. After receiving a Masters’ degree in chemical physics from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, Dr. Entenberg worked at Tellabs as an optical test engineer where he supported a manufacturing production line for telecommunications equipment, and then as a research engineer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he transitioned into the biological sciences by developing novel instrumentation and engineering based assays for biological research. He obtained his Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Kent where the title of his thesis was “Enabling research into the tumor microenvironment: Novel Photonic Assays for Cancer Research”. He brought his imaging expertise to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he’s been since 2006 and now serves as the Director of Technology Development for Einstein’s Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center and its associated Integrated Imaging Program. Dr. Entenberg leads the development of novel and innovative imaging techniques that provide high-resolution visualization of the tumor microenvironment. He has collaborated closely with Dr. John Condeelis in the development of intravital imaging windows in which they were able to visualize the different stages of cancer progression and the interactions between tumor cells and macrophages in the tumor microenvironment, and with Drs. Maja Oktay and Joseph Sparano on the development and validation of clinical biomarkers for metastasis. Dr. Entenberg’s work has been published in such high impact journals as Nature Methods and Nature Cell Biology. In addition, his work has made the cover of Nature Cell Biology, Intravital, and Science Translational Medicine.