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June 16, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

June 13, 2017
Steve N. Georas Named to New Parkes Professorship

June 13, 2017
Talk on Environmental Hazards at Home

June 12, 2017
Grant Helps Build Understanding of Environmental Health with Hands-on Science Kits

June 8, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

June 8, 2017
Si Chen, Awarded Two-year American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

June 8, 2017
Video of 3 Minute Thesis Event

June 2, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

May 31, 2017
Pathology Graduate Student Wins Travel Award for Research Project

May 31, 2017
University Research Awards span a wide range of topics

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Thesis Defenses

Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Joseph Ciminelli Statistics Tuesday June 13th, 2017 | 9:30 am Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576, URMC) Mixed-Membership and Spatial Models for Social Network Data Dr. Tanzy Love
Claire Ellen McCarthy Toxicology Tuesday June 13th, 2017 | 1:00 pm K-207 (2-6408, URMC) Dung Biomass Smoke Exposure Suppresses Immune Responses to Respiratory Virus Infections and Heightens Inflammation Dr. Patricia Sime
Laura Yunes-Medina Neuroscience Friday June 16th, 2017 | 11:00 am Auditorium K-207 (2-6408, URMC) The Role of Transglutaminase 2 in Neuronal Viability Dr. Gail V. W. Johnson
Joseph Bisson Pharmacology Monday, June 26th, 2017 | 9:30 am Adolph Auditorium ( 1-7619, URMC) The Role of Non-canonical Wnt Signaling in Heart Development and Repair Dr. Ethan David Cohen
Anna Bird Microbiology & Immunology Monday June 26th, 2017 | 12:00 pm Auditorium K-307 (3-6408, URMC) The Role of Neutrophils in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Dr. Jennifer Anolik
Deepika Sharma Genetics Monday, June 26th, 2017 | 2:00 pm Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576, URMC) HES1 Functions Downstream of SHH in the Pathogenesis of Preaxial Polydactyly Advisor: Dr. Matt Hilton
Shannon Lacy Toxicology Wednesday June 28th, 2017 | 1:00 pm Auditorium K-307 (3-6408, URMC) Human Lung Fibroblasts Produce and Respond to Pro-Resolving and Anti-Fibrotic Prostaglandins Dr. Richard Phipps
Jennifer Judge Toxicology Thursday, June 29th, 2017 | 1:00 pm Auditorium K-307 (3-6408, URMC) Lactate Dehydrogenase as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Pulmonary Fibrosis Advisor: Dr. Patricia Sime

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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