Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


PhD Program

Einstein’s extraordinary graduate experience produces independent biomedical scientists capable of carrying out significant scientific work to improve the health and well- being of humankind.

Our Ph.D. program now boasts over 1,600 graduates employed in a wide range of academic scientific careers, as well as in non-academic settings worldwide.


First Explore, Then Decide

You apply directly to our PhD program, not to a specific department. In the first year you will choose three lab rotations. This allows you to gain exposure many areas of research before making an informed decision about your thesis work.



Our graduate program is known for its high level of personalized mentoring.

You choose a mentor who will guide you through your research, and an advisory committee to provide additional perspective and feedback to guide you through your thesis work.

You meet regularly with the Directors of the Graduate Division at a variety of gatherings and develop an individualized curriculum based on your scientific background, interests, and goals.

Gatherings include:

  • First year "Phocus" Meetings
  • Thesis preparation workshops
  • Career workshops
  • Qualifying exam workshops


Collaborative Culture

You are part of an open-door environment where you are encouraged to share information and resources with fellow students and faculty.


Interdisciplinary Research

You work with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines across the institution.

Our students are known for their unique ability to develop novel, cross-disciplinary areas of investigation.

Layered Learning

  • Research seminars
  • Journal clubs
  • Special interest research clubs
  • Work-in progress sessions
  • Departmental retreats
  • Graduate student research symposia
  • National research meetings where students present their work


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