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Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Stephanie Syc-Mazurek Neuroscience Monday March 27th, 2017 | 10:30am Upper Auditorium (3-7619, URMC) The Molecular Signaling Pathways Controlling Apoptotic Retinal Ganglion Cell Death after Axonal Injury Dr. Richard Libby
Chang Liu Statistics Friday March 31st, 2017 | 1:30pm Helen Wood Hall (1W-501) Bayesian Semiparametric Measurement Error Models: Estimation, Variable Selection and Fast Algorithms Dr. Sally Thurston
Nguyen Mai Neuroscience Monday April 10th, 2017 | 9:00am Whipple Aud (2-6424, URMC) Lung-Brain Immunological Coupling Mediates Neutrophil De-Priming and Neuroprotection following Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Dr. Marc Halterman
Deven Patel Epidemiology Monday April 10th, 2017 | 9:30am Helen Wood Hall (Room 1W-501) The Association between Urban Green Space and Depressive Symptoms in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Population Dr. Edwin Van Wijngaarden
Matthew Brewer Microbiology & Immunology Monday April 10th, 2017 | 2:00pm K307 (3-6408, URMC) The Effects that Antigen Density and Composition of Nanoparticles has on the Immune Response Dr. Stephen Dewhurst
Christopher S. Anderson Microbiology & Immunology Tuesday April 11th, 2017 | 11:00am Adolph Aud (1-7619, URMC) The Effect of Memory B cells on Influenza Vaccination, Immune Focusing, and Implications on Vaccine Design Dr. David J. Topham
Evan McConnell Neurobiology & Anatomy Wednesday April 12th, 2017 | 1:00pm Aud K-307 (3-6408, URMC) Developmental Changes in Astrocytic Calcium Signaling and Microcirculatory Failure in the Setting of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Role for Potassium Dr. Maiken Nedergaard
Katherine Herman Microbiology & Immunology Wednesday April 12th, 2017 | 2:00pm K207 (2-6408, URMC) Spontaneous Immune Dysregulation in the Skin in the Absence of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Dr. Deborah Fowell
Salvador Pena Pathology Thursday April 13th, 2017 | 1:00pm Class of ’62 Aud (G-9425, URMC) Hypoxia and the Mitochondrial Unfolded Protein Response Dr. Keith Nehrke
Benjamin Plog Pathology Friday April 14th, 2017 | 9:00am Lower Adolph Aud (1-7619, URMC) Novel Insight into Regulation of Glymphatic Flow with Implications for Traumatic Brain Injury Dr. Maiken Nedergaard
Xiaowei Wang Neuroscience Monday April 17th, 2017 | 2:00pm Aud K-207 (2-6408, URMC) Studies of Na+-K+-2Cl-- Cotransporter-1 function in the Central Nervous System in Health and Disease Dr. Maiken Nedergaard
Karl Smith Biophysics Thursday April 20th, 2017 | 9:00am Neuman Room (1-6823, URMC) Understanding Sieving and Clogging in Ultrathin Membrane Filtration Dr. James McGrath

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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