May 22, 20176:30 PMPhD Graduate ReceptionMarina del Rey
May 23, 20173:00 PMCommencementDavid Geffen Hall
Tuesday, May 02, 201712:00 PM
Thesis Defense Seminar: "HGF mediates breast tumor cell migration towards blood vessels."Edison Leung
Rachel Schnur is a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Backer.
Why I Chose Einstein
At another New York school where I was applying, I asked the students, "Are you happy?" They said, "We’re grad students. We’re not supposed to be happy." Einstein had a very collaborative
atmosphere and everybody
seemed happy. People here were
excited to tell me about their
research and about the prospect
of teaching me.
Favorite Story About My Research
I spent my
second rotation in Jon Backer’s lab
focusing on cell signaling. I hated
[cell signaling] in college, but Jon
made it sound really interesting.
He put me on another project
studying a protein involved in
nutrient sensing. I ended up falling
in love with it.
Best Thing About Being a Student at Einstein
Here [at Einstein] you have more
of a sense of community. There
are things to do in the Bronx and
there are a lot of things happening