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August 16, 2017
Biochemistry Graduate Students Sierra Fox and Chris Goodwin Explain CRISPR Gene Editing on YouTube

August 11, 2017
Franchini and Meyers Win Awards

August 11, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - August 14-18, 2017

July 27, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - July 31-August 4

July 26, 2017
Congratulations Margaret!

July 21, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - July 24-28, 2017

July 14, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - July 17-21, 2017

July 14, 2017
Payea and Mishra are Inaugural Recipients of the Sayeeda Zain Travel Award

July 13, 2017
Budding UR Scientists and Science Communicators

July 7, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - July 10-14, 2017

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Education Program Inquiry Form

Thesis Defenses

Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Ian Perry Microbiology & Immunology August 23rd at 12:00 pm Medical Center 3-7619 Upper Auditorium Analysis of the capacity of Salmonella Typhimurium to infect the human placenta Dr. Shawn Murphy
William Alexander Genetics August 25 at 3:00 pm Adolph (Lower) Auditorium 1-7619 Oncogenic Mutations and Injury in the Mouse Liver Dr. Lei Xu
Michael Rudy Toxicology September 6 at 1:30 pm Upper Auditorium 3-7619 Early life iron deficiency changes the ratios between interneuron subtypes and synaptic activity in the adult brain Dr. Margot Mayer-Proschel

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.


Statistics and Facts

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