Affiliated Faculty

NameArea of EmphasisInstitution
Ajemian, MatthewFisheries ecology and conservationFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Asghar, WaseemMicro and nanotechnology in medicineFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Beerens, JamesAvian ecologyU.S. Geological Survey
Bildstein, KeithAvian ecologyAcopian Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Blakely, Randy D.Synaptic Genetics, Neurochemistry and Pharmacology; Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Transporter Proteins and Psychoactive DrugsBrain Institute, FAU
Blanks, JanetMammalian retinal development, differentiation and neuroprotectionFAU College of Science Office of the Dean
Bolton, M. McLeanDisorders of neural circuit functionMax Planck Florida Institute
Bossart, GregoryClinical domestic, marine mammal, fish, and avian medicine and wildlife pathologyGeorgia Aquarium
Brandt, LauraWetland ecology, alligatorsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Bressler, StevenCognitive Neurodynamics LaboratoryFAU Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Brew, KeithDeveloping and evaluating a novel approach for OA treatment employing engineered proteins and other molecules that specifically block the enzymes responsible for degrading cartilage in OAFAU College of Medicine
Caputi, MassimomRNA processing, mRNA splicing regulation, HIV-1 replication, Bcl apoptotic gene family regulationFAU College of Medicine
Carlsson, LeifComposite Material and Sandwich Structures, Solid Mechanics, Finite Element AnalysisFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Chiba, AkiraMolecular neuroscienceBiology University of Miami
Christie, JasonMechanisms of synaptic signaling and computationMax Planck Florida Institute
Coen, LaurenOyster 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 interactionsFlorida Gulf Coast University
Comas, XavierPeatland Geophysics: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Resistivity and Induced Polarization (IP) imaging, EM31FAU Geosciences
Cook, ClaytonMarine scienceHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Dalgleish, FraserUnderwater laser imaging and communications, optical properties in marine environments, sensor networks and fluorescence imagingHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Davis, MeganDevelop aquaculture species for food, stock enhancement and to ease fishing pressure on wild stocksHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Davis, Ronald L.Molecular and cellular basis for learning; diseases that affect learning and memoryThe Scripps Research Institute
Detwiler, KatePrimate hybridization and speciation, molecular primatology, primate behavioral ecology, conservation of African monkeys and their rainforest habitatsFAU 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)Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Encomio, VincentThe oyster reef restoration project: restoration of the oyster beds of the St. Lucie River and Indian River LagoonFlorida Oceanographic Society
Fadiman, MariaEthnobotany, Latin America, world cultures and environments, environmental issues, rain forest ecosystemsFAU Geosciences
Feller, IlkaAnimal-plant interactions; insect-plant interactions in estuarine and forested ecosystemsSmithsonian Environmental Research Center
Fenton, AndreNeuro coordination, recording electrical brain activityCenter for Neural Science, New York University
Fields, Gregg B.Extracellular matrix biochemistry, synthetic protein design and constructionFAU Chemistry and Biochemistry; Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Fitzpatrick, DavidFunctional organization and development of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, neural basis of visual perceptionMax Planck Florida Institute
Frank, TamaraZooplankton/nekton ecology and the visual ecology of marine animalsHalmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southestern University
Gerstein, EdmundMarine mammal acousticsFAU Marine Mammal Research
Gibble, RebekahWetland management and conservationArthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Grill, BrockMolecular mechanisms of nervous system developmentThe Scripps Research Institute
Guthrie, KathleenNeurobiologyBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Guzman-Ramirez , EstherDiscovery of novel cancer therapeutics including both development of novel molecular target based assays and determination of the mechanism of action of compoundsHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Haky, JeromeStructure-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 compoundsFAU Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hanisak, M. DennisPhysiological 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, HowardAtmosphere-ocean interaction, boundary-layer meteorology, upper ocean processes, climate system feedback processes, climate system feedback processes, alternative/renewable energy strategiesFAU Geosciences
Hart, KristenPopulation-level studies of the ecology of herpetofauna and other wildlifeU.S. Geological Survey
Haury, MatthiasNeuroscienceMax Planck Florida Institute
Herzing, DeniseMarine mammal behaviorWild Dolphin Project
Hindle, TobinEcological regeneration, strategies to integrate science, society and nature, geographical information scienceFAU Geosciences
Houghten, RichardThe tea bag method (solvent permeable packets used during polypeptide synthesis), combinatorial chemistryTorrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
Huang, XupeiCardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, molecular cardiologyBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Hueter, RobertAnatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and fisheries biology of sharks worldwideMote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Iragavarapu-Charyulu, VijayaImmunology, inflammation and cancerFAU Biomedical Science
Isgor, CeylanNeuromorphological, behavioral and molecular consequences of chronic, variable stress during peripubertal-juvenile period in ratsBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Ivy, RussTransport network analysis, economic and socio-cultural impacts of tourism, urban revitalization, regional development and planning FAU Office of the Provost
Ja, WilliamMolecular genetics of aging, behavior and diseaseThe Scripps Research Institute
Kamasawa, NaomiElectron microscopyMax Planck Florida Institute
Kantorow, MarcThe molecular genetics of eye diseases including age-related human cataract and age-related macular degenerationBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Kirchman, PaulHow mitochondrial metabolism, mitochondrial DNA polymorphism, and oxidative stress influence cellular agingFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Kishi, ShujiGene identification and phenotype characterization; Age-related disorders in humans, using zebrafish as a model systemThe Scripps Research Institute
Klofstad, CaseySocietal and biological influences on human behaviorDepartment of Political Science, University of Miami
Kwon, HyungbaeUnderstanding molecular and cellular mechanisms of experience-dependent neural circuit modification using a mouse modelMax Planck Florida Institute
Lapointe, BrianAlgal physiology and biochemistry, seagrass and coral reef ecology, eutrophication, marine bioinvasions, marine conservationHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Laramore, SusanAquatic 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 bivalvesHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Li, ZhongweiRNA metabolism, oxidative stress, biodefenseBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Louda, WilliamEnvironmental biogeochemistry, chlorophylls, carotenoids, phycobiliproteins and sunscreen pigments, microalgal community assessment and water qualityFAU Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mansfield, KateMarine biology and vertebrate zoology with an emphasis on sea turtle ecology, behavior, habitat use, and conservationBiology University of Central Florida
Markwith, ScottBiogeography, biogeomorphology, population and conservation genetics, vegetation dynamics and disturbance, aquatic systemsDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Martemyanov, KirillStriatal signaling and drug addiction, G protein signal transduction pathways, molecular mechanisms of visionDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
McCarthy, PeterCultivation 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 productsHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Meeroff, DanielSolid waste management, water chemistry, hazardous waste treatment, pollution prevention, water/wastewater treatment processes, green engineeringDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, FAU
Miller, CourtneyNeurobiological underpinnings of memory disorders, with the goal of developing novel therapeuticsDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Miller, DebraPathology of wildlife and exotic species (especially amphibians, sea turtles and marine mammals)Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee
Mitsova, DianaEnvironmental modeling, climate change, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics, land cover change modeling, network analysis, hazard assessmentSchool of Urban and Regional Planning, FAU
Moore, JonEcology, evolution, and distribution of fishes, biology of deep-sea animals, conservation and biodiversity of scrub and flatwood habitats in Florida, and herpetologyDepartment of Math/Sciences, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAU
Nambu, BarbaraMedical writinginVentiv Health
O'Corry-Crowe, GregInvestigating interactions between these apex predators and their environmentHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Oleinik, AntonCenozoic stratigraphy, molluscan paleontology, paleobiogeography and paleoclimates of high-latitude regionsDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Oleinikov, AndrewMalaria 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 systemsDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Osman, RickEcology of populations and communities of marine and estuarine animals that live on the seafloor or in the seafloor sedimentsSmithsonian Environmental Research Center
Paegel, BrianAssembly of cell-like compartmentsDepartment of Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute
Paul, ValerieEcological roles of marine natural products, impact of toxic cyanobacterial (Lynbya spp.) blooms on coral reef habitatsSmithsonian Marine Station
Perry, GaryMolecular and cellular mechanisms regulating cell growth during neural development, regeneration, plasticity and neo-plasticity; SIDS; educational neuroscience: brain-based learningOffice of the Provost, FAU
Petuch, EdwardThe geology, biostratigraphy, and invertebrate paleontology of the Floridian Peninsula and the Atlantic Coastal PlainDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Pomponi, ShirleyDeveloping in vitro techniques for production of sponge-derived bioactive moleculesHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Ponzio, KimberliWetland ecologyPalatka Headquarters, St. Johns River Water Management District
Prentice, HowardHypoxia and the cardiovascular systemDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Proffitt, C. EdwardEcology of marine macrophytes and invertebratesHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Puthanveettil, SathyanarayananMolecular and cellular basis of long-term memory storage and its disordersDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Qian, LianfenTime series analysis and regression modeling, survival analysis, environmental statistics, parameter and function estimation, weak convergence of stochastic processes and their applications to statisticsDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, FAU
Rathinavelu, AppuStandardization and application of real-time PCR techniques in gene expressionDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
Roberts, CharlesExtracting thematic information from remotely sensed imagery, reconstruction of past environments using remotely sensed dataDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Romanach, StephanieWildlife ecology, ecological modelsU.S. Geological Survey
Root, TaraGround water chemistry, water-rock interaction, groundwater sustainabilityDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Rumbaugh, GavinHow synaptic proteins actively contribute to memory formation and storageDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Rusenko, KirtSea Turtle Conservation and ResearchConservation, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Sakmann, BertDigital neuroanatomyMax Planck Florida Institute
Santaniello, NielEnvironmental journalism, news writing, web research for journalismDepartment and Institution: School of Communication and Mutimedia Studies, FAU
Scarpa, JohnBivalve 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 aquacultureHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Schummers, JamesCortical circuitsMax Planck Florida Institute
Shen, WenNeurophysiology, receptor pharmacology, synapsis, glutamate toxicityDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Shibata, YoshimiImmunologyDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Smith, NedPhysical 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 exchangesHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Smith, RoyBasis of metabolic diseases and identifying the physiological changes that cause loss of function during agingDepartment of Metabolism and Aging, The Scripps Research Institute
Stackman, Jr., Robert W.Learning and memoryDepartment of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU
Stewart, KellyMarine vertebrate ecology and behavior, population dynamics and genetics, biogeography, threatened species biology and conservation and field biologySouthwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Sutton, Tracey T.Quantitative ecology and structure of marine ecosystemsDepartment of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Nova Southeastern
Taniguchi, Hiroki Development and function of inhibitory neural circuitsMax Planck Florida Institute
Tao, RuiNeuropharmacologyDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Thompson, NancyMarine scienceKeys Marine Laboratory
Tomchik, SethNeuromodulation of memory circuits, neuronal circuits and behavior, imaging brain function in health and diseaseDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Van de Ven, WimConvertase, cancerDepartment of Human Genetics, KU Leuven
Vertes, RobertBehavioral neuroscience, functional organization of the brainstem and its role in controlling the activity of the forebrain and neurophysiology of sleepDepartment of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU
Volin, JohnConservation biologyDepartment of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
Voss, JoshuaCoral 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 disciplinesHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Warburton, DavidEnvironmental geochemistry, especially in interactions between the terrestrial biosphere and the environment, and possible regulation of the environment by the biosphereDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Wei, JianningNeurodegenerative disordersDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Wetterer, JamesBiogeography, 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 FloridaDepartment of Math/Sciences, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAU
Widder, EdithProtection and restoration of marine ecosystems, and the species they sustainOcean Research and Conservation Association
Wills, PaulAquaculture of finfish for food and stock enhancement; development of new fish species for aquacultureHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Wojcikiewicz, EwaInflammation and cancer researchDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Wright, AmyInvestigation of marine natural products from marine invertebrates and associated bacterial symbiontsHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Wu, Jang YenNeurotransmission and brain disordersDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Xie, ZhixiaoGeographic image retrieval, high resolution images, spatial temporal GIS analysis, environment health, invasive speciesDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Xu, BaojiHow neural circuits are formed, modified, and maintained in the brainDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Yasuda, RyoheiNeuronal signal transductionMax Planck Florida Institute
Young, JoySpawning dynamicsFish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Young Jr., Samuel M.Molecular mechanisms of synaptic functionMax Planck Florida Institute