2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Rachael Labitt

Image of Rachel LabittBackground:

I was born and grew up in New Hampshire.  I attended Dartmouth College, where I studied biology and first started in a research lab my freshman year studying DNA damage checkpoints during embryonic development.  I also was fortunate enough to be able to study abroad in China for a term to further my study of Mandarin.  Following graduation, I worked for two years at Rockefeller University in New York City in a virology lab developing humanized mouse models of hepatitis C and malaria infection.  I am currently a member of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2017.  I am planning to do a lot of exciting research this summer, meet some new great people, and get married.


I'm interested in cooking, running, gardening, and dancing.  My goals for the summer include improving my Hebrew and learning to play piano.

Career goals:

I am hoping to pursue laboratory animal medicine or research or both.  I also have an inexplicable interest in cows, although I have very little interest in becoming a large animal vet.