|Name||Area of Emphasis||Institution||Ajemian, Matthew||Fisheries ecology and conservation||FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Asghar, Waseem||Micro and nanotechnology in medicine||FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science||Beerens, James||Avian ecology||U.S. Geological Survey||Bildstein, Keith||Avian ecology||Acopian Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary||Blakely, Randy D.||Synaptic Genetics, Neurochemistry and Pharmacology; Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Transporter Proteins and Psychoactive Drugs||FAU Brain Institute||Blanks, Janet||Mammalian retinal development, differentiation and neuroprotection||FAU College of Science Office of the Dean||Bolton, M. McLean||Disorders of neural circuit function||Max Planck Florida Institute||Bossart, Gregory||Clinical domestic, marine mammal, fish, and avian medicine and wildlife pathology||Georgia Aquarium||Brandt, Laura||Wetland ecology, alligators||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services||Bressler, Steven||Cognitive Neurodynamics||FAU Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences||Brew, Keith||Developing and evaluating a novel approach for OA treatment employing engineered proteins and other molecules that specifically block the enzymes responsible for degrading cartilage in OA||FAU College of Medicine||Caputi, Massimo||mRNA processing, mRNA splicing regulation, HIV-1 replication, Bcl apoptotic gene family regulation||FAU College of Medicine||Carlsson, Leif||Composite Material and Sandwich Structures, Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis||FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science||Carvelli, Lucia||Molecular mechanisms of drug addiction; pharmacology and physiology of dopaminergic synapses||FAU Harriet L.
Wilkes Honors College||Chiba, Akira||Molecular neuroscience||Biology University of Miami||Christie, Jason||Mechanisms of synaptic signaling and computation||Max Planck Florida Institute||Coen, Lauren||Oyster reef ecology, functioning and associated ecosystem services; marine habitat restoration; remote sensing and monitoring of intertidal habitats and water quality; benthic and shoreline ecology, plant-animal interactions||Florida Gulf Coast University||Comas, Xavier||Peatland Geophysics: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Resistivity and Induced Polarization (IP) imaging, EM31||FAU Geosciences||Cook, Clayton||Marine science||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Dalgleish, Fraser||Underwater laser imaging and communications, optical properties in marine environments, sensor networks and fluorescence imaging||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Davis, Megan||Develop aquaculture species for food, stock enhancement and to ease fishing pressure on wild stocks||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Davis, Ronald L.||Molecular and cellular basis for learning; diseases that affect learning and memory||The Scripps Research Institute||Detwiler, Kate||Primate hybridization and speciation, molecular primatology, primate behavioral ecology, conservation of African monkeys and their rainforest habitats||FAU College of Arts and Letters||Devlin , Donna J.||Plant-invertebrate effects on community composition, primarily in estuarine and marine settings (mangrove and salt marsh communities)||Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi||Duboue, Erik||Effects of early stress on brain circuitry and function and the etiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College||Encomio, Vincent||The oyster reef restoration project: restoration of the oyster beds of the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon||Florida Oceanographic Society||Fadiman, Maria||Ethnobotany, Latin America, world cultures and environments, environmental issues, rain forest ecosystems||FAU Geosciences||Feller, Ilka||Animal-plant interactions; insect-plant interactions in estuarine and forested ecosystems||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Fields, Gregg B.||Extracellular matrix biochemistry, synthetic protein design and construction||FAU Chemistry and Biochemistry; Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology||Fitzpatrick, David||Functional organization and development of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, neural basis of visual perception||Max Planck Florida Institute||Gibble, Rebekah||Wetland management and conservation||Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge||Grill, Brock||Molecular mechanisms of nervous system development||The Scripps Research Institute||Guthrie, Kathleen||Neurobiology||Biomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine||Guzman-Ramirez , Esther||Discovery of novel cancer therapeutics including both development of novel molecular target based assays and determination of the mechanism of action of compounds||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Haky, Jerome||Structure-activity relationships in gas and liquid chromatography, alumina-based chromatographic stationary phases, aluminum phosphonate complexes in solution and in the solid state, organometallic polymers as selective adsorbents, new methods for analysis of proteins, peptides and other biological compounds||FAU Chemistry and Biochemistry||Hanisak, M. Dennis||Physiological Ecology of Marine Plants (Macroalgae and Seagrasses), Nutrient Dynamics, Coral Reef Ecology, Biology of Deep-water Macroalgae, Aquaculture (particularly Marine Plant Cultivation)||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Hanson, Howard||Atmosphere-ocean interaction, boundary-layer meteorology, upper ocean processes, climate system feedback processes, climate system feedback processes, alternative/renewable energy strategies||FAU Geosciences||Hart, Kristen||Population-level studies of the ecology of herpetofauna and other wildlife||U.S. Geological Survey||Haury, Matthias||Neuroscience||Max Planck Florida Institute||Herzing, Denise||Marine mammal behavior||Wild Dolphin Project||Hindle, Tobin||Ecological regeneration, strategies to integrate science, society and nature, geographical information science||FAU Geosciences||Houghten, Richard||The tea bag method (solvent permeable packets used during polypeptide synthesis), combinatorial chemistry||Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies||Huang, Xupei||Cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, molecular cardiology||Biomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine||Hueter, Robert||Anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and fisheries biology of sharks worldwide||Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium||Iragavarapu-Charyulu, Vijaya||Immunology, inflammation and cancer||FAU Biomedical Science||Isgor, Ceylan||Neuromorphological, behavioral and molecular consequences of chronic, variable stress during peripubertal-juvenile period in rats||Biomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine||Ivy, Russ||Transport network analysis, economic and socio-cultural impacts of tourism, urban revitalization, regional development and planning ||FAU Office of the Provost||Ja, William||Molecular genetics of aging, behavior and disease||The Scripps Research Institute||Kamasawa, Naomi||Electron microscopy||Max Planck Florida Institute||Kantorow, Marc||The molecular genetics of eye diseases including age-related human cataract and age-related macular degeneration||Biomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine||Kishi, Shuji||Gene identification and phenotype characterization; Age-related disorders in humans, using zebrafish as a model system||The Scripps Research Institute||Klofstad, Casey||Societal and biological influences on human behavior||Department of Political Science, University of Miami||Kowalko, Johanna||Evolutionary genetics and evolutionary developmental biology||FAU Harriet L.
Wilkes Honors College||Kwon, Hyungbae||Understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms of experience-dependent neural circuit modification using a mouse model||Max Planck Florida Institute||Lapointe, Brian||Algal physiology and biochemistry, seagrass and coral reef ecology, eutrophication, marine bioinvasions, marine conservation||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Laramore, Susan||Aquatic animal health issues, including biosecurity and disease prevention; aquatic diseases of aquacultured species, with an emphasis on viral diseases of crustaceans and parasitic diseases of bivalves||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Levy, Arkene||Understanding mechanisms of resistance in cancer and development of combination treatment strategies||Nova Southeastern University||Li, Zhongwei||RNA metabolism, oxidative stress, biodefense||Biomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine||Louda, William||Environmental biogeochemistry, chlorophylls, carotenoids, phycobiliproteins and sunscreen pigments, microalgal community assessment and water quality||FAU Chemistry and Biochemistry||Mansfield, Kate||Marine biology and vertebrate zoology with an emphasis on sea turtle ecology, behavior, habitat use, and conservation||Biology University of Central Florida||Markwith, Scott||Biogeography, biogeomorphology, population and conservation genetics, vegetation dynamics and disturbance, aquatic systems||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Martemyanov, Kirill||Striatal signaling and drug addiction, G protein signal transduction pathways, molecular mechanisms of vision||The Scripps Research Institute||McCarthy, Peter||Cultivation and identification of the symbiotic microbes present in deep-water marine sponges; screening for novel antimicrobial agents from marine invertebrates and microbes; and finding biotechnological applications for microbial products||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Meeroff, Daniel||Solid waste management, water chemistry, hazardous waste treatment, pollution prevention, water/wastewater treatment processes, green engineering||Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, FAU||Miller, Courtney||Neurobiological underpinnings of memory disorders, with the goal of developing novel therapeutics||The Scripps Research Institute||Miller, Debra||Pathology of wildlife and exotic species (especially amphibians, sea turtles and marine mammals)||Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee||Mitsova, Diana||Environmental modeling, climate change, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics, land cover change modeling, network analysis, hazard assessment||School of Urban and Regional Planning, FAU||Moore, Jon||Ecology, evolution, and distribution of fishes, biology of deep-sea animals, conservation and biodiversity of scrub and flatwood habitats in Florida, and herpetology||Department of Math/Sciences, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAU||Nambu, Barbara||Medical writing||Syneos Health||O'Corry-Crowe, Greg||Investigating interactions between these apex predators and their environment||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Oleinik, Anton||Cenozoic stratigraphy, molluscan paleontology, paleobiogeography and paleoclimates of high-latitude regions||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Oleinikov, Andrew||Malaria studies with emphasis on mechanisms of sequestration of infected erythrocytes, protective immune response and vaccine development, anti-adhesion drugs; high throughput and engineering approaches to advance studies of complex biological systems||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Osman, Rick||Ecology of populations and communities of marine and estuarine animals that live on the seafloor or in the seafloor sediments||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Paegel, Brian||Assembly of cell-like compartments||The Scripps Research Institute||Paul, Valerie||Ecological roles of marine natural products, impact of toxic cyanobacterial (Lynbya spp.) blooms on coral reef habitats||Smithsonian Marine Station||Pavlovic, Mirjana||Bioengineering, translating lab data to the clinical arena, autoimmune diseases, autism||FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science||Perry, Gary||Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating cell growth during neural development, regeneration, plasticity and neo-plasticity; SIDS; educational neuroscience: brain-based learning||Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU||Petuch, Edward||The geology, biostratigraphy, and invertebrate paleontology of the Floridian Peninsula and the Atlantic Coastal Plain||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Pomponi, Shirley||Developing in vitro techniques for production of sponge-derived bioactive molecules||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Ponzio, Kimberli||Wetland ecology||Palatka Headquarters, St. Johns River Water Management District||Prentice, Howard||Hypoxia and the cardiovascular system||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Proffitt, C. Edward||Ecology of marine macrophytes and invertebrates||Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi||Puthanveettil, Sathyanarayanan||Molecular and cellular basis of long-term memory storage and its disorders||The Scripps Research Institute||Qian, Lianfen||Time series analysis and regression modeling, survival analysis, environmental statistics, parameter and function estimation, weak convergence of stochastic processes and their applications to statistics||Department of Mathematical Sciences, FAU||Rathinavelu, Appu||Standardization and application of real-time PCR techniques in gene expression||Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University||Roberts, Charles||Extracting thematic information from remotely sensed imagery, reconstruction of past environments using remotely sensed data||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Robishaw, Janet||Genomics and Precision Medicine||Biomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine||Romanach, Stephanie||Wildlife ecology, ecological models||U.S. Geological Survey||Root, Tara||Ground water chemistry, water-rock interaction, groundwater sustainability||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Rumbaugh, Gavin||How synaptic proteins actively contribute to memory formation and storage||The Scripps Research Institute||Rusenko, Kirt||Sea Turtle Conservation and Research||Conservation, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center||Santaniello, Niel||Environmental journalism, news writing, web research for journalism||Department and Institution: School of Communication and Mutimedia Studies, FAU||Scarpa, John||Bivalve aquaculture (hard clam culture and breeding in response to climate change); oyster stock enhancement and restoration ecology; crustacean aquaculture (marine shrimp in low-salinity systems for inland aquaculture); fish aquaculture (nutrition and its effects on fish health); tunicate culture (biomedical and bioremediation applications); integrated multi-trophic aquaculture||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Schummers, James||Cortical circuits||Florida International University||Shen, Wen||Neurophysiology, receptor pharmacology, synapsis, glutamate toxicity||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Shibata, Yoshimi||Immunology||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Smith, Ned||Physical oceanography, air-sea interaction in estuarine and continental shelf waters, wind-driven and tidal transport processes, low-frequency variations in water levels, local air-water heat energy exchanges||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Smith, Roy||Basis of metabolic diseases and identifying the physiological changes that cause loss of function during aging||The Scripps Research Institute||Stackman, Jr., Robert W.||Learning and memory||Department of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU||Stewart, Kelly||Marine vertebrate ecology and behavior, population dynamics and genetics, biogeography, threatened species biology and conservation and field biology||Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||Sutton, Tracey T.||Quantitative ecology and structure of marine ecosystems||Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Nova Southeastern ||Taniguchi, Hiroki ||Development and function of inhibitory neural circuits||Max Planck Florida Institute||Tao, Rui||Neural circuits affected by drug abuse, Psychostimulant-induced hallucinations, Environmental factor-dependent effects of psychostimulants||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Thompson, Nancy||Marine science||Keys Marine Laboratory||Toll, Lawrence||Neuropharmacology of opioid and nicotinic receptors with respect to pain
and drug abuse||FAU College of Medicine||Tomchik, Seth||Neuromodulation of memory circuits, neuronal circuits and behavior, imaging brain function in health and disease||The Scripps Research Institute||Vertes, Robert||Behavioral neuroscience, functional organization of the brainstem and its role in controlling the activity of the forebrain and neurophysiology of sleep||Department of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU||Volin, John||Conservation biology||Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut||Voss, Joshua||Coral reef ecology, development of advance molecular technologies with field-based ecological applications, molecular profiling of bacterial communities, marine conservation and management, integration within and among academic disciplines||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Wang, Guojun||Marine natural product biosynthesis and drug discovery, microbial genetics, genome mining, metagenomics, single cell genomics, enzyme function and engineering, metabolic engineering, and medicinal chemistry||FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Wang, Yingxue||Neuronal mechanisms of episodic memory||Max Planck Florida Institute||Warburton, David||Environmental geochemistry, especially in interactions between the terrestrial biosphere and the environment, and possible regulation of the environment by the biosphere||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Wei, Jianning||Neurodegenerative disorders||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||West, Lyndon||Discovery of pharmacologically-active metabolites from marine invertebrates, anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents, use of stem cells in developing new drugs for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases||FAU Chemistry and Biochemistry||Wetterer, James||Biogeography, ecology, and environmental impact of ants,biogeography and ecology of West Indian ants, distribution, impact, and control of exotic ants, impact of exotic ants on hatchling sea turtles in Florida||FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College||Widder, Edith||Protection and restoration of marine ecosystems, and the species they sustain||Ocean Research and Conservation Association||Wills, Paul||Aquaculture of finfish for food and stock enhancement; development of new fish species for aquaculture||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Wojcikiewicz, Ewa||Inflammation and cancer research||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Wright, Amy||Investigation of marine natural products from marine invertebrates and associated bacterial symbionts||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Wu, Jang Yen||Neurotransmission and brain disorders||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU||Xie, Zhixiao||Geographic image retrieval, high resolution images, spatial temporal GIS analysis, environment health, invasive species||Department of Geosciences, FAU||Xu, Baoji||How neural circuits are formed, modified, and maintained in the brain||The Scripps Research Institute||Yasuda, Ryohei||Neuronal signal transduction||Max Planck Florida Institute||Young, Joy||Spawning dynamics||Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation||van Praag, Henriette||Regulation and function of adult hippocampal neurogenesis||Department of Biomedical Science, FAU|