R. Helen Zha

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Develops biohybrid and bioinspired materials for applications in human healthcare and sustainability.

Biomimetic and Bio-inspired Materials Biomolecular Engineering and Self-assembly Sustainable Materials and Plastic Upcycling Drug delivery and Nanomedicine Nanostructured Soft Matter

Sina Rabbany

Dean, The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science; Professor of Engineering · Hofstra University

Sina Rabbany specializes in biosensors, cardiovascular dynamics, and cellular biomechanics

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering Biomechanics Stem Cell Biology

Seth H. Weinberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Weinberg's research focuses on computational physiology, specifically questions related to electrophysiology and mechanobiology.

Computational physiology Cardiac electrophysiology Extracellular matrix assembly Nonlinear dynamics in biology Multicellular modeling

Sascha Usenko B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program · Baylor University

Dr. Usenko is the Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program at Baylor University.

Anthropogenic Contaminants Spatial and Temporal Scales The Transformation and Bioavailability of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals in the Environment Environmental Forensic Chemistry Identifying Unique Chemical Fingerprints

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP

Head and Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice · University of Connecticut

Dr. White’s research interests are in drug, dietary supplement, and illicit drug safety, quality, and cost

Diet CBD Drug Costs Dietary Supplements Cardiovascular Drugs

Xuejun Wen, M.D., Ph.D.

William H. Goodwin Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Dr. Wen researches biomaterials as well as cell and tissue engineering

Biomaterials Cell and Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Drug Delivery

Dr. Toni Miles

Professor in the Department of Epidemiology · University of Georgia

Toni Miles has a national reputation in the field of minority aging, chronic disease, and health care policy.

Bereavement Chronic Disease Epidemiology Minority Aging Health Care Policy

Jeremy McCallum

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Chemistry Oxidation Organic Chemistry Science NMR

Michael H. Peters, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Peters conducts experimental and theoretical research in the field of protein engineering.

Peptidyl-Biomimetics Inhibitors for Breast Cancer Targets OpenContact: A Simple Static Protein-Protein Mapping Algorithm Extended Liouville Equation for Open Systems Neuronal Stem Cell Delivery Systems Protein Engineering

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

Deepa Dabir

Associate Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Disease Disease Mechanisms Yeast Genetics Neuroscience Cell Biology

Kristina Wagstrom, Ph.D.

Eversource Energy Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education · University of Connecticut

Professor Wagstrom is a chemical engineer with a specialization in atmospheric chemistry.

Biofuels Woman in STEM Air Pollution Atmospheric Chemistry Biomolecular Engineering

Mahmoud Nourayi, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Accounting, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Paul A. Grosch Professor

Tax + Financial Consultant Auditor in Government and Public Accounting Internal Auditor + Accounting Manager Public Accounting

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Kurt Schwenk, Ph.D.

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior · University of Connecticut

Professor Schwenk studies the functional morphology and evolution of lizards and snakes.

Reptiles Lizards Phenotypic Evolution Evolutionary Biology Ecology

John Stepp

Associate Professor · University of Florida

John Stepp conducts conservation research on the persistence, change and variation of traditional ecological knowledge.

China Biocultural Diversity Indigenous Peoples Issues Latin American Studies Ethnobotany

Margaret Rubega, Ph.D.

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior · University of Connecticut

Professor Rubega is an expert in the functional ecology of feeding in birds and the anatomy, and biomechanics, performance of wild birds.

Social Media in Science Avian Conservation Anatomy of Birds Evolutionary Biology Ecology

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

Nicole Bouvier-Brown

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Climate Literacy Environmental Justice Biogenic VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Atmospheric Chemistry

Marcello Canuto

Professor and Director of the Middle American Research Institute · Tulane University

Marcello Canuto researches integrative mechanisms that the ancient Maya used to build and maintain a socio-politically complex society.

Ancient Maya Anthropology Mesoamerica Archaeological Remote Sensing Socio-Political Complexity