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.

Interests:

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.