Associate Professor, Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine,
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Associate Professor and Director of Research,
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (516) 562-3839
Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Bloom performed her postdoctoral studies and served as an associate research scientist in the Departments of Cell Biology and Immunology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Her studies at Yale focused on understanding how immune cells communicate with each other. Dr. Bloom received her PhD from The Rockefeller University in 2002, where she studied molecular and cellular neuroscience in the laboratory of Professor Paul Greengard. Her PhD studies were focused on understanding the molecular anatomy of synapses, the points of communication between nerve cells.
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) affects more than 17,000 people in the United States each year. The focus of Dr. Bloom’s research is to identify the biological factors and mechanisms needed to promote functional recovery and overall health in adults and children with SCI. To identify molecular programs that accompany good or poor recovery after SCI, Dr. Bloom’s research group is using biochemical, cell biological, functional genomics, immunological and behavioral methods. In addition to unbiased approaches, Dr. Bloom is particularly interested in understanding how the immune system changes after SCI and how these changes may influence recovery and health after SCI. Her research group performs both clinical and pre-clinical studies, with the hopes of identifying new targets for potential therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Bloom is an Associate Professor at The Feinstein Institute and in the Departments of Molecular Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of Research. Dr. Bloom’s clinical studies on acute and chronic spinal cord injury are performed in collaboration with Dr. Adam Benjamin Stein, Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and Dr. Matthew Alan Bank, Medical Director of the ACS-verified Level One Trauma Center at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Bloom’s SCI research program has received external funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, the Spinal Cord Injury Research Board of New York State, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense. Dr. Bloom is also an affiliated researcher at the RR&D National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
Dr. Bloom also collaborates with other Feinstein colleagues, including Dr. Nadeen Chahine to understand the role of inflammation in degenerative disc disease and Drs. Betty Diamond and Yousef Al-Abed to develop novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of lupus.
Katie Gibbs, DO
Nawshin Kutub, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Trainee
The Rockefeller University
Field of Study: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Yale University School of Medicine
Field of Study: Cell Biology/Immunology
2016 Sybil Sternlieb Innovation Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2015 Collaborative Women In Science Award, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2014 Alison Conyngham Neisloss Collaborative Women In Science Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2014 First Place Best Poster Presentation, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Annual Meeting
2014 Outstanding Research in the Field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2014 Bell Fellowship Fund in Tissue Engineering, MBL, Woods Hole, MA
2013 Innovation Award, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2013 Albert and Ellen Grass Foundation Faculty Research Award, MBL, Woods Hole, MA
2012 Susan Claster Educational Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2012 Albert and Ellen Grass Foundation Faculty Research Award, MBL, Woods Hole, MA
2011 Charles Evans Foundation Research Award, MBL, Woods Hole, MA
2010 Charles Evans Foundation Research Award, MBL, Woods Hole, MA
2009 Ann E. Kammer Memorial Fellowship and The Lucy B. Lemann Fund, The Marine Biological Laboratory, (MBL) Woods Hole, MA. $6,430