Research Faculty

630 West 168th Street
Room 14-426A
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-305-7572
Education and Training
Ph.D. 1980 Columbia University
Paulette Bernd, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Pathology & Cell Biology
Director, Clinical Gross Anatomy
Research Summary

Working in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Greene, my current research investigates the mechanisms underlying neuronal cell death in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Service Activities

Course Director, Clinical Gross Anatomy

Director, The Anatomical Donor Program (

Interview with Dr. Bernd (
Selected Publications

Bernd, P., Miles, K., Rozenberg, I., Borghjid, S. and Kirby, M.L; Neurotrophin-3 and TrkC are expressed in the outflow tract of the developing chicken heart; Dev. Dynam.; 2004; 230:767-772.

Bernd, P.; The role of neurotrophins during early development; Gene Exp.; 2008; 14:241-50.

Bernd, P. and Jakway, J.; A simplified approach to teaching medical students ocular movements and the rationale in testing the oculomotor, trochlear and abducent nerves; Anat. Sci. Ed.; 2008; 1:126-129.

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum. P. Bernd, ed., 2012

Honors and Awards

1980‑1982: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

1983: Mount Sinai School of Medicine Competitive Research Award

Sigma Xi

Beta Beta Beta Biological Society

2002-2003: Outstanding Educator of the Year of the Pre-Clinical Faculty (SUNY Downstate)

2007: Distinguished Teaching Professorship (conferred by the SUNY Board of Trustees)

2010: Distinguished Lecturer of the Year awarded by the P&S Class of 2013

2011: Finalist, Columbia Presidential Teaching Award (school-wide)

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