Marcus Lambert, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity and Student Services Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Dr. Lambert is the Director of Diversity and Student Services for the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGSMS), where he oversees diversity initiatives, science outreach, housing and immigration services for more than 400 graduate students. Trained in both social science methodology and molecular biology, Dr. Lambert is an expert in developing and evaluating programs that increase diversity in biomedical research. He currently directs a summer research program for undergraduate students and sits on the advisory board of several diversity organizations.

Dr. Lambert received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University and his doctorate in biomedical science at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His doctoral research focused on understanding the bidirectional crosstalk between glucocorticoid, the major stress hormone, and neurotrophic signaling in the brain, which may lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of depression and the mode of action of antidepressant drugs. After receiving his doctorate Dr. Lambert was a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Garabedian at NYU School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Lambert studied education policy and mentoring programs at the New York Academy of Sciences and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at WCGSMS.