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Thesis Defenses

Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Julianne Feola Neuroscience Tuesday January 17, 2017 | 9:00 am K-207 Auditorium (2-6408) The Role of Astrocytic Transglutaminase 2 in Mediating Cellular Viability Dr. Gail Johnson
Alina Monteagudo-Caballero Pharmacology Thursday January 19, 2017 | 10:00 am K-307 Auditorium (3-6408) Transglutaminase 2 Role in Neurological Disease and Injury: Alterations in Proliferation, Migration, and Metabolism Dr. Gail Johnson
Kelli Fagan Neuroscience Monday January 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) The Genetic Sex of the Sensory Neuron ADF Confers Pheromone Attraction in C. elegans Dr. Douglas Portman
Wenli Wang Genetics Wednesday February 1, 2017 | 9:00 am Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) RNA Gain-of-function Mechanism and Biomarker Development for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Dr. Charles Thornton

Professional Development

Our Center for Professional Development works to supplement every trainee's scientific education with the professional and career development opportunities most appropriate to each individual trainee’s interests and skills.

Center for Professional Development

Traditional biomedical research training programs fail to adequately prepare trainees for the full diversity of careers that they will ultimately experience in the biomedical workforce. The UR Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (URBEST) program will therefore provide a flexible, autonomy-supportive learning program to support PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their career and professional development.

UR Best Program

Why Rochester?

Personal attention, close working relationships with your peers and faculty, and extensive participation in research are what you can expect from your experience in our graduate programs. You and your peers drive the educational experience and enjoy close interaction with faculty that will provide you with invaluable individual attention and mentoring. Rochester offers Interdisciplinary programs and a research opportunity that is progressively independent. We are a welcoming, learning community where you will find great friends and future colleagues.


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