Neuroscience Young Investigator Extramural Seminar
The University of Rochester Neuroscience Young Investigator Extramural Seminar (NEUROYES) is a series designed to elevate and highlight early career investigators while creating a network of scientists committed to conducting research that will increase our understanding of the brain, mind, and body. NEUROYES is hosted by the Neuroscience Diversity Commission, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience. We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable culture by uplifting underrepresented early career scientists who will help transform the future of science. As part of this mission, speakers from underrepresented populations, as defined by the NIH, will be selected and supported by the Neuroscience Diversity Commission.
This seminar is open to postdoctoral researchers from across the United States regardless of citizenship status.
An application period to be a NEUROYES visiting speaker occurs January through March/mid-April on an annual basis. The application period for the 2023/24 speaker series is closed. Please watch this page and social media for notifications of the application portal opening for the 2024/25 speaker series.
All selected speakers will present their work, meet one-on-one with UR faculty members, and engage with fellow postdocs and graduate students to share their research and educational experiences. See 'General Seminar Visit Information' section below for more information.
- Candidates should be an advanced postdoc with at least one accepted or in-development paper from their postdoctoral lab. Candidates do not have to be the first author on this paper.
- Strongly encouraged
- Candidates demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the sciences.
- Postdocs from underrepresented populations, as defined by the NIH, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please check back for seminar titles
- Danique Jeurissen, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, Shadlen Lab
Columbia University in New York
Visit dates: 12/6/23 - 12/8/23
Seminar title: The Neural Basis of Cognitive Flexibility in Primates
- Mariajose Metcalfe-Lilliewood, PhD
Project Scientist, Reeve-Irvine Research Center
University of California, Irvine
Visit dates: 1/24/24 – 1/26/24
Seminar title: Unraveling outcomes of PTEN deletion in functional recovery after spinal cord injury
- Austin Coley, PhD
Incoming Assistant Professor at UCLA
Current position The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Visit dates: 3/14/24 – 3/16/24
Seminar title: TBA
- Carmen Muñoz-Ballester, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar en CDAB
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Visit dates: 4/24/24 – 4/26/24
Seminar title: TBA
- Seminar - open to all faculty, students, and staff
- Chalk Talk for small, curated faculty group
- Assigned a faculty mentor to provide career and professional advice before, during, and following the visit
- Pre-visit run-through of seminar talk with two or three select faculty members to provide constructive feedback
- Meeting/luncheon with graduate students and fellow postdocs
- Dinner with a small group of faculty
- Travel/lodging expenses provided
- Small honorarium will be awarded
- Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, PhD – Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
- Lauren Hablitz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester
- Nathan Smith, MS, PhD* – Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion in Research and Research Education, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester
- Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, PhD* – Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester
* NEUROYES Committee Chair
For more information contact: Nathan_Smith@URMC.Rochester.edu
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