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October 23, 2017
Navigating Career Choices advises current trainees on postgraduate options

October 23, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore

October 20, 2017
Emma Grygotis wins Outstanding Student Mentor Award

October 18, 2017
Neurology & Neuroscience Panel Advises Prospective Trainees

October 18, 2017
SMD Postdocs Recognized by Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research.

October 16, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - October 16-20, 2017

October 11, 2017
Center for Oral Biology Lands Third Training Grant from NIDCR

October 10, 2017
First Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Retreat

October 6, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - October 9-13, 2017

September 29, 2017
New Issue of Opportunities to Explore - October 2-6, 2017

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Education Program Inquiry Form

Thesis Defenses

NSC Thesis Defense: The Role of Astrocytic Transglutaminase 2 in mediating Cellular Viability Processes

Julianne Feola - Ph.D. Candidate
Jan 17, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Medical Center K-207 (2-6409)

NSC Thesis Defense: The Genetic Sex of the Sensory Neuron ADF Confers Pheromone Attraction in C. elegans

Kelli Fagan - Ph.D. Candidate
Jan 23, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 1-9576 Case Method Room

NSC Thesis Defense: Assessment of the Involvement of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Cell Death Pathways in Retinal Ganglion Cell Death after Excitotoxic Injury

Berkeley Fahrenthold - Ph.D. Candidate
Mar 20, 2017 - 1:15 p.m.
Medical Center K-307 (3-6408)

NSC Thesis Defense: The molecular signaling pathways controlling apoptotic retinal ganglion cell death after axonal injury

Stephanie Syc-Mazurek - Ph.D. Candidate
Mar 27, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
Medical Center Upper Auditorium (3-7619)

NSC Thesis Defense: Lung-Brain Immunological Coupling Mediates Neutrophil De-Priming and Neuroprotection Following Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion

Nguyen Mai
Advisor: Marc Halterman
- Ph.D. Candidate
Apr 10, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Medical Center 2-6424 Whipple Auditorium

NSC Thesis Defense: Developmental Changes in Astrocytic Calcium Signaling and Microcirculatory Failure in the Setting of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Role for Potassium

Evan McConnell
Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard
- Ph.D. Candidate
Apr 12, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-307 (3-6408)

NSC Thesis Defense: Studies of Na+-K+-2Cl-- cotransporter1 function in central nerves system in health and disease

Xiaowei Wang
Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard
- Ph.D. Candidate
Apr 17, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-207 (2-6409)

NSC Thesis Defense: Extracellular Ions and Volume Regulations in Brain States

John O'Donnell
Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard
- Ph.D. Candidate
Jul 10, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-307 (3-6409)

NSC Thesis Defense: Mechanisms and Limitations of Visual Recovery in Cortical Blindness

Matthew Cavanaugh
Advisor: Krystel Huxlin
- Ph.D. Candidate
Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical Center Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

NSC Thesis Defense: Extracellular Ions and Volume Regulation in Brain States

John O'Donnell
Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard
- Ph.D. Candidate
Jul 17, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-307 (3-6408)

NSC Thesis Defense: Targeting Neuronal Function to Restore Motor Control Following Contusion Spinal Cord Injury

Heather Natola
Advisor: Chris Proschel
- Ph.D. Candidate
Oct 03, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-207 (2-6408)

Pharmacology Thesis Defense: Linking the cytoskeleton to transcription: A role for myocardin-related transcription factors in heart development and disease

Michael Trembley - PhD candidate
Oct 20, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
Medical Center Adolph Auditorium, 1-7619
Host: Dr. Eric Small

Pharmacology Thesis Defense: Phosphorylation Regulates Molecular Chaperoning and GEF Functions of Ric-8A in Heterotrimeric G protein Signaling

Makaía Papasergi-Scott - PhD candidate
Oct 24, 2017 - 8:30 a.m.
Medical Center Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)
Host: Dr. Robert Freeman (Advisor)

NSC Thesis Defense: Notch and BMP Signaling Ligands in Ocular Development: An Analysis of Altered Spatiotemporal Expression and Gene Dosage

Rebecca Rausch
Advisors: Richard Libby & Amy Kiernan
- Ph.D. Candidate
Nov 03, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-207 (2-6408)

Epidemiology Thesis Defense: Childhood and Adulthood Stress Exposures in Relation to Late-Life Cognitive Function: A Life Course Perspective

Adan Z Becerra - PhD candidate
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Saunders Research Bulding SRB 1.416
Host: Christopher L. Seplaki (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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