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Welcome new REU students!

May 25, 2023

We welcome our two new REU students, Andrew Liu and Julia Hootman, who will conduct research projects with us during the summer. They will work on the project titled “Public Perceptions of Synthetic Cooling Agents in Electronic Cigarette Refill Liquids and Disposable Electronic Cigarettes”.

2023 Schwartz Discover Grant Winner

April 22, 2023

Congratulations to Jinxi He on receiving the Schwartz Discover Grant for conducting research with us during the summer!

Jinxi He

Congratulations to our Student Employee of the Year Nominees & Winner

April 12, 2023

Congratulations to Jiarui Chen and Qihang Tang for being nominated for the Student Employee of the Year Award! We really appreciate your dedication and motivation to conduct research with us. Your performance is always beyond our expectations. Your peer-reviewed lead-author publications are great indicators of all the efforts and commitments you have put in. You are great team players and always have the “Ever Better” Spirit of the University of Rochester! So proud of you, well deserved!


Congratulations to Jiarui Chen for winning the University and the 2023 National Student Employee of the Year Award!


Congratulations to Jairui Chen, an undergraduate research assistant at the Dongmei Li lab at UR CTSI, on being named student employee of the year for innovation and technology by the National Student Employment Association. As a student at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, Chen analyzes massive amounts of social media data on tobacco products, such as e-cigs, and their associations with health conditions and public opinion.

UR Researchers Part of Effort to Create Atlas of Cells to Study Age-Related Diseases

Monday, November 8, 2021

University of Rochester scientists are part of a consortium of institutions recently awarded $31 million to build a molecular atlas of human senescent cells.  These cells, which are not very well understood, are believed to contribute to a number of age-related diseases, including chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and cancer. 

Read More: UR Researchers Part of Effort to Create Atlas of Cells to Study Age-Related Diseases

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