Alisa Surkis, PhD, MLS

Translational Science Librarian

Phone: 212-263-2953


Alisa Surkis is the Translational Science Librarian, working with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute as well as the Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, to both develop new resources to further the goals of the CTSI, and to help members of the CTSI best make use of existing library resources.

Alisa is a graduate of the Queens College MLS program and received an AB in Physics from the University of Chicago, an MS in Physics from Stanford University, and a PhD in Neural Science from NYU.

Her research interests include the role of the library in translational research, informatics, and e-science.


  • Surkis, Alisa; McCrillis, Aileen; McGowan, Richard; Williams, Jeffrey; Schmidt, Brian L; Hardt, Markus; Rambo, Neil. Informationist Support for a Study of the Role of Proteases and Peptides in Cancer Pain. Journal of escience librarianship. 2013; 2(1):
    DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2013.1029

  • Hanson, Karen; Surkis, Alisa; Yacobucci, Karen. Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts . [S.l.] : YouTube.com2012.

  • Sanchez, R M; Surkis, A; Leonard, C S. Voltage-clamp analysis and computer simulation of a novel cesium-resistant A-current in guinea pig laterodorsal tegmental neurons. Journal of neurophysiology. 1998; 79(6):3111-3126.
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  • Surkis, A; Peskin, C S; Tranchina, D; Leonard, C S. Recovery of cable properties through active and passive modeling of subthreshold membrane responses from laterodorsal tegmental neurons. Journal of neurophysiology. 1998; 80(5):2593-2607.
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  • Surkis, A; Taylor, B; Peskin, C S; Leonard, C S. Quantitative morphology of physiologically identified and intracellularly labeled neurons from the guinea-pig laterodorsal tegmental nucleus in vitro. Neuroscience. 1996; 74(2):375-392.
    DOI: 10.1016/0306-4522(96)00139-X
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