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The Firestein Laboratory was established in 2000. Since then, seven students have earned their Masters degrees and nineteen students have earned their PhD degrees under the mentorship of Dr. Firestein. Over sixty undergraduate students have performed research and honors theses, and fourteen postdoctoral associates have worked in the Firestein Lab. These trainees have gone onto careers in medicine, academic research, industrial research, and positions in STEM fields. Dr. Firestein is committed to training, and she continues her relationships with her trainees after their tenure in her laboratory, supporting them to continue to be successful.

Graduate students in the laboratory are enrolled in different programs, including Molecular Biosciences, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs.

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