5 Faculty Members Join 4 Medical School Departments

By Dirk Hoffman

Published June 28, 2024

Five faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing four departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during the past few months.


Tatsuaki Kurosaki, PhD, is an assistant professor of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences.

The primary research goal of his laboratory is to investigate RNA regulatory mechanisms that govern cell proliferation and cell death and to understand how RNA misregulation contributes to various incurable human diseases.

The ultimate goal is to develop RNA-based methodologies to correct aberrant RNA processing, providing effective and targeted therapeutic strategies for these conditions.

Kurosaki earned a doctoral degree in biology (molecular biology and genomics) from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science.

Hamza Hassan, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine.

He is a hematologist with a research focus on novel translational clinical trials focused on plasma cell dyscrasias.

His current work involves understanding the biology of high-risk myeloma and amyloidosis and designing novel clinical trials to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Srinivasan Mani, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, who specializes in neonatology.

Mani completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the Jacobs School and a residency in pediatrics at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

He earned his medical degree from Madurai Medical College and Hospital in India.

The biographical information in the faculty profiles of the following new hires was incomplete at the time of publication:

Thomas A. Bevilacqua, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of radiology.

Anne C. Grand’Maison, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine.