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May 24, 2017
Lowery Receives Vincent du Vigneaud Award at Commencement 2017

May 23, 2017
Papasergi-Scott, Taya, and Wang Win Awards at the GSS Annual Poster Session Competition

May 23, 2017
Stoveken Receives Wallace O. Fenn Award at Commencement 2017

May 23, 2017
Taya wins Knockout Rounds at ENDO 2017 and Finalist in UofR Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

May 15, 2017
Scott Friedland takes 2nd place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

May 12, 2017
New Opportunities to Explore Newsletter Issue - May 15-19, 2017

May 10, 2017
Interviewing Workshop a Success

May 5, 2017
New Opportunities to Explore Edition - May 8-12, 2017

April 26, 2017
Congrats to Gianluca Di Maria on the Winning an Award at the 2017 Neuro Film Festival

April 25, 2017
GDSC Students attend the March for Science

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Thesis Defenses

Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Katherine Grzesik Statistics Thursday June 1st, 2017 | 1:00 pm Saunders Research Building ( Room 1.412) Local Cross-Validated Smoothing Parameter Estimation for Linear Smoothers Dr. Derick R. Peterson
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
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
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.


Statistics and Facts

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