The Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology is committed to graduate education. We have a group of outstanding faculty members who have exciting programs and world-class laboratories with a good mix of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research associates and visitors. The department has many special features that make this a stimulating place in which to work, including an open door policy that encourages the members of the various laboratories to interact and share knowledge, techniques and equipment. State of the art facilities in light and electron microscopy, genomics, proteomics and cell and animal models development are available to provide investigators with the ability to perform sophisticated analyses of cell structure and function both in vitro and in vivo.
Complementing a series of departmental seminars where eminent visitors present reports of their work, is a monthly internal departmental dinner, where graduate and postdoctoral students present their newest results. There are regular weekly meetings of the students and faculty in most laboratories and a graduate and postdoctoral student group that gets together frequently to discuss their mutual concerns about science, course work and instrumentation. Once every other year there is a departmental retreat in which faculty and students spend considerable time considering and planning the future direction of the program. In addition to the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, there are nine additional basic science departments at Einstein, with seminars, courses, and equipment shared and available to all.
The faculty has a record of success in research and graduate and postgraduate training in cell and molecular biology, particularly relating to cell membranes, RNA trafficking, nuclear organization, the cytoskeleton and cell motility. They are interested in being mentors for new graduate students who want to develop challenging research and academic careers. Our program is carefully designed, with unique features to facilitate ease of entry into the research laboratory. We believe that you will find our program exciting, different and rewarding. After looking at the descriptions here, if you have any questions, please call or drop by to talk to any member of the department.