Department of Cell Biology by the Numbers


  • Founded 1961, 8 years after the opening of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • 198 graduate students (56 MD/PhD; 142 PhD) and more than 350 postdoctoral fellows trained.
  • 5 CHAIRS: Dr. Harry Eagle (1961-1972), Dr. Matthew Scharff (1972-1983), Dr. Jonathan Warner (1983-1998), Dr. Arthur Skoultchi (1998-2022), and Dr. Ulrich Steidl (2022-present).


  • PhD and MD/PhD faculty (~50:50) focused on basic and translational science.
  • 6 direct Einstein Core Facilities.
  • Have cross-appointments in 6 clinical as well as other basic science departments including the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Pathology, Neuroscience, and Molecular Pharmacology.
  • Participate and have leading roles in 7 centers and institutes including the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute, the Blood Cancer Institute, the Institute for Aging Research, the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, and the Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute.


  • 32 tenure track faculty.
  • > $22 million in total extramural funding (FY2022).
  • 6 full-time administrative staff.
  • 4 professional staff for shared facilities, IT, and bioinformatics.
  • 21 non-tenure track faculty.
  • 36 postdoctoral fellows.
  • 26 graduate students.
  • 6 other trainees.
  • 21 technical support staff.
  • 7 visiting scholars.