Peter G. Shrager, Ph.D.

Peter G. Shrager, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

Professional Bio

EDUCATION:
Columbia College, New York, Liberal Arts/Engineering, A.B.1962
Columbia Engineering, New York Electrical Engineering B.S.1963
University of California, Berkeley, Biophysics Ph.D.1969



POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:
Duke University, Durham, NC, Physiology 1969-1971
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Molecular Biology 1995

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
University of Rochester Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy 1996-present
University of Rochester Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology 1996-present
University of Rochester Professor of Biophysics 1993-1996
University of Rochester Professor of Physiology 1991-1996
University of Rochester Associate Professor of Physiology 1981-1991
University of Rochester Associate Professor of Physiology 1976-1981
University of Rochester Assistant Professor of Physiology 1971-1976

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Phi Beta Kappa
Tau Beta Pi (engineering)
Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering)
NIH Predoctoral Fellowship
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
NIH Research Career Development Award
Mellon Fellow
First-Year Teaching Award and First-Year teaching commendations
Graduate Student Society Faculty Teaching Award
Fenn Mentor Award

Patient Care Bio

I have 45 years of experience in biophysics and electrophysiology, with an emphasis on ion channels and on signal generation, propagation and transmission. I have been principal investigator on many grants and projects and my laboratory is very well-equipped for these studies. I have worked with many electrophysiological and molecular techniques, and many different biological preparations. I have developed the system for optic nerve recording that will be used in these studies. I have successfully mentored graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have progressed to excellent research careers.

Awards & Honors (National)

NIH Predoctoral Fellowship
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
NIH Research Career Development Award

Awards & Honors (Local)

Phi Beta Kappa
Tau Beta Pi (engineering)
Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering)
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
Mellon Fellow
First-Year Teaching Award
Graduate Student Society Faculty Teaching Award
Fenn Mentor Award

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD)

Education

PhD | Biophysics | Univ of Cal Berkeley1969
BS | Electrical Engineering | Columbia University1963

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Molecular Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. 0
Physiology, Duke University, Durham, NC 1971