Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Professor, Faculty of Biology, NSERC Chair Women in Science and Engineering- Atlantic Canada; Principal Investigator - Bone Development Laboratory · Mount Saint Vincent University

Developmental biologist / Anatomist; Advocate for the Advancement of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Morphology Embryology Molecular Biology Anatomy Genetics

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

Harry Reis

Professor of Psychology and Dean's Professor in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering · University of Rochester

Professor Harry Reis' research interests involve social interaction and close relationships.

Marriage and Close Relationships Health and Psychological Well Being Social interaction Intimacy Emotion Regulation

Michael Perfit

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Michael Perfit’s research has focused on the petrogenesis of mid-ocean ridge basalts, island arc lavas, and oceanic spreading centers.

Volcanology Marine Geology Geochemistry Mid-Ocean Ridge Spreading Centers and Seamounts

Yutao Liu

Associate Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Liu is a human molecular geneticist in glaucoma and keratoconus.

DNA Copy Number Analysis Animal Modeling Functional Genomics Human Molecular Genetics Next Generation Sequencing

Edie Dullaghan

Head, Target Validation · Centre for Drug Research and Development

Striving for excellence through mentoring people and by fostering creative/critical thinking,

Drug Development Infectious Disease Biology Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression Immunohistochemistry Antibiotic development

Randy Beaudry

Professor of Horticulture · Michigan State University

An expert in modified atmosphere packaging, controlled-atmosphere storage, non-destructive quality assessment, and flavor analysis.

Storing Apples Horticulture Harvesting Preserving

Jianming Xie, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Jianming Xie's research develops novel tools for understanding and enhancing the function of the immune system to combat cancer and HIV.

CAR-T and CAR-NK cells Cancer and HIV immunotherapy Protein and cellular engineering Immuno-oncology T cell and NK cell immunology

Alan Griffith

Associate Professor of Biology · University of Mary Washington

Professor Griffith leads the development of the UMW Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), aiming to enhance the experiences of first-year students

Biology Environmental Sciences Conservation Wetlands Wetlands Ecology

Tracy Rittenhouse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment, director of the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center · University of Connecticut

Tracy Rittenhouse is an expert in the study of wildlife populations - bobcats, bear, frogs - within exurban development.

Citizen Science Forest Management Wildlife Populations Wetland Ecology Ranavirus Epidemics

Dean Krusienski, Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University · VCU College of Engineering

Focusing on neural signal processing and analysis for the development of brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthetic devices.

EEG Analysis Brain-Computer Interfaces Signal Processing Machine Learning Neuroprosthetics

Derek Cummings

Professor · University of Florida

Derek Cummings’ research on emerging pathogens has included studies of MERS, Ebola and novel influenza.

Influenza Ebola Global Health Immunology of Infectious Diseases

Jon Smith

Professor of Communication · Southern Utah University

Specializing in public land issues, television news, and documentary film production

Teaching Media Theory Teaching Communication Theory Broadcast Journalism Environmental Communications Public Land Issues

Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Rice University | Ph.D., Georgia Tech and Emory University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Conway focuses on methods to directly measure forces across proteins and understand how these forces affect cellular function.

Mechanotransduction Cellular biomechanics Forces at intracellular junctions Nuclear LINC complex

Yue Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Dr. Zhang's research topics include bone biology, regeneration and animal models of musculoskeletal conditions.

Bone biology and regeneration Cartilage biology Animal Models of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Laura Huaracha

Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media · Carthage College

Communicators shouldn’t fear science; they should embrace it. Professor Laura Huaracha is adamant about that.

Curriculum Development Student Development Graphic Design Illustrator Indesign

Lance McBrayer

Associate Dean · Georgia Southern University

Lance McBrayer is an expert in organismal ecology

Anatomy Behavior Herpetology

Morteza Mahmoudi

Asst. Professor · Michigan State University

Morteza Mahmoudi researches nanomedicine and regenerative medicine for the development of new nano-based platforms.

Nanotechology Sensor Array Academic Parity Lab Ethics/Life Nanomedicine

Vicki Grassian

Distinguished Professor · UC San Diego

Vicki Grassian is an expert on the chemistry and impacts of atmospheric aerosols, indoor surfaces and nanomaterials.

Indoor Air Chemistry Atmospheric Aerosols Aerosol Chemistry Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.

Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Expert on the role of racism and gender norms in African American male health and healthcare inequities.

Ptsd African American Men Health Health Disparities Military Mental Health