Science at the heart of medicine

Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Oct 08, 2015
12:00 PM
The IDP- Individual Development Plan: Getting On The Same Page With Your Mentee (For Faculty)
Dr. Phil Clifford
Price Center/Block Pavilion LeFrak Auditorium


Oct 14, 2015
4:30 PM
Thesis Workshop: How to Write a Thesis
Dr. Joan Berman
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl. Lecture Hall

Thesis Defense Seminars

Thursday, October 15, 2015
1:00 PM

Thesis Defense
Melinda Ng

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
10:00 AM

Thesis Defense Seminar
Jing Wen


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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