The diversity of our faculty generates a rich educational environment that gives students the opportunity to learn from leading national and international experts. In our first year classes, students learn about the cardiovascular system from a teaching team of research scientists and clinical cardiologists. A Ph.D. toxicologist and a M.D. pathologist with expertise in liver pathology teach students about the liver and liver dysfunction. An endocrinologist with an active research program partners with a research scientist with expertise in diabetes and obesity to teach our students endocrinology. Expect to be well grounded in anatomy, physiology, and mechanisms of disease (pathology) as well as biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics upon completion of this program.
Our faculty are equally diverse in their research pursuits and the thesis projects that are available to our students. First year students complete three rotations before deciding on a mentor and thesis lab. This provides ample time for our students to explore several research areas and laboratory environments. We value student flexibility and choice as important for growth and learning. While our 80 Ph.D. program faculty provide exciting research opportunities, students are free to choose a faculty member from any program within the medical center for their thesis advisor and mentor.
Please browse the listing of our Pathways of Human Disease Ph.D. Program faculty and their area of research.
Dr. Robert A. Mooney
Phone: (585) 275-7811
Dr. Lianping Xing
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 273-4090
Fax: (585) 276-756-4468