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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.

Monday, March 30, 2015 5:00 PM
Identifying and De-risking of Commercially-Viable Biotechnologies
Tom Pfeifer, PhD

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:00 PM
How To Prepare For and Pick The Best Postdoc For You, Including How and Why a 2nd Postdoc Might Be Right For You
Dr. Arne Gennerich

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Important Dates


September 2013

Recruitment opens  

September 5

Fall 2014 applications open

December 15

Deadline for Fall 2014 application

Mid-January - early March 2014

Applicant Interviews (candidates are contacted for interviews)

March 24

Julius Marmur Symposium and revisit day for accepted students

April 15

Accepted students submit final decision

August 2014

Entering Class of 2014 begins


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