As an MD/PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMSS), you will have many opportunities to be a part of the cutting-edge research taking place in some of our nation’s best laboratories.

We are committed to training strong researchers. Our Hess Center for Science and Medicine recently added 550,000 square feet of laboratory and clinical space for further collaborations among our extensive research and physician community. Our students have been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Molecular Cell, Nature, and more.

Below are some of our standout recent student publications:

Carter, James K et al. “Modeling dysbiosis of human NASH in mice: Loss of gut microbiome diversity and overgrowth of Erysipelotrichales.” PloS one vol. 16,1 e0244763. 4 Jan. 2021 

Gruber, Conor N et al. “Mapping Systemic Inflammation and Antibody Responses in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).” Cell vol. 183,4 (2020): 982-995.e14. 

Heitman, Nicholas et al. “Dermal sheath contraction powers stem cell niche relocation during hair cycle regression.” Science (New York, N.Y.) vol. 367,6474 (2020): 161-166. 

Malle, Louise et al. “Individuals with Down syndrome hospitalized with COVID-19 have more severe disease.” Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics vol. 23,3 (2021): 576-580. 

Mosley, Grace E et al. “Males and females exhibit distinct relationships between intervertebral disc degeneration and pain in a rat model.” Scientific reports vol. 10,1 15120. 15 Sep. 2020 

Oguntuyo, Kasopefoluwa Y & Stevens, Christian et al. “Quantifying Absolute Neutralization Titers against SARS-CoV-2 by a Standardized Virus Neutralization Assay Allows for Cross-Cohort Comparisons of COVID-19 Sera.” mBio vol. 12,1 e02492-20. 

Rajarajan, Prashanth* et al. “CRISPR-based functional evaluation of schizophrenia risk variants.” Schizophrenia research vol. 217 (2020): 26-36. 

Real, Alexander M et al. “Ploidy Leads a Molecular Motor to Walk Different Paths to Drug Resistance.” Cell chemical biology vol. 27,7 (2020): 770-772. 

Richter, Felix* et al. “Genomic analyses implicate noncoding de novo variants in congenital heart disease.” Nature genetics vol. 52,8 (2020): 769-777. 

Upadhyay, Ranjan* et al. “A Critical role for Fas-Mediated Off-Target Tumor Killing in T-cell Immunotherapy.” Cancer discovery vol. 11,3 (2021): 599-613. 

Zheng, Allen et al. “Enhancing Neuraminidase Immunogenicity of Influenza A Viruses by Rewiring RNA Packaging Signals.” Journal of virology vol. 94,16 e00742-20. 30 Jul. 2020