Science at the heart of medicine

Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Dec 08, 2015
5:00 PM
Careers in Data Science
Dr. Friederike Schüür
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 5th Floor Lecture Hall


Dec 10, 2015
4:00 PM
International Coffee Hour
Forchheimer Medical Science Building Main Street

Thesis Defense Seminars

Friday, December 18, 2015
2:00 PM

Thesis Defense
Raquel Furtado


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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