(left to right) Carrie Johnston, Eugenia Siegler, Marshall Glesby, Heather Derry

Lab Team

Primary Investigators

Marshall J Glesby, MD, PhD
Marshall J. Glesby , MD, PhD
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
Research Focus:

My research focuses on metabolic, cardiopulmonary and aging-related complications and co-morbidities in people living with HIV infection.  I am a co-investigator in the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute-funded MACS WIHS Combined Cohort Study, a collaborative research effort that aims to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV.  I am also active in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group.  

Phone: 212-746-4177
Eugenia Siegler, MD
Eugenia Siegler , MD
  • Mason Adams Professor of Geriatric Medicine,
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

The majority of people with HIV are over 50, and I am interested in understanding how to optimize their medical care. Through chart reviews, focus groups, surveys, and ultimately clinical trials, we hope to shape the care each consumer needs both in and outside the office. 

Phone: 212-746-1772

Lab Members

Michael J. Corley, PhD
Michael J. Corley , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor in Medicine
Research Focus:

My transdisciplinary research focuses on better understanding host epigenetic and metabolic mechanisms in immune cells reprogrammed by HIV infection and aging linked to cardiometabolic disease states. Our laboratory utilizes cutting-edge immunology, epigenetic, metabolic, and single cell “omics” technologies. I received a K01 Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and recently I am funded as Principal Investigator of a WCM team science NHLBI R01 aiming to enhance our understanding of immunometabolism dysfunction in older people living with HIV linked to cardiovascular disease risk. My research group is also dedicated to transdisciplinary research projects aimed at increasing knowledge towards addressing health inequalities, mitigating accelerated aging of the immune system, and combatting infectious diseases. 

Atami De Main, PhD
Atami De Main , PhD
Research Focus:

Dr. DeMain is the 2022-2023 Arthur Ashe Endowment Fellow in HIV/Aging.

I am a geropsychiatric and mental health nurse with a focus on community and public health, and I have joined Weill Cornell Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine as a T32 postdoctoral associate in Behavioral Geriatrics. My research examines the impact of social determinants of health on mental and behavioral health outcomes in older adults, late-life suicidality, and self-management of multiple chronic conditions in vulnerable and underserved populations. I am the recipient of the Dean’s Initiative Diversity Grant to support my T32 Research Training.

  • PhD University of Texas at Austin (Nursing)
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Mental Health)
Heather Derry-Vick, Ph.D.
Heather Derry-Vick , Ph.D.
  • Assistant Faculty Member, Hackensack Meridian Health
Research Focus:

My current research uses a biobehavioral approach to determine links between psychosocial factors (such as depression or stressful experiences), levels of inflammation, and health among older adults with HIV and those with other health conditions including cancer.  Because chronic inflammation can drive many of the co-occurring health problems that older PLWH and those with cancer experience, the long-term goal of this work is to identify ways that addressing these links could help to improve their overall health and physical symptoms.  For more information, please visit my website or my NCBI Bibliography.

Emily Frey, MD
Emily Frey , M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Focus:

I am interested in improving the care and quality of life for older adults living with HIV. By integrating perspectives from geriatrics into HIV care, I hope to advance understanding and develop strategies that further support healthy aging among individuals with HIV. My current research is assessing the implementation of a technology-based intervention to enhance social connection and over-all wellbeing for older adults living with HIV.  I am also a member of the Clinical Quality Advisory Committee of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and participating in its community-based quality improvement activities. 

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Carrie Johnston, MD, MS
Carrie D Johnston , MD, MS
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

My current research focuses on translational investigation of novel biomarkers of aging-related phenotypes in older adults with HIV.  I am investigating plasma and urine cell-free mitochondrial DNA as a biomarker of geriatric syndromes in older adults with HIV, as well as tissue-level mediators of inflammation in relation to cognitive dysfunction.

Phone: 212-746-4177
Lish Ndhlovu
Lishomwa (Lish) Ndhlovu , M.D., Ph.D.
  • Professor of Immunology in Medicine and Neuroscience
Research Focus:

As a translational immunologist my research program is dedicated to confronting the challenges of HIV and aging and our team is developing specific immunological, virological and epigenetic expertise and strategies to prevent, slow or eliminate complications associated with HIV and exploring novel approaches to understand disease mechanisms to ultimately optimize quality of life outcomes. Recent interests in our team are in pioneering discoveries for achieving a cure for HIV as PI of the NIH funded Martin Delaney Collaboratory for HIV Cure, “HOPE”.   For more information, please visit my lab's website: ndhlovulab.org 

Weill Cornell Medicine Glesby & Siegler Lab 525 E 68th St., Baker 24 New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-4177