Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Medical Scientist Training Program

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Sean Campbell

Einstein has the right idea in having students take graduate school, medical school, and MSTP courses throughout their first year. When I started in the lab I already had my graduate class requirements out of the way and I was able to be productive immediately. Productivity results in learning and graduating in a timely fashion.

 

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 484 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.

Because of the COVID pandemic our interview process for the class entering in 2021 will be entirely virtual. To learn more about the Einstein community please view these two short videos: Life at Einstein and The Class of 2024. 

The Einstein MSTP encourages applications from all individuals. As stated in the College's Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence, "At Einstein, we value all people and perspectives that make us unique and increase our diversity at large. Consistent with its focus on social justice, Albert Einstein College of Medicine reaffirms its commitment to recruiting, retaining and advancing individuals from historically underrepresented and marginalized minority groups in the scientific and medical professions. At the College of Medicine, this includes, (in no particular order, and is not limited to) women, individuals who are Black, Latino/Latina; Pacific Islander or indigenous Americans; individuals from new immigrant populations; individuals with both apparent and nonapparent disabilities; all sexual and gender minorities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual and queer people as well as transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex individuals; religious minorities and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds."

Four M.D.-Ph.D. students share what motivates them to pursue the long and rigorous course to become physician-scientists.  

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Ryan Graff NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "Platelet PI3Kβ regulation of metastasis" (Sponsor,  Jonathan Backer and Anne Bresnick, Molecular Pharmacology)
  • Henrietta Bains NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "How does mTOR sense lipid in vivo" (Sponsor,  Rajat Singh, Developmental & Molecular Biology)
  • Julio Flores NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Epigenetic regulation of stem cells and development by the DNA dioxygenase Te2" (Sponsor,  Meelad Dawlaty, Genetics)
  • Daniel Borger NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "Developing a novel ex vivo platform to support hematopoietic cells and characterize the stem cell niche" (Sponsor,  Paul Frenette, Cell Biology)
  • Ryan Malonis NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "Discovery & characterization of human monoclonal antibodies targeting multiple arthritogenic alphaviruses" (Sponsor, Jon Lai, Biochemistry)
  • Bianca Ulloa NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Deciphering the development of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell self-renewal and differentiation" (Sponsor,  Teresa Bowman, Developmental & Molecular Biology)
  • Taylor Thompson NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Transcriptional Regulatory and Cell Differentiation Influences of an Endocrine Disrupting Chemical" (Sponsor, John Greally, Genetics)
  • Michelle Gulfo NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Assessing dopaminergic modulation of an associative circuit within the dentate gyrus" (Sponsor, Pablo Castillo, Neuroscience)
  • Meera Trivedi NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Characterizing Novel Regulations of Dendritic Tiling in C. elegans" (Sponsor, Hannes Buelow, Neuroscience)
  • Jamie Moore NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Unraveling Mechanisms of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Priming by CD169+ Macrophages in Severe Murine Malaria" (Sponsor, Gregoire Lauvau, Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Adam Spitz NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "Direct Small Molecule Activation of Pro-apoptotic BAK" (Sponsor, Evris Gavathiotis, Biochemistry)
  • Hayden Hatch NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Transcriptional regulation, neuronal development, and function of the mushroom body in a Drosophila model of intellectual disability" (Co-Sponsors, Julie Secombe and Nicholas Baker, Neuroscience/Genetics)
  • Joshua Weinreb NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "Uncovering the Role of the DEAD Box Helicase Ddx41 in Hematopoiesis" (Sponsor, Teresa Bowman, Developmental & Molecular Biology)
  • Rosiris Leon-Rivera NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Increased Risk of Racial and Ethnic Minorities for HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders" (Sponsor, Joan Berman, Pathology)
  • Todd Rubin NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Examining sex as a predictor of outcomes across multiple levels of head trauma" (Sponsor, Michael Lipton, Neuroscience)
  • Kristin Palarz NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship for a project entitled "Serotoninergic modulation of cerebellar circuitry" (Sponsor, Kamran Khodakhah, Neuroscience)
  • Peter John NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "B7x in Cancer: Mechanisms and Therapies" (Sponsor, XingXing Zang, Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Richard Piszczatowski NIH NRSA F30 Fellowship for a project entitled "Investigating the role of Nol3 in normal and malignant hematopoiesis" (Sponsor, Ulrich Steidl, Cell Biology)

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Publications

  • publications Cai D, Khor S. Hypothalamic microinflammation. Handb Clin Neurol. 2021
  • publications Tang LTH, Trivedi M, Freund J, Salazar CJ, Rahman M, Ramirez-Suarez NJ, Lee G, Wang Y, Grant BD, Bülow HE. The CATP-8/P5A-type ATPase functions in multiple pathways during neuronal patterning. PLoS Genet. 2021 Jul 1
  • publications Krause GJ, Cuervo AM. Assessment of mammalian endosomal microautophagy. Methods Cell Biol. 2021
  • publications Visciano ML, Mahant AM, Pierce C, Hunte R, Herold BC. Antibodies Elicited in Response to a Single Cycle Glycoprotein D Deletion Viral Vaccine Candidate Bind C1q and Activate Complement Mediated Neutralization and Cytolysis. Viruses. 2021 Jun 30
  • publications Wheat JC, Steidl U. Gene Expression at a Single Molecule Level: Implications for MDS and AML. Blood. 2021 Jun 22
  • publications Hatch HAM, O'Neil MH, Marion RW, Secombe J, Shulman LH. Caregiver-reported characteristics of children diagnosed with pathogenic variants in KDM5C. Am J Med Genet A. 2021 Jun 4
  • publications Biswas J, Li W, Singer RH, Coleman RA. Imaging Organization of RNA Processing within the Nucleus. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2021 Jun 14
  • publications Schwenger E, Steidl U. An evolutionary approach to clonally complex hematologic disorders. Blood Cancer Discov. 2021 May
  • publications Tomita T, Mukhopadhyay D, Han B, Yakubu R, Tu V, Mayoral J, Sugi T, Ma Y, Saeij JPJ, Weiss LM. Toxoplasma gondii Matrix Antigen 1 Is a Secreted Immunomodulatory Effector. mBio. 2021 May 18
  • publications Moore E, Reynolds JA, Davidson A, Gallucci S, Morel L, Rao DA, Young HA, Putterman C. Promise and complexity of lupus mouse models. Nat Immunol. 2021 May 10
  • publications Cheney L, Barbaro JM, Berman JW. Antiretroviral Drugs Impact Autophagy with Toxic Outcomes. Cells. 2021 Apr 15

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