The research laboratories at Einstein provide an outstanding training environment for graduate and postdoctoral researchers. Based on the high quality of the individual labs, Einstein faculty last year obtained more than $156 million in peer-reviewed research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thus, students can conduct their Ph.D. thesis research in one ~225 labs with interests ranging from theoretical chemistry to human behavior and cognition. Enriching the training environment is the strong collaborative and interdisciplinary atmosphere that characterizes research at Einstein and is encouraged by the Administration.
The College has created many Shared Scientific Facilities such as the Analytical Imaging Facility with a wide array of light and electron microscopes, the Microarray Facility, Gene Targeting Facility and the Proteomics Core to name a few. These shared facilities allow research projects to rapidly incorporate new technologies and as projects require it they provide immediate access to new experimental approaches that might not be available in a given lab.
In addition, while Einstein maintains a traditional departmental structure, numerous cross-departmental research centers exist to encourage interdisciplinary research. Several major Einstein programs have been designated NIH “Centers of Excellence:” including the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Center for AIDS Research, the Bronx Center to Reduce & Eliminate Ethnic & Racial Health Disparities, the Brain and Neuroscience Center, the Center for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation, the Diabetes Center, the Institute for Clinical Translational Research, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the Institute for Aging Research, and the Liver Research Center.
As Einstein grows to meet the challenges of the 21st century it has created The Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine. This Center is housed in the 200,000 sq ft Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion that opened in January 2008. These research centers are an integral part of the College’s education and training programs, providing the opportunity for students to train in a stimulating environment that reflects the dramatic changing nature of medicine as it advances into the 21st century.