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September 22, 2017
Biochemistry & Biophysics students Mukta Palshikar, Erica VanderWal, and Brandon Davis receive awards at UR School of Medicine Opening Convocation

September 22, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - September 25-29, 2017

September 21, 2017
NGP Students Earn 2017 Convocation Awards

September 18, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - NPAW is here!

September 11, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

September 8, 2017
The CARE Network

September 7, 2017
Alexandra McHale Awarded 2017 Trainee Professional Development Award

September 7, 2017
Edward Ayoub Awarded Scholarship to ESH International Conference

September 5, 2017
Clinical Labs Welcome First Class of Rising Med Techs

September 1, 2017
Latest Issue of Opportunities To Explore - September 4-8

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Education Program Inquiry Form

Thesis Defenses

Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Heather Natola


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 | 1:00 PM Auditorium K-207 (2-6408) Targeting neuronal function to restore motor control following contusion spinal cord injury

Dr. Chris Prosche

Michael  Trembley Pharmacology Friday, October 20th, 2017 | 9:30 AM Adolph Auditorium,
Linking the cytoskeleton to transcription: A role for myocardin-related transcription factors in heart development and disease Dr. Eric Small

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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