During mitosis, a full set of chromosomes must be equally transmitted to the offspring of each dividing cell. Failures in this process can result in numerous disorders, including birth defects and tumor progression. The Funabiki Lab studies how chromosomes signal in order to spatially and temporally orchestrate rapid assembly and disassembly of macromolecules that ensure accurate chromosome segregation.
We're accepting grad students!
In order to join the Funabiki lab for a PhD thesis study, you must be first admitted to the Rockefeller University Graduate Program or MD-PhD Students in Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program.
Students enrolled in a different PhD or MD program may conduct a thesis research in the Funabiki lab as a Visiting Student
For current PhD students in the Rockefeller University Graduate Program and MD-PhD Students in Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program:
Rotation and thesis research opportunities are available.
Please contact Prof. Hironori Funabiki via email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply to the Rockefeller University Graduate Program
An application must be submitted through:
The application deadline is in early December
Stipends and on-campus housing are guaranteed for all PhD students
Successful applications commonly require:
- Strong academic record
- Substantial research experience
- Well-crafted essays
- Recommendation letters
- Scientific communication skills in English (evaluated by interviews)
GRE and TOEFL scores are not required for admission.
How to apply to the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program
The application must be submitted through: https://mdphd.weill.cornell.edu/
The application deadline is in the fall