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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.


Active Students

Samantha Abbott

Samantha Abbott

Katherine Andersh

Katherine Andersh

Holly Beaulac

Holly Beaulac

Patricia White Lab - Identifying molecular mechanisms that maintain or restore hearing after noise exposure

NSC Track

Tyler Cash-Padgett

Tyler Cash-Padgett

Dawling Dionisio-Santos

Dawling Dionisio-Santos

O'Banion-Olschowka Labs - Neuroinflammatory mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease

NBA Track
Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D., Ph.D.)

Kathleen Gates

Kathleen Gates

Halterman Stroke Lab - Focus on lung-brain coupling during focal ischemia

NSC Track

Joshua Hinkle

Joshua Hinkle

O'Banion-Olschowka Labs - Effects of irradiation on neuron-glia interactions

NSC Track

Jessica Hogestyn

Jessica Hogestyn

Mayer-Pröschel Lab - Effects of latent human herpesvirus 6 infection on oligodendrocyte precursor cell migration and differentiation

NSC Track

Gavin Jenkins

Gavin Jenkins

Libby Lab - Studies the molecular mechanisms of axon degeneration and retinal ganglion cell death

NSC Track

Berke Karaahmet

Berke Karaahmet

Colin Lockwood

Colin Lockwood

Alexandra McHale

Alexandra McHale

Fudge Lab - Identifying cortico-amygdala-striatal paths in the social brain

NBA Track

Monique Mendes

Monique Mendes

Majewska Lab - Microglial contributions to circuit changes following experience-dependent plasticity

NSC Track

Humberto Mestre

Humberto Mestre

Nedergaard Lab - Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia

NSC Track

Patrick Miller-Rhodes

Patrick Miller-Rhodes

Gelbard Lab - Microglia-lymphocyte crosstalk in HIV-1 associated neuro-cognitive disorder

NSC Track

Heather Natola

Heather Natola

Pröschel Lab - Studying how astrocytes can be used as a therapy for Parkinson's Disease.

NSC Track

John O'Donnell

John O'Donnell

Nedergaard Lab - Astrocytic Responses to Neuromodulators

NBA Track

Yunpeng Pang

Yunpeng Pang

Noble Lab - Studying the effect of chemotherapeutics on the redox status and cell fate decisions of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (O-2A OPCs)

NSC Track

Rebecca Rausch

Rebecca Rausch

Libby Lab - Role of Notch and BMP Signaling in Anterior Eye Development

NSC Track

Garrick Salois

Garrick Salois

Mayer-Pröschel Lab - The effects of gestational and early life nutrient deficiency on plasticity and risk for the development of neuropsychological disorders

NSC Track

Neal Shah

Neal Shah

Noble Lab - Characterizing novel treatment methods that target the Redox-Fyn-Cbl pathway in Glioblastoma

NSC Track

Aleta Steevens

Aleta Steevens

Kiernan Lab - Determining the role of SOX2 in inner ear neurosensory development

NSC Track

Rianne Stowell

Rianne Stowell

Majewska Lab - The role of microglia in activity-dependent cortical plasticity

NSC Track

Emily Warner

Emily Warner

Padmanabhan Lab - The role of feedback projections from the hippocampus to the olfactory bulb in sensory coding

NSC Track

Laura Yunes-Medina

Laura Yunes-Medina

Johnson Lab - Hypoxic signaling in neurons

NSC Track