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  • October 20, 2014

    Doug Portman Elected to Succeed Krystel Huxlin as Next President of the Rochester Chapter of SfN

    Douglas Portman will start his term as President of the Chapter January 1st, 2015.
    Thank you for everyone who participated in the first presidential elections.
    Thank you Krystel for serving as the first President and for reviving the Chapter.

  • October 8, 2014

    University Mourns the Sudden Loss of David Knill

    David Knill

    David C. Knill, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, and associate director of the Center for Visual Science, passed away suddenly on October 6th at the age of 53.

    The University has more information in their newscenter.

    The Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences has created a memorial website. From this site, you can post tributes or stories about Dave and invite friends and colleagues to post their own contributions.

  • September 12, 2014

    NGP Alumna and NGP Faculty Publication in J. Neuroscience

    Alumna, Maria Diehl, and NGP faculty, Lizabeth Romanski, published a paper in August 2014 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience on Responses of Prefrontal Multisensory Neurons to Mismatching Faces and Vocalizations.

  • September 1, 2014

    Michele Saul Accepts Faculty Position at St. John Fisher

    Michele Saul, Ph.D.

    Dr. Michele Saul has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology beginning this Fall. Michele was a popular instructor in ANA 258 here at the UR, where she worked with Dr. Martha Johnson-Gdowski. In addition to her new faculty position, she will continue part-time as a Postdoctoral student in our lab developing her studies on adolescent stress models in rodents.

    Make sure to congratulate her!!

  • September 1, 2014

    NGP 1st Year Students Were Awarded Convocation Awards

    Three first year NGP students received Convocation Awards this year.

    • Laura Duclos was awarded the Graduate Alumni Fellowship Award
    • Rianne Stowell received the Merritt & Marjorie Cleveland Fellowship Award
    • Jessica Hogestyn received the Irving Spar Fellowship Award

    Congratulations to All!

  • August 1, 2014

    2014 NGP Student Award Recipients

    Congratulations to this year's Award Recipients

    • Grayson Sipe won a travel award from the Schmitt Program in Integrative Brain Research to attend the EMBL Conference, Microglia: Guardians of the Brain, held on 26-29 March 2014 in Heidelberg, Germany.
    • Heather Natola won a travel award from the Schmitt Program in Integrative Brain Research to attend the 45th annual American Society of Neurochemistry meeting in Long Beach, CA, March 8-12, 2014.
    • Adrianne Chesser received a travel award tp attend the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 12-17, 2014 where she presented a poster.
    • Julianne Feola received a travel award from Graduate Women in Science to attend the Gordon Research Conference in Italy from June 29 - July 4,2014.
    • Ryan Dawes was awarded a Trainee Scholar Award fro mthe Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.
  • July 11, 2014

    Gary Paige's Images Published in Shutterbug Magazine

    The photography of Gary Paige was been recognized in the leading photography magazine for serious photographers, Shutterbug Magazine. His photograph of Havana Glen Park, NY was also the featured photogragh on the contents page.

    The magazine recognized Gary's work for the monthly assignment of Super Depth of Field in an urban, landscape or nature photogragh. Depth of field is the relationship of the foreground and the background focus within the image. This is determined by a combination of the lens focal length, the aperture used and the distance to the foreground subject matter.

    Congratulations Gary! Continue the fantastic shooting.

    Shutterbug Magazine: August 2014 Cover

    Shutterbug Magazine: August 2014 Content Page

    Shutterbug Magazine: August 2014 Article

  • June 30, 2014

    William "Bill" O'Neill Retires from URMC

    William E. O'Neill, Ph.D.

    After more than 35 years of service to URMC, Bill has retired to devote more time to personal endevors. He will remain deeply involved in the studies of his current students who appreciate his wealth of expertise.

    Bill was Associate Professor in both the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the Medical Center and for Brain/Cognitive Sciences on the River Campus. He will be deeply missed.

    Make sure to congratulate him when you see him.

  • June 12, 2014

    Paige Stepping Aside as Chair of Neurobiology & Anatomy

    Gary D. Paige, M.D., Ph.D., is stepping down after 16 years of service as chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as interim chair effective July 1, 2014 while a national search for a permanent chair is conducted.

    Read the entire Faculty Focus article.

  • March 25, 2014

    Anne Leubke Presents Listening Through Noise: Search for Autism Biomarkers in theSpring CTSI Seminar Series

    Anne Leubke, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, presented Listening through Noise: Search for Autism Biomarkers on March 25th in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium as part of the spring CTSI Seminar Series.

    Those wishing to see the presentation can see a video taped copy from the URMC mediasite. Login is required with your NetID.

  • March 20, 2014

    Understanding Autism

    Loisa Bennetto, director of the developmental neuropsychology lab in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, will present a talk on Understanding Autism at the next "Got Health?" event on Thursday, March 20. The free lecture will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Rundel Auditorium at the Rochester Central Library, 115 South Ave. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Community Health in partnership with the Central Library.

  • March 5, 2014

    Grayson Sipe Awarded Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship from NINDS

    Grayson Sipe, 4th year Neuroscience Graduate Program student in Dr. Ania Majewska's lab was awarded NIH (NRSA) Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship from NINDS. The title of his project is: Role of P2Y12 and Purinergic Signaling in Microglia-Mediated Synaptic Plasticity (2013-2016). Congrats Grayson!

  • January 28, 2014

    Gary Paige Wins Honorable Mention in Nature Conservancy's 8th Annual Photo Contest

    Elk Lake, North Hudson, Adirondacks State Park, New York, USA

    Dr. Gary Paige's photographic work has received an honorable mention in the 8th Annual Digital Photo Contest sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.

    The contest was open to all photographers internationally at least 18 years of age. The contest highlighted remarkable digital imagery featuring nature and people. Dr. Paige's entry was among the fourteen honorable mentions after the top five finalists had been determined.

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