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NEUROCITY is supported by a dedicated leadership team made up of faculty and staff from the University of Rochester and City College of New York.

URMC Leadership

Photo of Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.Steve Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Vice Dean for Research, SMD
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research

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

Director, Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Neuroscience Diversity Commission Ex-officio member

Photo of Robert Freeman, Ph.D.Robert Freeman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Director, Summer Scholars Program

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

Assistant Professor, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience
Chair, Neuroscience Diversity Commission

Photo of Kandice KingKandice King

Director, Graduate Enrollment, SMD

Photo of Richard Libby, Ph.D.Richard Libby, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs

Photo of Jacques Robert, Ph.D.Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Director, Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

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

Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in Research and
Research Education in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Photo of Elaine Smolock, Ph.D.Elaine Smolock, Ph.D.

Senior Associate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Director, Summer Scholars Program; Co-Director, PREP

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

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience
NEUROCITY Program Director

CCNY Leadership

Photo of Hawai Kwok, Ph.D.Hawai Kwok

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology
Director of Academic Program

Photo of Robert Melara, Ph.D.Robert Melara, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

Photo of Lesia Ruglass, Ph.D.Lesia Ruglass, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Photo of Brett Silverstein, Ph.D.Brett Silverstein, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology