Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Residency

Pediatrics - New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Genetics - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Fellow

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Rokita JL, Rathi KS, Cardenas MF, Upton KA, Jayaseelan J, Cross KL, Pfeil J, Egolf LE, Way GP, Farrel A, Kendsersky NM, Patel K, Gaonkar KS, Modi A, Berko ER, Lopez G, Vaksman Z, Mayoh C, Nance J, McCoy K, Haber M, Evans K, McCalmont H, Bendak K, Böhm JW, Marshall GM, Tyrrell V, Kalletla K, Braun FK, Qi L, Du Y, Zhang H, Lindsay HB, Zhao S, Shu J, Baxter P, Morton C, Kurmashev D, Zheng S, Chen Y, Bowen J, Bryan AC, Leraas KM, Coppens SE, Doddapaneni H, Momin Z, Zhang. W, Sacks GI, Hart LS, Krytska K, Mosse YP, Gatto GJ, Sanchez Y, Greene CS, Diskin SJ, Vaske OM, Haussler D, Gastier-Foster JM, Kolb EA, Gorlick R, Li XN, Reynolds CP, Kurmasheva RT, Houghton PJ, Smith MA, Lock RB, Raman P, Wheeler DA, Maris JM. Genomic Profiling of Childhood Tumor Patient-Derived Xenograft Models to Enable Rational Clinical Trial Design. Cell Rep. 2019 Nov 5;29(6):1675- 1689.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.09.071. PubMed PMID: 31693904; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6880934.

2018

Kong Y, Berko ER (co-first authors), Marcketta A, Maqbool SB, Simoes-Pires CA, Kronn DF, Ye KQ, Suzuki M, Auton A, Greally JM. Detecting, quantifying and discriminating the mechanism of mosaic chromosomal aneuploidies using MAD-seq. Genome Res. 2018 Jul;28(7):1039-1052. Doi: 10.1101/gr.226282.117. Epub 2018 May 17. Pubmed PMID 29773658; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6028128.

2017

Berko ER, Cho MT, Eng C, Shao Y, Sweetser DA, Waxler J, Robin NH, Brewer F, Donkervoort S, Mohassel P, Bönnemann CG, Bialer M, Moore C, Wolfe LA, Tifft CJ, Shen Y, Retterer K, Millan F, Chung WK. De novo missense variants in HECW2 are associated with neurodevelopmental delay and hypotonia. J Med Genet. 2017 Feb;54(2):84-86. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2016-103943. PubMed PMID: 27389779; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5222737.

2014

Berko ER, Suzuki M, Beren F, Lemetre C, Alaimo CM, Calder RB, Ballaban-Gil K, Gounder B, Kampf K, Kirschen J, Maqbool SB, Momin Z, Reynolds DM, Russo N, Shulman L, Stasiek E, Tozour J, Valicenti-McDermott M, Wang S, Abrahams BS, Hargitai J, Inbar D, Zhang Z, Buxbaum JD, Molholm S, Foxe JJ, Marion RW, Auton A, Greally JM. Mosaic epigenetic dysregulation of ectodermal cells in autism spectrum disorder. PLoS Genet. 2014 May 29;10(5):e1004402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004402. PubMed PMID: 24875834; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4038484.

Khrapunov S, Warren C, Cheng H, Berko ER, Greally JM, Brenowitz M. Unusual characteristics of the DNA binding domain of epigenetic regulatory protein MeCP2 determine its binding specificity. Biochemistry. 2014 Jun 3;53(21):3379-91. doi: 10.1021/bi500424z. PubMed PMID: 24828757; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4045320.

Awards and Honors

2017, Resident Research Award, New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
2014, Dr. Leonard J. Mogilner Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and Community Service, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
2006-2011, Honors grade in graduate coursework, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
2005, Jacob and Katie Lashin Memorial Award for Creativity in the Biological Sciences Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University
2005, summa cum laude, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University
2004-2005, National Dean’s List
2004, Roth Scholarship Research Fellow, Yeshiva University
2003-2005, Anne Scheiber Scholarship Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University
2002-2005, Dean’s List Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University