Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Dec 01, 2017
11:45 PM
Form 1a and Form 1b due: December 1, 2017
Belfer Educational Center for Health Sciences 202


Dec 11, 2017
12:30 PM
Thesis Seminar: Neural Correlations in the Sound Localization System of the Barn Owl and Their Relevance for Coding
Michael Beckert
Rose F Kennedy Center Room 901

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Raquel Castellanos

Raquel Castellanos is a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Bernice Morrow. 

Why I Chose Einstein 

I wanted to continue my graduate career at a top research institution that had a competitive yet collaborative and friendly environment. After my interview at Einstein, I realized that I had found that place.

What’s Exciting About My Research at the Moment 

I am focusing on inner-ear development, specifically looking at upstream regulation of a transcription factor called tbx1. Currently, I’m in the process of analyzing regulatory regions in the tbx1 locus. 

Best Thing About Being a Student at Einstein 

Everything is the result of collaboration. For my third lab rotation, I worked with zebrafish because I wanted to do something related to development. When I declared my lab with Bernice Morrow, she had begun some work with zebrafish, although her lab primarily uses the mouse model. I said to her, "I think this would be a cool model to work with to answer this question we are trying to answer." She was completely open to it, and we now have two of us working with zebrafish.


By the Numbers



Number of scientific papers published last year


Scientific Laboratories

$170 million

Einstein's NIH Funding for 2011


Top-10-ranked Departments for Faculty Research Productivity (Chronicle of Higher Education)


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