CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSDavid R. Kornack, Ph.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersOffice: (585) 273-3140LocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603Rochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssociate Professor (Service) - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) BiographyProfessional BackgroundEDUCATION: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL B.S. 1983 Biology/Chemistry Cornell Univ. Med. College, New York, NY Ph.D. 1990 Neurobiology Yale Univ. School of Med., New Haven, CT Postdoc 1990-1994 Neurobiology POSITIONS: 1983 - Technical Research Asst., Neurology Dept., University of Illinois Med. School, Chicago, IL. 1990-1994 - Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate, Section of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 1994-2000 - Associate Research Scientist, Section of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 2000-2016 - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 2016-present - Associate Professor (Service), Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NYResearchRESEARCH: Neurogenesis in the Developing and Adult Mammalian Brain Brain size and function depend on the generation of the appropriate number of neurons during development and their proper assembly into neural circuits. Our lab is dedicated to the study of neurogenesis (i.e., the generation of new neurons) in the mammalian forebrain. Specifically, we want to know how neurogenesis is controlled during development and why it persists in only a few particular brain regions in adulthood. To address these issues, we are applying molecular, cellular and anatomical techniques to a variety of mammalian models. Knowing the mechanisms that govern neurogenesis can further our understanding of the developmental basis of both the generation of neural diversity across species as well as the pathogenesis of abnormalities in humans. Moreover, continued neuronal production may have implications for plasticity in the adult brain – particularly for enhancing the brain's own capacity for self-repair after neuronal loss due to injury or neurodegenerative disease.CredentialsEducation1983BS | Northern Illinois UnivBiology1990PhD | Cornell Univ Medical CollegeNeurobiologyPost-doctoral Training & Residency1990 - 2004Postdoctoral Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate, Section of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.Awards2011 Manuel D. Goldman Prize for Excellence in First Year TeachingLocation: University of RochesterPublicationsJournal Articles2/2005Kornack DR, Giger RJ. "Probing microtubule +TIPs: regulation of axon branching." Current opinion in neurobiology.. 2005 Feb; 15(1):58-66. 12/7/2001Kornack DR, Rakic P. "Cell proliferation without neurogenesis in adult primate neocortex." Science.. 2001 Dec 7; 294(5549):2127-30. 4/10/2001Kornack DR, Rakic P. "The generation, migration, and differentiation of olfactory neurons in the adult primate brain." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2001 Apr 10; 98(8):4752-7. Books & Chapters2006 Chapter Title: The development and evolutionary expansion of the cerebral cortex in primates. Book Title: Evolution of Nervous Systems Author List: Rakic, P. and Kornack, D.R. Edited By: L. Krubitzer and J. Kaas Published By: Elsevier 2006 in Amsterdam2004 Chapter Title: A lifetime of neurogenesis in the primate forebrain Book Title: The New Cognitive Neurosciences Author List: D.R. Kornack (2004) Edited By: M.S. Gazzaniga, (Editor-in-Chief) Published By: MIT Press 2004 in Cambridge2001 Chapter Title: Neocortical expansion and elaboration during primate evolution: a view from neuroembryology. Book Title: Evolutionary Anatomy of the Primate Cerebral Cortex Author List: Rakic P.; Kornack, D.R. Edited By: D. Falk and K. Gibson Published By: Cambridge University Press 2001VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with David R. Kornack, Ph.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. David R. Kornack, Ph.D. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.