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Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine Education

Our trainees conduct hands-on research in well-equipped faculty laboratories.

At NYU Langone’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, trainees collaborate with faculty scientists to devise new ways to elucidate the molecular processes underlying health and disease. Our research teams lead innovative projects at the forefront of biomedical inquiry, and their scientific breakthroughs have the potential to transform patient care.

As a trainee, you have access to our world-class facilities and perform research in faculty laboratories. Our labs are adjacent to NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, enabling basic, clinical, and translational scientists to share ideas and form new partnerships.

Under the mentorship of our faculty, trainees engage in innovative research projects that yield publishable results. Whether you are pursuing a PhD, an MD/PhD, or working as a postdoctoral fellow, our labs are vibrant, rigorous spaces in which to launch your career.

We also offer a select number of summer research fellowships to first-year medical students, who spend eight weeks in the laboratories of faculty in the Skirball Institute or the Department of Cell Biology. Medical students can also complete research concentrations in our faculty labs.

Outside of the lab, our events series brings faculty and trainees together from across NYU Langone. Events include seminars by visiting scientists and weekly works in progress presentations in which graduate students discuss their ongoing research with fellow students and faculty, gaining experience in the art of presentation.

PhD Training Programs

Through NYU School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, PhD students join our research teams working in modern, well-equipped laboratories. Interdisciplinary PhD training programs span five research areas: genes, cells, and organisms; mechanisms of disease; microbiology, immunology, and infectious disease; neuroscience and physiology; and quantitative biology.

MD/PhD Program

NYU School of Medicine’s MD/PhD program, a National Institutes of Health–recognized Medical Scientist Training Program, provides rigorous training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research. Faculty from the Skirball Institute and other institutes and departments across NYU Langone mentor future physician–scientists and provide them with the skills to launch successful careers.

Postdoctoral Training

NYU School of Medicine’s postdoctoral training program supports postdoctoral fellows during their research fellowships and helps them navigate career choices and the job market.

If you are interested in a postdoctoral fellowship position in the lab of a particular Skirball Institute faculty member, email the faculty member to ask about current opportunities.

Research Concentrations for Medical Students

As part of NYU School of Medicine’s Curriculum for the 21st Century, medical students can complete a scholarly concentration in the laboratory of a Skirball Institute faculty member. Medical students conduct 12-week research projects in basic or translational science, focusing on a field of medicine that matches their professional interests.

For more information about declaring a research concentration at the Skirball Institute, email Julia Gelman, PhD, assistant director of training programs, at

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

NYU School of Medicine’s summer undergraduate research program enables college students to conduct research in our laboratories. In this competitive program, undergraduates experience what it’s like to be a graduate student in the biomedical sciences.

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Applications are open for PhD training programs in the biomedical sciences.

PhD Program

Our doctoral candidates conduct innovative research in collaboration with faculty scientists.

MD/PhD Program

Earn degrees in medicine and basic research in our rigorous dual program.

Life as a Grad Student

See what life is like as a graduate student in the biomedical sciences.

Summer Research Fellowships

First-year medical students join our labs for eight weeks of basic research.

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral fellows work alongside our faculty as they launch the next phase of their careers.

Life as a Postdoc

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and work of postdoctoral fellows.