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Tisch MS Research Center of New York is committed to the continual education of our research staff in the latest developments in MS research from around the world, as well as advances in our understanding of MS etiology and pathology coming out of our own laboratory. In addition, we have programs in place to mentor and train young scientists beginning careers as clinicians or researchers.
Wednesday mornings at Tisch MS feature Grand Rounds lectures, where preeminent experts in MS and broader neurological research present late-breaking findings to our research staff as well as to the clinical staff of the IMSMP. At lab meetings on Monday mornings, our senior research scientists (and on occasion, junior scientists) detail the progress of their experiments, receive feedback from their colleagues, and thereby drive forward our research agenda. Finally, weekly journal club meetings offer our researchers the opportunity to present recent publications that in some way intersect with our research or clinical work to the entire staff. Research assistants share equal responsibilities with principal investigators (PIs) for journal club presentations and thereby gain experience in scientific communication and presentation in front of an audience.
Research Assistant Program
Every spring Tisch MS recruits a new class of research assistants (RAs), typically recent college graduates looking to gain experience in scientific and medical research prior to embarking on their ultimate career paths. Research assistants serve 2-3 year rotations either in a working group led by one of our PIs or as clinical research assistants under Clinical Trials Manager, Beth Levine, RN. Every year after completing two years of research at Tisch MS, RAs obtain placement in top MD, PHD, or MD/PHD graduate programs. We have particularly productive RA recruitment relationships with Columbia University, Cornell University, and Williams College. Go to our Careers section for more information on available research assistant positions.
Summer Internship Program
Every summer, several undergraduate university students are selected to participate in the Tisch MS summer internship program. The program is an eight week summer immersion into the laboratory, where students gain experience with various aspects of MS research. A number of summer interns from past years have gone on to become full-time research assistants upon graduation. For information on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and specify “summer intern application” in the subject line. Applications are accepted starting in January.