Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Dec 18, 2017
10:00 AM
Thesis Seminar: How to Build a Dendritic Tree: Insights from Somatosensory Neurons in C elegans
Nelson Ramirez
Price Center/Block Pavilion LeFrak Auditorium


Jan 05, 2018
11:45 PM
Form 2 due: January 5, 2018
Belfer Educational Center for Health Sciences 202

Thesis Defense Seminars

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
12:00 PM

Thesis Defense Seminar
Steven Kennedy


Class Profile

Below is a description of the incoming graduate students for the 2017 PhD class


Prior Research Experience

100% have had a sustained research experience in a scientific laboratory

38% have published a scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal

65% have presented their work at a scientific meeting

31% have also spent a summer in a research program

Mean Months of Prior, Full‐Time Research Experience: 25



31 different colleges are represented by the incoming PhD Class. Students come from throughout the United States having attended large research universities, and small liberal arts colleges

Undergraduate majors: Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Human Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Natural Science, Neurobiology, Neuroscience

78% have a Bachelor of Science degree; 22% have a Bachelor of Arts degree

35% have a Master’s degree



Demographics- 65% Female, 35% Male

Underrepresented minorities - 31% of individuals have self-identified as belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
Citizenship - 75% U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, 25% Non-U.S. Citizen

U.S. students are coming from California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

International students - students come to Einstein from countries around the world. This year's class includes students from China, Ghana, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Tanzania


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