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The Peter Shrager Award

Named in honor of Professor Peter Shrager, this award is presented at the annual Neuroscience Retreat to a URMC faculty member for their commitment to exceptional service to the Rochester Neuroscience Community.



Photo of J. Christopher HoltJ. Christopher Holt, Ph.D.

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience
  • Research Interest: Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions


Photo of M. Kerry O'BanionM. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience
  • Research Interest: Defining neuro-inflammatory processes that contribute to pathology and disease progression in Alzheimer's disease, as well as late CNS effects following radiation


Photo of Bill O'NeillWilliam O'Neill, Ph.D.

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience
  • Research Interest: Processing of complex acoustic signals in the central auditory system; echolocation; aging effects on central auditory system



Photo of Ania MajewskaAnia Majewska, Ph.D.

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience
  • Research Interest: Glia-neuron interactions during synaptic plasticity in health and disease



Photo of Tania PasternakTatiana Pasternak, Ph.D.



Photo of Gary PaigeGary D. Paige, M.D., Ph.D.


Photo of John A. Olschowka, Ph.D.John A. Olschowka, Ph.D.

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience 
  • Research Interest:  Mechanisms of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration within the CNS, primarily Glial Cells and Vascular components of the brain.


Photo of Peter ShragerPeter G. Shrager, Ph.D.

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience 
  • Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology 
  • Professor Shrager has more than 45 years of experience in biophysics and electrophysiology, with an emphasis on ion-channels, signal generation, propagation and transmission. He has successfully mentored graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have progressed to excellent research careers.