Student Profiles

Name: Gelles-Hurwitz, Jesse
Year you started at ISMMS: 2013
Program: PhD      MTA: CAB


Why you chose ISMMS?

Mount Sinai operates much like a small liberal arts school in that it does not have a ruling university. This means Sinai is much more flexible regarding engineering your program since there is no red tape that normally would be found at a medical center affiliated with a university. Additionally, the DTE program and focus on business and development was extremely interesting. Sinai seemed to be the most proactive about helping student prepare for these types of careers.

Lab: Rotating Student


Undergrad institution and major: Sarah Lawrence College. Major: Biology, Minor: Math

What did you do between college and grad school?

I worked as a lab tech for two years at Columbia University Medical Center studying TNFR1 in auto-inflammatory dermatological diseases such as psoriasis. Our work focused on characterizing ligand-independent signaling and lifespan of the receptor.

What do you like to do outside of school?

Swimming, volleyball, cooking, japanese food, video games, dancing

What is your favorite quote? ‘Cause each step’s indispensable when you’re on the right track. -Stephen Schwartz, “Pippin”

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