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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

January 25, 2018
Inaugural Winners of the CPD Travel Award

January 25, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

January 19, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore – January 22-January 26, 2018

January 12, 2018
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore – January 15-January 19, 2018

January 12, 2018
The Art of Science: Grad Student Finds Inspiration in Images of the Brain

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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

STAT3 regulates primitive erythroid maturation both dependent and independently of erythropoietin signaling

Zachary Murphy - Pahtology PhD Candidate

 Jan 18, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

  | 1-7619 Lower Adolph

The Biology of Anticodon Stem-Loop Modifications of Yeast tRNAs

Lu Han - Biochemistry PhD Candidate

 Jan 23, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Investigation into the roles of vaccinia virus protein F13 and its molluscum contagiosum virus homolog MC021

Peter Joseph Bryk - Microbiology & Immunology PhD Candidate

 Jan 26, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Aud 3-7619

Consequences of Developmental Ethanol Exposure on Synaptic Plasticity, Microglial Phenotype, and Dendritic Spine Dynamics

Elissa Li-yee Wong - Toxicology PhD Candidate

 Feb 07, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 Case Method Room

Host: Dr. Ania K. Majewska

Genetic and Pharmacological Regulation of Epigenetic Aging

Yang Cheng - PhD candidate - Genetics

 Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 K-307 Auditorium

Host: Dr. Dirk Bohmann (Advisor)

Cigarette Smoke Dysregulates innate-immune responses in Epithelial Cells to Viral Infection

Parker F. Duffney - Toxicology PhD Candidate

 Feb 27, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 Upper Auditorium

Host: Dr. Patricia Sime

The Adhesion GPCR, GPR56/ADGRG1, Inhibits Cell-ECM Signaling to Prevent Metastatic Melanoma Growth

Michelle Warren Millar - PhD candidate - Genetics

 Feb 27, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 Lower Adolph

Host: Dr. Lei Xu (Advisor)

An Nrf1 and Nrf2- related transcription factor, Cnc-C, mediates multiple stress responses in Drosophila melanogaster

Min Tian - PhD candidate - Pathology

 Mar 01, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 Lower Adolph

Host: Dr. Dirk Bohmann (Advisor

The Role of PLC-Dependent Hydrolysis of Phosphatidylinositol 4-Phosphate in Signaling and Disease

Rafael Gil de Rubio - PhD candidate - Pharmacology

 Mar 05, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Host: Dr. Alan Smrcka (Advisor)

KNa1.2 as a Cardiac Mitochondrial Potassium Channel with Metabolic Impact on Energy Usage

Charles Owen Smith - PhD candidate - Biochemistry

 Mar 06, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Host: Dr. Paul Brookes (Advisor)

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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