Robert Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1978. His laboratory research focuses on the potential utility of stable reversion from the oncogenic phenotype. His teaching focuses on the application of knowledge of the natural world to problems that require decisions that cannot be based solely on such data-driven knowledge.
He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Howard Green at NYU Medical Center from 1966-1969, a Research Scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1969-70, a Senior Scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 1970 to 1975, and an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1975 until he joined the faculty of the Biological Sciences Department as a Professor in 1978. In 2010 he became the fifth Director of the University Seminars, and in 2016 he established the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity within the Columbia University Center for Science and Society. He continues to write, teach, and learn from his colleagues of all ages.
Robert Pollack leads the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity and serves as an Executive Committee Member.