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Creating a Pathway to Neuroscience Research


Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience LogoNEUROCITY a Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Commission program under the umbrella of Summer Scholars supports undergraduate students from all colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) to explore and experience the field of neuroscience. The 10-week research-intensive program provides experience in research labs across the University of Rochester. NEUROCITY trainees work under the mentorship of faculty, conduct lab research, attend educational seminars  including graduate school application presentations, and partake in student-run activities. The trainees also share their summer research project in a end of program poster session.

The City University of New York LogoThe Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience is committed to diversity and inclusion. The institute aims to provide all scholars interested in scientific research, particularly neuroscience, access to the best educational opportunities. 

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Program Eligibility

Open to CUNY students interested in neuroscience research.

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Research Education Opportunities

Explore our Rochester faculty research and mentoring partners.

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Funding and Housing

Information about our stipend, campus housing and environment.

Program Details

  • 10 week program runs Tuesday May 28 - Friday August 2, 2024.
  • Trainees work under mentorship of UR faculty members. Trainees may also be assigned a bench mentor who provides support – by helping build a research poster, reading journal articles, and having weekly meetings.
  • Lecture series – professional development sessions, lab safety, HIPPA, etc.
  • Poster session – with mentor assistance, trainees prepare and present their research poster at the end of the 10-week program.
  • Responsibilities of trainees – attend lecture series, lab work, meetings with mentors, research poster presentation.
  • Social activities – including bi-weekly dinner seminars with presentations from graduate students and post-docs, one-on-one faculty coffee chats, and exploring what Rochester has to offer.

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Contact Us

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

Kandice King
Partnership Admissions Contact

Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, PhD
NEUROCITY Program Director