Dr. Howard Steinman is assistant dean for biomedical science education and chair of the basic science course leaders working group at Einstein, as well as professor of biochemistry. Among his leadership roles, he coordinates and integrates teaching of content, skills and professionalism in the four-year medical school curriculum, is course leader of the first-year Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Medicine course, and teaches in other medical school and graduate school courses at the College of Medicine, while also contributing to resources for USMLE Step 1 preparation. In addition, Dr. Steinman strives to increase the number and enhance the roles of women in biological and biomedical research careers at the undergraduate college, postdoctoral and junior faculty levels. A member of the Einstein faculty since 1976, his research focuses on the environmental origins of Legionnaires’ disease. Before coming to Einstein, he was a postdoctoral fellow and a Research Assistant Professor in Biochemistry at Duke University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and his doctoral degree from Yale University, both in biophysics.