Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Medical Scientist Training Program

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Ian Baine

I chose Einstein because its program challenges me in unique ways while accommodating my individual needs. And with such a friendly and active student body, Einstein's MSTP is not only a wonderful place to learn science and medicine, you'll have fun here too and make great friends.

 

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s oldest. From the start, our goal has been to train a diverse group of outstanding students to become future leaders of academic medicine and medical research. Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1964, the Einstein MSTP has 428 illustrious Alumni with careers spanning the spectrum from basic science research to clinical medicine and many variations in between.

Today, the Einstein MSTP is still unique. Larger than most other MSTPs, it fosters a strong academic and social community within the college. While large enough to be an independent academic unit, the program is still small enough to provide students with the individual attention their unique careers require.

The current training program recognizes that the successful physician-scientist training is not simply medical school plus graduate training. The program integrates MSTP-specific courses with medical and graduate courses, during the first two years of preclinical course work. Integration continues in the PhD thesis years through weekly involvement in the MSTP Continuity Clinic and monthly Clinical Pathological Conferences and MSTP Career Paths seminars.

Students have outstanding publications and residency placements.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Ruth Howe, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Characterizing the Novel Protein C15ORF65" (Sponsor,  Ulrich Steidl, Cell Biology)
  • Marika Osterbur, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Extra-coding features of mRNA are essential for hERG channel function" (Sponsor, Thomas McDonald, Molecular Pharmacology)
  • Karin Skalina, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Optimization of non-ablative focused ultrasound therapy for tumor immunity" (Sponsor, Chandan Guha, Pathology)
  • Michael Willcockson, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Regulators of the erythroid terminal differentiation decision and their connection to the cell cycle" (Sponsor, Art Skoultchi, Cell Biology)
  • Nelson Gil, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "The molecular basis of receptor-ligand recognition on the immunological synapse" (Sponsor, Andras Fiser, Systems & Computational Biology)
  • Odelya Hartung, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "The role of RBPMS2 in establishing oocyte polarity" (Sponsor, Florence Marlow, Developmental & Molecular Biology)
  • Robert Stanley, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Investigating the role of ARC in hematopoiesis and myeloproliferative neoplasms" (Sponsor, Ulrich Steidl, Cell Biology)
  • Kim Ohaegbulam, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Tumor expressed B7x accelerates disease and is a novel target for immunotherapy" (Sponsor, Xingxing Zang, Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Jennifer Schloss, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Use of beta cell epitopes in preventing type 1 diabetes in humanized mice" (Sponsor, Teresa DiLorenzo, Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Onyi Uchime, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Novel investigation of the mechanism of BAX modulation" (Sponsor, Evripidis Gavathiotis, Biochemistry)
  • Philip Campbell, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Polarized transport in nervous system development and disease in zebrafish" (Sponsor, Florence Marlow, Developmental and Molecular Biology)

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Publications

  • publicationsKoirala P, Roth ME, Gill J, Piperdi S, Chinai JM, Geller DS, Hoang BH, Park A, Fremed MA, Zang X, Gorlick R. Immune infiltration and PD-L1 expression in the tumor microenvironment are prognostic in osteosarcoma. Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 26.
  • publications Wijetunga NA, Belbin TJ, Burk RD, Whitney K, Abadi M, Greally JM, Einstein MH, Schlecht NF. Novel epigenetic changes in CDKN2A are associated with progression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print].
  • publications Wen J, Stock AD, Chalmers SA, Putterman C. The role of B cells and autoantibodies in neuropsychiatric lupus. Autoimmun Rev. 2016 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print].
  • publications Arora A, Deniskin R, Sosa Y, Nishtala SN, Henrich PP, Kumar TR, Fidock DA, Akabas MH. Substrate and inhibitor specificity of the Plasmodium berghei Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter Type 1 (PbENT1). Mol Pharmacol. 2016 Jun
  • publications Raveh B*, Karp JM*, Sparks S*, Dutta K, Rout MP, Sali A, Cowburn D. Slide-and-exchange mechanism for rapid and selective transport through the nuclear pore complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr. *contributed equally
  • publications Fang FC, Bowen A, Casadevall A. NIH peer review percentile scores are poorly predictive of grant productivity. Elife. 2016

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