Associated Faculty

NameArea of EmphasisInstitution
Ajemian, MatthewFisheries ecology and conservationFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Allani, ShailajaThe role of oxidative stress on aging and age-related diseasesFAU Chemistry and Biochemistry
Asghar, WaseemMicro and nanotechnology in medicineFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Assis, RaquelData science applications in evolutionary genomicsFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Barenholtz, ElanPsychophysical and computational approaches to visual and multisensory perception and recognition.FAU Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Baronas-Lowell, Ph.D., DianeAntibiotic Discovery, Molecular Biology, Citizen ScienceIcon, PLC Bioanalytical Labs
Beckler, JordonDeveloping and applying autonomous biogeochemical sensing technologies to constrain fundamental elemental cycling mechanisms and rates in redox environmentsFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Besser, Lilah Investigating social and built environments and brain health across the life course, neighborhood environments that can help maintain cognitive function into older ages, reduce ADAD risk, and allow for aging in placeFAU Urban and Regional Planning; FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention
Bidaye, SalilNeuronal control of locomotionMax Planck Florida Institute
Bildstein, KeithAvian ecologyAcopian Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Blakely, Randy D.Synaptic Genetics, Neurochemistry and Pharmacology; Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Transporter Proteins and Psychoactive DrugsFAU Brain Institute
Bolton, M. McLeanDisorders of neural circuit functionMax Planck Florida Institute
Brandt, LauraWetland ecology, alligatorsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
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
Carvelli, LuciaMolecular mechanisms of drug addiction; pharmacology and physiology of dopaminergic synapsesFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Chaves-Fonnegra, AndiaProcesses that structure marine habitats, especially coral reefs ecosystems; interactions among organisms and the surrounding environment; reproduction, evolution and connectivity of populations, particularly of sponges, corals and algae; how ecosystems and ecological interactions are altered by anthropogenic activitiesFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Cherubin, LaurentOcean and ecosystem dynamics, and marine connectivity. Tools consist of numerical modeling and field observations using autonomous platforms such as glider and advanced aerial and underwater sensing techniques.FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic 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 interactionsFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Comas, XavierPeatland Geophysics: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Resistivity and Induced Polarization (IP) imaging, EM31FAU Geosciences
Cook, ClaytonMarine scienceHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Curet, OscarBiological propulsion, the interconnection of fluid dynamics and animal locomotion, biomimetics, energy harvesting, bat flight, fish swimming, and direct simulation of freely swimming fish.FAU Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
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 stocksFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Davis, Ronald L.Molecular and cellular basis for learning; diseases that affect learning and memoryThe Scripps Research Institute
Dawson-Scully, Ken Neurobiology of cellular stress and neuroprotection using live cell imaging, electrophysiology and behavior geneticsNova Southeastern University
DeGiorgio, MichaelData science applications in population genomicsFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
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)Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Dorn, NathanFreshwater ecology and community ecologyFlorida International University
Du, SarahBiosensors and microfluidics for the study of cell biomechanics and biophysics, crossing disciplines by utilizing microfabrication, biosensing techniques, soft matter mechanics, biomaterials, and cell biologyFAU Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Duboue, ErikEffects of early stress on brain circuitry and function and the etiology of Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Encomio, VincentThe oyster reef restoration project: restoration of the oyster beds of the St. Lucie River and Indian River LagoonFlorida Oceanographic Society
Engeberg, ErikBiomedical and Bioinspired robotics, sensors, actuators, control systemsFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
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
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
Ghoraani, BehnazBiomedical signal analysis, data science, machine learning, deep learning, long-term and continuous health monitoring, remote and personalized therapeutic management, Cardiac electrophysiology, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's diseaseFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Gibble, RebekahWetland management and conservationArthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Goodbody-Gringley, GretchenUnderstanding how coral reef ecosystems function in order to maintain biodiversity; health, evolution, and resilience of coral reefs, ranging from shallow inshore reefs to the mesophotic zoneBermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Grant, PatrickChromatin Biology and EpigeneticsBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Guthrie, KathleenNeurobiologyBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Guzman, 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
Hahn, WilliamDeep learning neural networks, sparse modeling, compressed sensing, adversarial networks, and reinforcement learning models of brain function.FAU Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
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
Hallstrom, JasonSensing systems, data management, affective computing, software engineeringFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
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
Herzing, DeniseMarine mammal behaviorWild Dolphin Project
Hindle, TobinEcological regeneration, strategies to integrate science, society and nature, geographical information scienceFAU Geosciences
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
Inagaki, HidehikoNeural dynamics and cognitive functionsMax Planck Florida Institute
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
Isom, DanielpH regulation of cell signaling, drug discovery, informaticsMolecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami
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
Jiang, MingshunEstuarine and coastal dynamics, ocean iron and carbon cycles, water quality, ecosystem functioning, and coastal inundation.FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Kamasawa, NaomiElectron microscopyMax Planck Florida Institute
Kang, KevinBiomaterials, stem cell and tissue engineering, and bone regeneration.FAU Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
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
Kelso, ScottMechanisms of self-organization underlying the coordination of brain and behavior.FAU Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Khamoui, AndyUse of pre-clinical mouse models and human subjects to study cancer cachexia, skeletal muscle biology, exercise physiology, and mitochondrial function in health and disease.FAU Exercise Science and Health Promotion
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
Lapointe, BrianAlgal physiology and biochemistry, seagrass and coral reef ecology, eutrophication, marine bioinvasions, marine conservationFAU Harbor 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
Levy, ArkeneUnderstanding mechanisms of resistance in cancer and development of combination treatment strategiesCollege of Medical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
Li, DaweiGenomics and bioinformaticsFAU Biomedical Science
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
Macleod, GregMitochondrial support of neurotransmission, pH influences on synaptic plasticity, neurotransmission and agingFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Mansfield, KateMarine biology and vertebrate zoology with an emphasis on sea turtle ecology, behavior, habitat use, and conservationUniversity of Central Florida
Mari, FrankPeptides and proteins of marine origin, especially those from predatory venomous mollusks belonging to the genus Conus (cone snails), biochemically and functionally characterize components of interest Hollings Marine Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Markwith, ScottBiogeography, biogeomorphology, population and conservation genetics, vegetation dynamics and disturbance, aquatic systemsDepartment of Geosciences, FAU
Matilsky, MichaelEmbryology and AndrologyIVF Laboratory at Boca Fertility
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
McCoy, KristaUnderstanding how environmental pollutants alter development, physiology, and behavior, and to devise ways to ameliorate their negative effects- from molecules to populations.FAU Harbor 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 therapeuticsThe 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
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
Page, DamonGenetic regulation of growth and connectivity in the developing brain, and how cognition is shaped by the interplay of these "hard-wiring" processes and adaptation via plasticity. The Scripps Research Institute
Page-Karjian, AnnieInvestigating the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and disease ecology of infectious diseases and neoplasia of marine mammals and turtles.FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Paul, ValerieEcological roles of marine natural products, impact of toxic cyanobacterial (Lynbya spp.) blooms on coral reef habitatsSmithsonian Marine Station
Pavlovic, MirjanaBioengineering, translating lab data to the clinical arena, autoimmune diseases, autismFAU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Perry, GaryMolecular and cellular mechanisms regulating cell growth during neural development, regeneration, plasticity and neo-plasticity; SIDS; educational neuroscience: brain-based learningCenter for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, 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 invertebratesTexas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Puthanveettil, SathyanarayananMolecular and cellular basis of long-term memory storage and its disordersThe Scripps Research Institute
Rangaraju, VidhyaCellular and Molecular Neuroscience, NeuroenergeticsMax Planck Florida Institute
Rathinavelu, AppuStandardization and application of real-time PCR techniques in gene expressionDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
Riche, MartinNutrition and physiology of aquatic animals, larval marine fishFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Robishaw, JanetGenomics and Precision MedicineBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
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 storageThe Scripps Research Institute
Santaniello, NielEnvironmental journalism, news writing, web research for journalismFAU School of Communication and Mutimedia Studies
Shanbhag, VenkateshOrganic Synthesis, Bio-active molecules, Natural ProductsDepartment of Chemistry and Physics, Nova Southeastern University
Shen, WenNeurophysiology, receptor pharmacology, synapsis, glutamate toxicityDepartment 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 agingThe Scripps Research Institute
Stackman, Jr., Robert W.Learning and memoryDepartment of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAU
Stern, SarahNeuroscience, Neural Circuits and Behavior, TranscriptomicsMax Planck Florida Institute
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
Tao, RuiNeural circuits affected by drug abuse, Psychostimulant-induced hallucinations, Environmental factor-dependent effects of psychostimulantsDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Telkes, IlknurBiomedical signal processing and machine learning, neural markers, neuromodulation implants (e.g., spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation), chronic pain, movement disorders, clinical research, medical technologiesFAU College of Medicine
Thompson, NancyMarine scienceKeys Marine Laboratory
Toll, LawrenceNeuropharmacology of opioid and nicotinic receptors with respect to pain and drug abuseFAU College of Medicine
Van Praag, HenrietteRegulation and function of adult hippocampal neurogenesisDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAU
Varela, CarmenThalamic circuits and their contribution to the mechanisms of learning.FAU Psychology
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
Wang, YingxueNeuronal mechanisms of episodic memoryMax Planck Florida 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
West, LyndonDiscovery 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 diseasesFAU Chemistry and Biochemistry
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 FloridaFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
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 brainThe Scripps Research Institute
Yasuda, RyoheiNeuronal signal transductionMax Planck Florida Institute
Young, JoySpawning dynamicsFish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation