Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Participating Institutions

​​​​​​​

Alabama

Arizona

California

  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Michael Carey, Co-Director
    University of California, Los Angeles
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    Department of Biological Chemistry
    351A Biomedical Sciences Research Building
    615 Charles E. Young Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Tel: 310-206-7859
    Email: mcarey@mednet.ucla.edu

    Tracy Johnson, Co-Director
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
    5159 Terasaki Life Sciences Building
    610 Charles E. Young Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Tel: 310-206-2416
    Email: tljohnson@ucla.edu
    https://ceils.ucla.edu/uplift Link to external Web site

    Erin Sanders O’Leary, Coordinator
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS)
    251 Hershey Hall
    612 Charles E. Young Dr. South
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-7246
    Tel: 310-825-1783
    Email: erins@ceils.ucla.edu

    Partner Institution: California State University, Los Angeles
    Coordinator: Katrina Yamazaki
    Tel: 323-343-2086
    Email: kyamaza@calstatela.edu


  • University of California, San Diego

    JoAnn Trejo
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Pharmacology
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0636
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0636
    Email: joanntrejo@ucsd.edu
    http://iracda.ucsd.edu/SD_IRACDA.html Link to external Web site

    Partner Institutions: San Diego State University and San Diego City College
    Coordinator: Stacy Ochoa
    Tel: 619-594-1152
    Email: sochoamikrut@ucsd.edu


  • University of California, San Francisco 

    Holly A. Ingraham
    University of California, San Francisco
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
    1550 Rock Hall Room 284F
    Campus Mail Box 2611
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0523
    Tel: 415-514-4852
    Fax: 415-514-0844
    Email: holly.ingraham@ucsf.edu
    http://iracda.ucsf.edu Link to external Web site

    Coordinator: Anne Sufka
    Tel: 415-514-9434
    Email: anne.sufka@ucsf.edu

    Partner Institution: San Francisco State University
    Co-Director: Raymond Esquerra
    Tel: 415-338-3444
    Email: esquerra@sfsu.edu

    Coordinator: Jennifer Breckler
    Tel: 415-338-2340
    Email: jbreck@sfsu.edu


Georgia

Kansas

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Roberto N. De Guzman
    University of Kansas, Lawrence
    Department of Molecular Biosciences
    1567 Irving Hill Rd.
    Lawrence, KS 66045
    Tel: 785-864-4923
    Fax: 785-864-5321
    Email: rdguzman@ku.edu​
    https://iracda.ku.edu Link to external Web site

    Partner Institution: Haskell Indian Nations University
    Coordinator: Bridgett Chapin
    Tel: 785-832-6696
    Email: bchapin@haskell.edu


Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins University

    Leslie Tung, Co-Director
    Johns Hopkins University
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Traylor Building, Rm. 703
    720 Rutland Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21205-2109
    Tel: 410-955-7453

    Sridevi V. Sarma, Co-investigator
    Johns Hopkins University
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Hackerman Hall, Rm. 315
    3400 N. Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD 21218-2625
    Tel: 410-516-4381

    Partner Institution: Morgan State University
    Lisa D. Brown, Co-Director
    Department of Biology
    School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
    1700 East Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21251-0001
    Tel: 443-885-3631

    Partner Institution: Coppin State University
    Hany F. Sobhi, Co-Director
    Department of Natural Sciences
    2500 W. North Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
    Tel: 410-951-4113

Massachusetts

  • Tufts University

    Claire Moore
    Tufts University
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    136 Harrison Ave.
    Boston, MA 02111
    Tel: 617-636-6935
    Fax: 617-636-0337
    Email: claire.moore@tufts.edu

    Partner Institution: Bunker Hill Community College
    Coordinator: Robert Steeper
    Tel: 617-228-3322
    Email: rsteeper@bhcc.mass.edu

    Partner Institution: Pine Manor College
    Coordinator: Susan Bear
    Tel: 617-731-7144
    Email: bearsusan@pmc.edu

    Partner Institution: University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Coordinator: Brian White
    Tel: 617-287-6630
    Email: brian.white@umb.edu


Michigan

  • University of Michigan

    M. Bishr Omary, Co-Director
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    7744 Medical Sciences II
    1137 E. Catherine St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5622
    Tel: 734-764-4376
    Email: mbishr@umich.edu

    David Sept, Co-Director
    University of Michigan College of Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    1101 Beal Ave.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2110
    Tel: 734-615-9587
    Email: dsept@umich.edu
    http://iracda.umich.edu Link to external Web site

    Heather A. MacFarland, Program Administrator
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    6811 Medical Sciences II
    1137 E. Catherine St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5622
    Tel: 734-647-9393
    Email: hmacfarl@med.umich.edu

    Partner Institution: Henry Ford College
    Coordinator: Janice Gilliland
    Tel: 313-845-9740
    Email: jlgilliland@hfcc.edu

    Partner Institution: Wayne County Community College District
    Coordinator: Curtis Greene
    Tel: 313-943-4000, ext. 4092
    Email: cgreene1@wcccd.edu


Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities

    Carrie M. Wilmot
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
    140 Gortner Lab of Biochemistry
    1470 Gortner Ave.
    St Paul, MN 55108
    Tel: 612-624-2406
    Fax: 612-625-5780

    Sarah L. Dittrich
    Program Administrator
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
    6-160 Jackson Hall
    321 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Tel: 612-625-5179

    Partner Institution: Minneapolis College
    Coordinator: Rehka Ganaganur
    Tel: 612-659-6004

    Partner Institution: Normandale Community College
    Coordinator: Debra Carlson
    Tel: 952-358-8441

    Partner Institution: North Hennepin Community College
    Coordinator: Tinna Ross
    Tel: 763-488-0271


New Jersey

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Martha Soto, Co-Director
    Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    675 Hoes Lane, Room 231
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635
    Tel: 732-235-4424
    Fax: 732-235-4825
    Email: sotomc@rwjms.rutgers.edu
    http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/research/postdoc/inspire Link to external Web site

    Gary Brewer, Co-Director
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    675 Hoes Lane West, Room 736
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635
    Tel: 732-235-3473
    Fax: 732-235-5223
    Email: brewerga@rwjms.rutgers.edu

    Partner Institution: Medgar Evers College of CUNY
    Coordinator: Edward Catapane
    Tel: 718-270-6203
    Email: catapane@mec.cuny.edu

    Partner Institution: New Jersey City University
    Coordinator: Cindy Arrigo
    Tel: 201-200-2341
    Email: carrigo@njcu.edu

    Partner Institution: William Patterson University
    Coordinator: Emily Monroe
    Tel: 973-720-2792
    Email: MONROEE@wpunj.edu


New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Linda Dykstra, Co-Director
    Donald Lysle, Co-Director
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program; Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    235 E. Cameron Ave.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3720
    Tel: 919-537-3748
    Email: ldykstra@unc.edu
    dlysle@email.unc.edu
    http://spire.unc.edu Link to external Web site

    Partner Institution: North Carolina A&T State University
    Coordinator: Mary Smith (Biology)
    Tel: 336-285-2160
    Email: smithma@ncat.edu

    Partner Institution: North Carolina Central University
    Coordinator: Greg Cole
    Tel: 919-530-6034
    Email: gcole@nccu.edu

    Partner Institution: Johnson C. Smith University
    Coordinator: Tim Champion
    Tel: 704-378-1155
    Email: tchampion@jcsu.edu

    Partner Institution: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
    Coordinator: Robert Poage
    Tel: 910-522-5745
    Email: bob.poage@uncp.edu


  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences

    Allyn C. Howlett
    Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    One Medical Center Blvd.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157
    Tel: 336-716-8545
    Fax: 336-713-1545
    Email: ahowlett@wakehealth.edu
    https://www.wakehealth.edu/ Link to external Web site

    Partner Institution: Winston-Salem State University
    School of Health Sciences
    Coordinator: Teresa Conner-Kerr
    Tel: 336-750-2193
    Email: connerkerrt@wssu.edu
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Coordinator: Azeez Aileru
    Tel: 336-761-5899
    Email: aaileru@wssu.edu


Pennsylvania

Texas

  • University of Texas at Austin

    Jenny Brodbelt
    University of Texas at Austin
    1 University Station A5300
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Austin, TX 78712
    Tel: 512-471-0028
    Fax: 512-471-8696
    Email: jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu
    http://core.cm.utexas.edu Link to external Web site

    Partner Institution: Southwestern University
    Coordinator: Emily Niemeyer
    Tel: 512-863-1721
    Email: niemeyee@southwestern.edu

    Partner Institution: St. Edward's University
    Coordinator: Eamonn Healy
    Tel: 512-448-8467
    Email: healy@stedwards.edu


  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    James D. Lechleiter, Co-Director
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Department of Cellular and Structural Biology
    School of Medicine
    8403 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 8253
    San Antonio, TX 78229-3904
    Tel: 210-562-4043
    Fax: 210-562-4146
    Email: lechleiter@uthscsa.edu

    Linda M. Mcmanus, Co-Director
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7750
    San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
    Tel: 210-567-4071
    Fax: 210-567-2303
    Email: mcmanus@thscsa.edu

    Babatunde O. Oyajobi, Co-Director
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Department of Cellular and Structural Biology
    School of Medicine
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7762
    San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
    Tel: 210-567-0909
    Fax: 210-567-3803
    Email: oyajobi@uthscsa.edu
    https://opa.uthscsa.edu/home-saber Link to external Web site

    Partner Institution: Our Lady of the Lake University
    Coordinator: James S. Hall
    Tel: 210-434-6711
    Email: jhall@ollusa.edu

    Partner Institution: St. Mary's University
    Coordinator: Timothy D. Raabe
    Tel: 210-431-4321
    Email: traabe@stmarytx.edu


  • Baylor College of Medicine

    Gayle R. Slaughter
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Department of Cell Biology
    One Baylor Plaza
    Houston, TX 77030-3498
    Tel: 713-798-6644
    Fax: 713-798-6325
    Email: gayles@bcm.edu
    https://www.bcm.edu/education/schools/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/programs/diversity/iracda Link to external Web site

    Participating Institution: Prairie View A&M University
    Coordinator: Gloria Regisford
    Tel: 936-261-3165
    Email: gcregisford@pvamu.edu

    Participating Institution: St. Thomas University
    Coordinator: John Palasota
    Tel: 713-525-6918
    Email: japalaso@stthom.edu

    Participating Institution: University of Houston Downtown
    Coordinator: Jerry Johnson
    Tel: 713-221-2720
    Email: johnsonj@uhd.edu


Virginia