IARYD researchers working with Professor Lerner include undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral scholars and research assistant professors.

As junior colleagues at the Institute, graduate students are expected to attend meetings, work on presentations, write papers, review others’ papers, travel to conferences, etc. as needed by senior members of the Institute. Undergraduate students are also invited, and encouraged, to participate in these activities. These activities are done in addition to the paid hours each week spent working on research projects and are professional development opportunities for students to meet researchers and contribute to publications. Sometimes these activities arise at the last minute or need to be accomplished in a short time frame. More commonly, students are asked to volunteer to be part of a group working on a grant proposal, presentation, or paper.

In return, students acquire skills and training, have travel and publication opportunities, and receive mentoring from our senior staff members, other graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

In 2016, IARYD put together a document highlighting the careers and contributions of those researchers who have been educated and mentored by Professor Lerner.