Ronald G. Crystal

Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine; Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine
Genetic Medicine/Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Contact Information

1305 York Avenue, 13th Floor
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10021
p: (646) 962-4363

Ronald G. Crystal

Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine; Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine
Genetic Medicine/Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Expertise
Gene therapy; lung biology; population genetics

Current Research Interest
Optimizing viral gene transfer vectors for in vivo gene therapy; gene therapy for hereditary and acquired brain disorders; genetic variation and environment interactions; pathogenesis of smoking-induced lung disease

Distinction
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Honorary Degree
Sichuan University Honorary Professorship
Royal Physicians of Ireland Honorary Fellowship
American Thoracic Society Amberson Award
Human Gene Therapy Pioneer Award for Seminal Work in Gene Therapy

Selected Publications
Chung, Nancy P.Y., Xuemei Ou, K.M. Faisal Khan, Jacqueline Salit, Robert J. Kaner, and Ronald G. Crystal. “HIV Reprograms Human Airway Basal Stem/Progenitor Cells to Acquire a Tissue Destructive Phenotype.”Cell Reports 19, no. 6 (2017): 1091-1100.

Pagovich, Odelya E., Bo Wang, Maria J. Chiuchiolo, Stephen M. Kaminsky, Dolan Sondhi, Clarisse L. Jose, Christina C. Price, Sarah F. Brooks, Jason G. Mezey, and Ronald G. Crystal. “Anti-hlgE Gene Therapy of Peanut-Induced Anaphylaxis in a Humanized Murine Model of Peanut Allergy.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 138, no. 6 (2016): 1652-1662.

Cornell Research Website Article
Gene Therapies for Fatal Diseases