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The Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Rochester recruits and matriculates the highest quality students from around the United States and from all parts of the world. They participate in a rigorous neuroscience curriculum, attend national and international meetings, and contribute to cutting edge research. Many of our students have published manuscripts in high profile international journals and present abstracts at a host of large and small scientific meetings. In addition, our students participate as members of the curriculum, admissions and colloquium committees, and annually present their ongoing research to fellow students and to the neuroscience community as a whole.


Current Students

Samantha Abbott

Samantha Abbott

Katherine Andersh

Katherine Andersh

Holly Beaulac

Holly Beaulac

Research Interest: Identifying molecular mechanisms that maintain or restore hearing after noise exposure

Udaysankar Chockanathan

Udaysankar Chockanathan

Research Interest: Comparison of the efficacy of various correlation and causation algorithms for quantifying interactions in resting-state fMRI brain activity using graph theory approaches

Dawling Dionisio-Santos

Dawling Dionisio-Santos

Research Interest: Neuroinflammatory mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Karl Foley

Karl Foley

Research Interest: PP1 regulation in synaptic plasticity

Kathleen Gates

Kathleen Gates

Research Interest: Focus on lung-brain coupling during focal ischemia

Joshua Hinkle

Joshua Hinkle

Research Interest: Effects of irradiation on neuron-glia interactions

Jessica Hogestyn

Jessica Hogestyn

Research Interest: Effects of latent human herpesvirus 6 infection on oligodendrocyte precursor cell migration and differentiation

Berke Karaahmet

Berke Karaahmet

Colin Lockwood

Colin Lockwood

Research Interest: Systems neuroscience

Alexandra McHale

Alexandra McHale

Research Interest: Identifying cortico-amygdala-striatal paths in the social brain

Monique Mendes

Monique Mendes

Research Interest: Microglial contributions to circuit changes following experience-dependent plasticity

Humberto Mestre

Humberto Mestre

Research Interest: Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia

Patrick Miller-Rhodes

Patrick Miller-Rhodes

Research Interest: Microglia-lymphocyte crosstalk in HIV-1 associated neuro-cognitive disorder

Yunpeng Pang

Yunpeng Pang

Research Interest: The role of the redox/Fyn/c-Cbl pathway as a master regulator of glial progenitor cell division, differentiation and survival

Garrick Salois

Garrick Salois

Research Interest: The effects of gestational and early life nutrient deficiency on plasticity and risk for the development of neuropsychological disorders

Neal Shah

Neal Shah

Research Interest: Overcoming c-Cbl inhibition as a new therapeutic strategy for treatment of glioblastoma

Keshov Sharma

Keshov Sharma

Research Interest: Connections between the Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex

Aleta Steevens

Aleta Steevens

Research Interest: Determining the role of SOX2 in inner ear neurosensory development

Rianne Stowell

Rianne Stowell

Research Interest: The role of microglia in activity-dependent cortical plasticity

Emily Warner

Emily Warner

Research Interest: The role of feedback projections from the hippocampus to the olfactory bulb in sensory coding

Brendan Whitelaw

Brendan Whitelaw

Research Interest: Microglia in neuronal development