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March 12, 2018
Opportunities to Explore - March 12-16, 2018

March 7, 2018
Leader in the field of epigenetic regulation and cancer biology joins the Department of Biomedical Genetics and GDSC Program

March 5, 2018
Cindy Wang Wins America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent Competition

March 2, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - March 5-9, 2018

February 23, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - February 26-March 2, 2018

February 9, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - February 12-16, 2018

February 5, 2018
New Edition of Opportunities to Explore - February 5-9, 2018

February 1, 2018
E-Cigarette Flavors Are Toxic to White Blood Cells, Warn Scientists

January 31, 2018
Lungs Mays Hold Key to Thwarting Brain Damage after a Stroke

January 30, 2018
Andrew Cox Receives US Patent

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Education Program Inquiry Form

Edith Lord

Edith M. Lord, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
for Graduate Education

Welcome from the Dean

The Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs supports the trainee community at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Whether you are a graduate student, a postdoctoral appointee, or are involved in a graduate school preparatory program, we are here to facilitate all aspects of your training.

We are happy to answer your questions, advise you of resources available to the University of Rochester community and link you to other trainees at the University of Rochester. We hope you will participate in the many academic and professional development activities the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has to offer. Ultimately, you will determine the skills and abilities you develop during your time in Rochester and we encourage you to give this serious thought.

Welcome to the University of Rochester! I look forward to meeting you, discussing your scientific interests and working with you to develop a strong community of emerging scientific leaders.

Thesis Defenses

The Importance of G Protein Signaling in Immune Cell Function: A Novel Role for Active G Protein ?i in Cell Adhesion and Migration and the Therapeutic Potential of Targeting G?? in Inflammation

Jesi Lee Anne Y. To - PhD candidate - Pharmacology, Advisor: Dr. Alan Smrcka

 Mar 22, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K-207, 2-6408

Mitochondrial Metabolism in Bone Physiology and Pathology

Laura C. Shum - PhD candidate - Translational Biomedical Science, Advisor: Dr. Roman Eliseev

 Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
 Medical Center | 1-7619 Adolph (Lower) Auditorium

Insights into G protein ?? Regulation of Phospholipase C?

Jerry Chukwuemeka Madukwe - PhD candidate - Biochemistry, Advisor: Dr. Alan Smrcka

 Apr 02, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Mechanistic Analysis of Influenza A Virus Assembly and Host Gene Regulation

Chutikarn Chaimayo - PhD candidate - Microbiology & Immunology, Advisor: Dr. Toru Takimoto

 Apr 06, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (Room 3-7619)

Reproductive and Sexual Functioning after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTMI) in Woman

Martina Afia Magdalena Anto-Ocrah - PhD Candidate - Epidemiology, Advisor: Dr. Edwin van Wijngaarden

 Apr 10, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
 Helen Wood Hall | 1W502

Mitochondrial Metabolism in Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Jimmy Zhang - PhD Candidate - Physiology, Advisor: Dr. Paul Brookes

 Apr 11, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Elucidating the Role of Cholesterol in Respiratory RNA Virus Infection and Transmission

Shringkhala Bajimaya - PhD candidate - Microbiology & Immunology, Advisor: Dr. Toru Takimoto

 Apr 13, 2018 @ 1:15 p.m.
 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium, 1-7619

The Dynamic Role of SOX2 in Mammalian Inner Ear Development

Aleta Steevens - PhD Candidate - Neuroscience, Advisor: Dr. Amy Kiernan

 Apr 16, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

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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