Rachel Bandler

M.D., Ph.D. Student

Rachel Bandler

Contact Information

Phone: 212.263.7693
Fax: 212.263.9170
Email: Rachel.Bandler@nyumc.org

Education and Training


  • 2013-present: MD-PhD fellow, NYU School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), New York, NY
  • 2009-2013: B.S. in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Current Study

As a medical student, I met patients who are suffering terribly from neurologic and psychiatric illnesses for which we have no effective treatments or cure. I am interested in studying how interneuron progenitors temporally and spatially integrate into brain circuits to function as mature cells. Better understanding this process may help elucidate the role of interneurons and inhibition in the pathogenesis of disorders like schizophrenia, autism, and Rett syndrome.