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Welcome to NEUROEAST

East High School Rochester NY LogoNeuroscience Internship Program at the University of Rochester for East High Student Scientists

NEUROEAST is a Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Commission program designed to give upper-level high school students at EAST High School in the Rochester City School District access to a neuroscience research lab at the University of Rochester. Students will learn how scientific research is conducted, be given guidance on how to navigate education and training necessary to attain a career in research, and will receive a stipend for their time. The goal is in line with the mission of the Neuroscience Diversity Commission – to encourage underrepresented minorities to explore and experience the field of neuroscience, and guide interested students into the research field.

Logo for the Haptic Lab at University of RochesterStudents spent the 2021 spring semester working in The Haptics Lab

Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, Ph.D.  - Primary Investigator | Head of The Haptics Lab | Chair of Neuroscience Diversity Commission 

Emily Murphy - The Haptics Lab Manager

Mariel Spano - Work-Based Learning Coordinator | East EPO High School

Jodi Cook - Head of Biomedical Laboratory & Health Science Pathway | East Upper School

Additional laboratories will become available in the near future for student research opportunities under the umbrella of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience.

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Student assisting in surgical procedure


During the six week pilot program, students learned how to conduct scientific research, and were guided on how to navigate the education and training necessary to attain a career in research.