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Welcome to NEUROCITY

Neuroscience Education at the University of Rochester for City College Scholars

Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience LogoThe Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is a goal of the institute to provide all scholars interested in scientific research, particularly in the field of neuroscience, access to the best educational opportunities. NEUROCITY is program under the umbrella of Summer Scholars that is designed to encourage underrepresented minorities to explore and experience the field of neuroscience.

The City College of New York LogoThis 10-week research intensive program gives undergraduate students real world experience in the research labs on the University of Rochester campus. Students work under co-mentorship of faculty from UR and CCNY, and with a UR graduate student. During the program they conduct lab research, attend educational seminars, and presentations on graduate school application preparation. Students also partake in student-run activities.

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Program Eligibility

Open to CCNY rising juniors from groups underrepresented in the fields of Neuroscience.

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Research Education Opportunities

Explore a list of our Rochester faculty research and mentoring partners.

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Funding and Housing

Learn about our stipend and campus housing and environment.

Program Details

  • 10 week program runs Tuesday May 30 - Friday August 4, 2023.
  • Trainees work under co-mentorship of UR and CCNY faculty members. Trainees will also be assigned a graduate student or post-doc who will provide support – by helping build a poster, reading journal articles, and having regular lunch meetings.
  • Lecture series – professional development sessions, lab safety, HIPPA, etc.
  • Poster Session – with mentor assistance students will prepare and present a poster at the end of the 10 weeks.
  • Responsibilities of trainees – attend lecture series, lab work, meetings with mentors, poster presentation at the end of the program.
  • Various social activities – including bi-weekly dinner seminars with presentations from graduate students and post-docs, and Friday coffee: one-on-one with faculty.

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Contact Us

For more information or for help with the application process please contact: 

Kandice King
Partnership Admissions Contact