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					                                      Potential Mentors 2012
You are not limited to this list of mentors. This serves as a guide to which professors have participated in
our program thus far (2010 & 2011) and which professors have recently expressed interest in
participating (more may be added). The links at the bottom of the page will connect you to FIU science
departments and mentors of the MBRS RISE program, as well.
Past participating mentors:

       Lorraine Bahrick, PhD
        Department: Psychology
        Rank: Professor
        Research Interest: Intersensory redundancy and the development of perception
        learning, and memory in human infants
        Office: DM 115
        Office Phone: 305-348-3988
        Website: http://infantlab.fiu.edu/Infant_Lab.htm
        E-mail: bahrick@fiu.edu

       M. A. Barbieri, PhD
        Department: Biological Sciences
        Rank: Associate Professor
        Research Interest: Receptor mediated endocytosis on signal transductions in cancer or
        diabetes
        Office: HLS-1 318C
        Office Phone: 305-348-7535
        Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~barbieri/
        E-mail: barbieri@fiu.edu

       Mehmet Dorak, MD, PhD
        Department: Environmental & Occupational Health
        Rank: Associate Professor
        Research Interest: Genetic susceptibility to childhood leukemia
        Office: AHC2, #584
        Office Phone: 305-348-4920 (lab: 7-5681)
        Website: online CV: http://myprofile.cos.com/dorakmt www: http://www.dorak.info
        E-mail: mdorak@fiu.edu




                  Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
   Rene Herrera, PhD
    Department: College of Medicine, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
    Rank: Professor
    Research Interest: Molecular biology, control of gene expression pre-mRNA splicing,
    tissue differentiation
    Office: OE 304
    Office Phone: 305-348-1258
    Website: http://medicine.fiu.edu/human_molecular.php?ss=faculty#herrera
    E-mail: rene.herrera@fiu.edu

   Krish Jayachandran, PhD (Dr. Jay)
    Department: Earth and Environmental Studies/ SERC
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry - biodegradation of pesticides,
    toxins, and environmental health.
    Office: ECS 337
    Office Phone: 305-348-6553
    Website: www.fiu.edu/~envstud/faculty/jay.htm
    E-mail: krish.jayachandran@fiu.edu

   Lidia Kos, PhD
    Department: Biological Sciences
    Rank: Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program, Biological Sciences
    Research Interest: Signaling pathways involved in the development and pathogenesis of
    neural crest cells
    Office: HLS 219A
    Office Phone: 305-348-6678
    Website: www.fiu.edu/~kosl/
    E-mail: lidia.kos@fiu.edu




             Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
   R. Lickliter, PhD
    Department: Psychology
    Rank: Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
    Research Interest: Developmental psychobiology, with a focus on the prenatal
    determinants of intersensory perception
    Office: DM 290
    Office Phone: 305-348-3441
    Website: http://dpblab.fiu.edu/
    E-mail: robert.lickliter@fiu.edu

   Anthony McGoron, PhD
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Rank: Associate Professor and Acting Chair
    Research Interest: Drug delivery and drug transport modeling in the areas of cancer and
    cardiovascular diseases
    Office: EC 2614
    Office Phone: 305-348-1352
    Website: http://www.bme.fiu.edu/faculty/anthony-mcgoron/
    E-mail: anthony.mcgoron@fiu.edu

   DeEtta (Dee) Mills, PhD
    Department: Biological Sciences
    Rank: Assistant Professor, Director: Forensic DNA Profiling Facility
    MSFS Graduate Program Director
    Research Interest: DNA profiling, microbial ecology
    Office: OE 167, 116C-D
    Office Phone: 305-348-7410
    Website: www.fiu.edu/~ifri/FDPF/Mills_CV_WEBPAGE.htm
    E-mail: dee.mills@fiu.edu

   Joong-ho Moon, Ph. D.
    Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: Novel fluorescence materials for biomedical applications such as
    fluorescence detections and delivery of therapeutic agents
    Office: CP 338A
    Office Phone: 305-348-1368
    Website: www.fiu.edu/~jmoon/
    E-mail: jmoon@fiu.edu




             Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
   Norman Munroe, PhD
    Department: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
    Rank: Professor
    Research Interest: Enhanced Biocompatibility of Nitinol Alloys
    Office: EC 3445
    Office Phone: 305-348-3556
    Website: http://web.eng.fiu.edu/munroen/index.html
    E-mail: norman.munroe@fiu.edu

   Madhavan Nair, PhD
    Department: College of Medicine
    Rank: Founding Chair Immunology Department, Director: Institute of Neuro-Immune
    Pharmacology, and Professor
    Research Interest: Roles of different drugs of abuses such as alcohol, morphine, cocaine and
    methamphetamine on neuro-AIDS and therapeutic approach to control Neuro-AIDS by specific
    drug targeting to brain using nanotechnology.
    Office: AHC1 418A
    Office Phone: 305-348-1493
    Website: http://medicine.fiu.edu/immunology.php?ss=faculty#nair
    E-mail: nairm@fiu.edu

   Sharan Ramaswamy, PhD
    Department: Biomedical Engineering
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: Tissue engineering approaches for treatment of cardiovascular
    disease
    Office: EC 2612
    Office Phone: 305-348-2532
    Website: http://www.bme.fiu.edu/faculty/sharan-ramaswamy/
    E-mail: sharan.ramaswamy@fiu.edu




             Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
     Jennifer Schöpf Rehage, Ph.D.
      Department: Earth & Environment and Southeastern Environmental Research Center
      Rank: Assistant Professor
      Research Interest: freshwater ecology that specializes in examining interactions among
      native, nonnative fishes, and hydrology. Her current research focuses on understanding
      anthropogenic effects on native Everglades fish communities.
      Office: Lab (ECS 119)
      Office Phone: (305) 348-3804 Office & (305) 348-0181
      Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~rehagej/index.html
      E-mail: rehagej@fiu.edu

     Chunlei Wang, PhD
      Department: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
      Rank: Associate Professor
      Research Interest: Nanobiosensing & Energy, surface engineered carbon electrodes for
      biosensor application
      Office: EC 3463
      Office Phone: 305-348-1217
      Website: http://web.eng.fiu.edu/wangc/
      E-mail: wangc@fiu.edu

     Stanislaw Wnuk, PhD
      Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
      Rank: Professor
      Research Interest: Organic chemistry of carbohydrates and nucleosides with
      applications in biochemistry and in anti-cancer and anti-viral medicine
      Office:CP 325
      Office Phone: 305-348-6195
      Website: www.fiu.edu/~wnuk/
      E-mail: stanislaw.wnuk@fiu.edu

Newly interested mentors:

     Mahadev Bhat, PhD
      Department: Earth and Environment
      Rank: Professor and Associate Chair
      Research Interest: Issues related to economics of coastal resource management,
      agroecology, human dimension issues of the South Florida environment, payment for
      environmental services, and spatial economics of natural resources.




               Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
    Office: ECS 346
    Office Phone: (305) 348-1210
    Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~bhatm/
    E-mail: bhatm@fiu.edu

   Kristin Bishop, PhD
    Department: Biological Sciences
    Rank: Asst. Professor
    Research Interest: Comparative biomechanics & Mechanics of mammalian locomotion
    Office: OE 203
    Office Phone: (305) 348-3111
    Website: http://biology.fiu.edu/faculty/kristin-bishop/
    E-mail: kristin.bishop@fiu.edu

   Hong Liu, PhD
    Department: Earth & Environment
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: Invasive species biology and conservation ecology
    Office: ECS 347
    Office Phone: (305) 348-6799
    Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~hliu/ &
    http://casgroup.fiu.edu/earthenvironment/faculty.php?id=150
    E-mail: hliu@fiu.edu

   Dr. Lindsay Malloy
    Department: Psychology
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: addresses questions concerning children’s and adolescents’ disclosure of
    negative or traumatic experiences, cognitive and socio-contextual influences on children’s
    memory and narratives, and implications of research findings for the legal system.
    Office: DM 277
    Office Phone: (305) 348-9059
    Website: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/Psychology/faculty.php?id=824
    E-mail: lmalloy@fiu.edu

   Dr. Kalai Mathee
    Department: Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine
    Rank: Department Chair & Professor
    Research Interest: Molecular Genetic Studies of Bacterial Pathogenicity Using Pseudomonas
    aeruginosa as the Model Organism. In addition, bioinformatics, comparative genomics and
    microbial metagenomic profiling.



              Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
    Office: AHC1 419D (O); AHC1 420B, 421 (Labs)
    Office Phone: 305.348.0628
    Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~matheek/
    E-mail: Kalai.Mathee@fiu.edu

   Dr. Jaroslava Miksovska
    Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: application of photoacoustic calorimetry and photothermal beam
    deflection to investigate variety of chemical and biochemical processes including
    conformational dynamics associated with ligand binding heme proteins, conformational
    changes associated with Ca2+ binding to calcium binding proteins and, protein folding in
    reverse micelles.
    Office: CP 328
    Office Phone: (305) 3487406
    Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~miksovsk/
    E-mail: miksovsk@fiu.edu

   Michael Ross, PhD
    Department: Earth & Environment
    Rank: Associate Professor
    Research Interest: Restoration of the mixture of forested and herbaceous coastal
    wetlands of the greater Everglades ecosystem. Climate change effects on coastal
    habitats, disturbance ecology (including hurricanes and fire), plant-soil relationships,
    and remote sensing of vegetation.
    Office: OE 234
    Office Phone: (305)-348-1420
    Website: http://softel.fiu.edu/
    E-mail: Michael.Ross@fiu.edu

   Jay Sah, PhD
    Department: Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC)
    Rank: Research Associate/Affiliated Faculty
    Research Interest: Study of plant community structure and function & Strategic analysis
    of integrating ecological and socio-economic approaches in natural resource
    management
    Office: OE 148
    Office Phone: 305-348-1658
    Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~sahj/
    E-mail: sahj@fiu.edu




             Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
   Len Scinto, PhD
    Department: Earth & Environment
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: biogeochemistry of freshwater wetlands, especially the cycling and
    impacts of anthropogenic nutrients. Physicochemical changes brought about by
    photosynthesis and respiration of cyanobacterial mats and the effects these changes
    have on the geochemistry of surface water. Functioning of algal/limestone systems for
    the removal of P from surface waters.
    Office: ECS 347
    Office Phone: 305-348-1965
    Website: http://www2.fiu.edu/~fwbgchem/
    E-mail: scintol@fiu.edu

   Philip K. Stoddard
    Department: Biological Sciences
    Rank: Professor
    Research Interest: Integrative biology of behavior
    Office: HLS 219B
    Office Phone: 305/348-0378, 305/348-1520 lab
    Website: http://www.fiu.edu/~stoddard & http://www.fiu.edu/~efish
    E-mail: stoddard@fiu.edu

   Samikkannu Thangavel, Ph.D.
    Department: Immunology, College of Medicine, Institute of NeuroImmune
    Pharmacology
    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Research Interest: Roles of different drugs of abuses such as alcohol, morphine, cocaine
    and methamphetamine on neuro-AIDS and therapeutic approach to control Neuro-AIDS
    by specific drug targeting to brain using nanotechnology.
    Office: ACH-1 311
    Office Phone: 305-348-1491
    E-mail: sthangav@fiu.edu




             Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu
Links to departmental faculty:
Florida International University: http://www.fiu.edu/

*MBRS RISE Program Participating Mentors: http://mbrs.fiu.edu/rise/faculty.shtml

Biology: http://biology.fiu.edu/people/faculty/

Chemistry: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/chemistry/faculty.php

Biomedical Engineering: http://www.bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty/

Mechanical & Materials Engineering: http://www.mme.fiu.edu/faculty/

Psychology: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/Psychology/faculty.php

Earth & Environment: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/earthenvironment/faculty.php

Nursing & Health Sciences: http://cnhs.fiu.edu/about-us/meet-our-faculty/index.html

Physics: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/physics/faculty.php

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work: http://rscphsw.fiu.edu/topFaculty.html




                Amy Reid, SRI Program Coordinator | 305.348.6662 | areid@fiu.edu

				
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