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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

John DiCecco

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
(401) 874-2506

John DiCecco received Bachelor of Science degrees Summa Cum Laude in both Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He received the MS and PhD degrees from the University of Rhode Island in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He is currently a research engineer with the US Navy at the Naval Undersea Research Center in Newport, RI. His also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, where his primary interests are Biomedical Image Processing, Biomeasurement, and Neural Engineering.

Dr. DiCecco performs single-cell sharp microelectrode recordings from neurons in the central nervous system of marine invertebrates including Aplysia californica, Hirudo medicinalis, and Lymnaea stagnalis. His primary investigation is related to the neuronal dose responses to various chemical and pharmaceutical compounds, most recently the ethyl mercury compound Thimerosal. He is the author of several journal articles and over 2 dozen conference proceedings. He also holds two active patents and two pending patents.

The Program

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines and gives students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization.

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Request for Proposals Rhode Island Neuroscience Collaborative Pilot Study Awards - Deadline for Applications: April15, 2014