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Members include University and departmental leadership, faculty, administration staff, alumni, students, and a community leader. The commission believes diversity is essential for excellence in science, and is working on initiatives aimed at addressing issues related to diversity and inclusion in the field of neuroscience.

Neuroscience Diversity Commission Members

Photo of Manuel Gomez-Ramirez Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, Ph.D.

Commission Chair

Assistant Professor
Depts. Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience

Photo of Tufikameni Brima, Ph.D.Tufikameni Brima, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Dept. Neuroscience

Photo of John Gonzalez-AmorettiJohn Gonzalez-Amoretti

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Photo of Catalina GuzmanCatalina Guzman

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Photo UnavailableRacha El Husseini, MS

Senior Financial Analyst, Department of Urology

Photo of Chigusa KurumadaChigusa Kurumada, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Photo of Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Photo of Ania Majewska, Ph.D.Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

Professor
Dept. Neuroscience

Photo of Monique MendesMonique S. Mendes, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Biology
Stanford University

Photo of Adrienne MorganAdrienne Morgan, Ph.D.

Assoc. VP, UR Office of Equity and Inclusion

Photo of Shaun NelmsShaun Nelms, Ed.D.

Superintendent
East High
Rochester City School District

Photo of Victoria PopovVictoria Popov

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Photo of Bryan RedmondBryan Redmond

Commission Digital Coordinator

Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D., Ph.D.)

Photo of Shraddha ShahShraddha Shah

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Photo of Keshov SharmaKeshov Sharma

Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D., Ph.D.)

Photo of Nathan Smith, Ph.D.Nathan A. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dept. Neuroscience

Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in Research and Research Education in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Photo of Rianne StowellRianne Stowell, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience

Photo of Benjamin Suarez-JimenezBenjamin Suarez-Jimenez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept. Neuroscience

Photo of Kathryn ToffoloKathryn Toffolo

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Photo of John Foxe, Ph.D.John Foxe, Ph.D.

Ex-officio Commission Member

Director Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Photo of Elizabeth BerryElizabeth Berry

Commission Projects Coordinator

Commission Alumni

  • Katherine Andersh, Ph.D., Graduate Student Member, 2020 - 2021