Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Participating Institutions

Arizona

  • University of Arizona

    Franciscus Tax, Ph.D.
    University of Arizona
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Life Sciences South 444
    P.O. Box 210106
    Tucson, AZ 85721-0106
    Tel: 520-621-4814
    Email: fetax@u.arizona.edu

  • Arizona State University

    Stuart Newfeld, Ph.D.
    Arizona State University
    School of Life Sciences
    Life Sciences C-wing Room 274
    Mailcode 4501
    Tempe, AZ 85287
    Tel: 480-965-6042
    Email: newfeld@asu.edu

Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Billy Thomas, M.D.
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Center for Diversity Affairs
    4301 W. Markham, #625
    Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
    Tel: 501-686-7299
    Email: thomasbillyr@uams.edu

California

  • Loma Linda University

    Marino A. De Leon, Ph.D.
    Loma Linda University
    School of Medicine
    11234 Anderson St.
    Mortensen Hall, Room 132
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    Tel: 909-558-8622
    Email: mdeleon@som.llu.edu

  • San Diego State University

    William G. Tong, Ph.D.
    San Diego State University
    Department of Chemistry
    San Diego, CA 92182-1030
    Tel: 619- 594-2442
    Email: william.tong@sdsu.edu
    http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/imsd Link to external Web site

  • University of California, Irvine

    Luis Mota-Bravo, Ph.D.
    University of California, Irvine
    Minority Science Program
    265 Steinhaus Hall
    Irvine, CA 92697-2527
    Tel: 949-824-5680
    Email: lmota@uci.edu
    http://port.bio.uci.edu/mbrs-imsd Link to external Web site

  • University of California, Davis

    Barbara A. Horwitz, Ph.D.
    University of California, Davis
    Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
    One Shields Ave.
    NPB Briggs Hall
    Davis, CA 95616-8519
    Tel: 530-752-0169
    Email: bahorwitz@ucdavis.edu

  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Tama Hasson, Ph.D.
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
    2121 Life Science Building
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606
    Tel: 310-825-9277
    Email: thasson@college.ucla.edu

  • University of California, Santa Cruz

    Melissa Jurica, Ph.D.
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Sinsheimer Laboratory
    1156 High St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    Tel: 831-459-4427
    Email: mjurica@ucsc.edu
    http://stemdiv.ucsc.edu Link to external Web site

  • University of California, San Diego

    Antonio De Maio, Ph.D.
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Surgery
    9500 Gilman Drive, #0739
    La Jolla, CA 92093
    Tel: 858-822-6501
    Email: ademaio@ucsd.edu

  • University of California, San Francisco

    Elizabeth Watkins, Ph.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
    Graduate Division
    1675 Owens St., Box 0523
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0523
    Tel: 415-476-2310
    Email: elizabeth.watkins@ucsf.edu

Florida

  • University of Miami

    Michael S. Gaines, Ph.D.
    University of Miami
    Department of Biology
    Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach
    122 Cox Science Center
    P.O. Box 24827
    Coral Gables, FL 33124
    Tel: 305-284-5058
    Email: mgaines@bio.miami.edu

Georgia

  • Emory University School of Medicine

    Keith Wilkinson, Ph.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Department of Biochemistry
    1510 Clifton Road
    4017 Rollins Research Center
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    Tel: 404-727-5980
    Email: genekdw@emory.edu

  • Georgia State University

    Geert De Varies, Ph.D.
    Georgia State University
    Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
    784, Parker Petit 5030
    Atlanta, GA 30302
    Tel: 404-413-5658
    Email: devries@gsu.edu

Illinois

  • Northwestern University

    Rick McGee, Ph.D.
    Northwestern University
    The Feinberg School of Medicine
    440 East Superior, Rubloff 12
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel: 312-503-1737
    Email: r-mcgee@northwestern.edu
    http://www.northwestern.edu/climb Link to external Web site

  • Rush University Medical Center

    Lena Al-Harthi, Ph.D.
    Rush University Medical Center
    Department of Immunology-Microbiology
    1735 W. Harrison St.
    Cohn Research Building
    Room 614
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Tel: 312-563-3220
    Email: lalharth@rush.edu

  • University of Chicago

    Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D.
    University of Chicago
    AMB C519, (MC 5058)
    5841 S. Maryland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Tel: 773-702-6426
    Email: n-schwartz@uchicago.edu

Iowa

Kansas

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Estela Gavosto, Ph.D.
    University of Kansas, Lawrence
    Division of Molecular Biosciences
    2045 Haworth Hall
    Lawrence, KS 66045
    Tel: 785-864-3859
    Email: gavosto@ku.edu
    http://imsd.ku.edu/ Link to external Web site

Louisiana

  • Louisiana State University

    Maria Da Graca Vicente, Ph.D.
    Louisiana State University
    A&M College Baton Rouge
    Department of Chemistry
    232 Choppin Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Tel: 225-578-7405
    Email: vicente@lsu.edu

Maryland

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Michael F. Summers, Ph.D.
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250
    Tel: 410-455-2527
    Email: summers@hhmi.umbc.edu

Massachusetts

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Sandra L. Petersen, Ph.D.
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Veterinary and Animal Sciences
    STEM Diversity Institute
    Integrated Science Building
    661 N. Pleasant St.
    Amherst, MA 01003
    Tel: 413-545-1808
    Email: spetersen@vasci.umass.edu

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Rachel Skvirsky, Ph.D.
    University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Department of Biology
    100 Morrissey Blvd.
    Boston, MA 02125-3393
    Tel: 617-287-6617
    Email: rachel.skvirsky@umb.edu

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Brian Lewis, Ph.D.
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    364 Plantation St., LRB 521
    Worcester, MA 01605
    Tel: 508-856-4325
    Email: Brian.Lewis@umassmed.edu

Michigan

  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

    Linda Chatters, Ph.D.
    University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
    Health Behavior and Health Education Department
    Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health
    1420 Washington Heights
    109 South Observatory
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
    Tel: 734-647-3178
    Email: Chatters@Umich.edu

  • Wayne State University

    Joseph C. Dunbar, Ph.D.
    Wayne State University
    Department of Physiology
    540 E. Canfield
    Detroit, MI 48201-1928
    Tel: 313-577-1520
    Email: jdunbar@med.wayne.edu

Minnesota

  • Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Louis J. Maher, Ph.D.
    Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
    Tel: 507-284-9041
    Email: maher.james@mayo.edu

  • University of Minnesota

    Benjamin Clarke, Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    323 School of Medicine, 1035 University Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Tel: 218-726-6587
    Email: bclarke@d.umn.edu

Missouri

  • University of Missouri, Columbia

    Mark Hannink, Ph.D.
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Life Science Center, Room 440E
    1201 Rollins St.
    Columbia, MO 65211
    Tel: 573-882-7971
    Email: hanninkm@missouri.edu

  • Washington University in Saint Louis-SOM

    Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
    Washington University in Saint Louis-SOM
    The Genome Institute
    4444 Forest Park Blvd., Campus Box 8501
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Tel: 314-286-1897
    Email: cshaddin@genome.wustl.edu

New Jersey

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Jerome Langer, Ph.D.
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Department of Pharmacology
    675 Hoes Lane West
    Piscataway, NJ 08854
    Tel: 732-235-5224
    Email: langer@rwjms.rutgers.edu

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark

    Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D.
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark
    Graduate School
    360 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd.
    Hill Hall, Room 404
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Tel: 973-353-5834
    Email: brk@andromeda.rutgers.edu

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Margaret C. Werner-Washburne, Ph.D.
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    Department of Biology
    Castetter Hall
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
    Tel: 505-277-9338
    Email: maggieww@unm.edu
    http://imsd.unm.edu Link to external Web site

New York

  • Stony Brook University

    Peter Gergen, Ph.D.
    Stony Brook University
    Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215
    Tel: 631-632-9030
    Email: john.peter.gergen@stonybrook.edu

  • Columbia University

    Ana Abraido-Lanza, Ph.D.
    Columbia University
    Mailman School of Public Health/Sociomedical Sciences
    722 West 168th St.
    New York, NY 10032
    Tel: 212-305-1859
    Email: afl7@columbia.edu

  • University of Buffalo

    Margarita Dubocovich, Ph.D.
    University of Buffalo
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    3435 Main St.
    102 Farber Hall
    Buffalo, NY 14214
    Tel: 716-829-3048
    Email: mdubo@buffalo.edu

North Carolina

  • Duke University Medical Center

    Daniel Lew, Ph.D.
    Duke University Medical Center
    Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
    Box 3813
    Durham, NC 27710
    Tel: 919-613-8627
    Email: Daniel.Lew@duke.edu

  • North Carolina State University

    Trudy Mackay, Ph.D.
    North Carolina State University
    Department of Genetics
    Campus Box 7614
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7614
    Tel: 919-515-5810
    Email: trudy_mackay@ncsu.edu
    https://grad.ncsu.edu/students/imsd Link to external Web site

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Jean Cook, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
    514 MEJ Building, CB 7260
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    Tel: 919-843-3867
    Email: jean_cook@med.unc.edu
    http://www.med.unc.edu/imsd Link to external Web site

Ohio

  • Wright State University

    Courtney Sulentic, Ph.D.
    Wright State University
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    206 Health Sciences Building
    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
    Dayton, OH 45435-0001
    Tel: 937-775-3583
    Email: Courtney.sulentic@wright.edu

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

  • University of Tennessee

    Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.
    University of Tennessee
    Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
    M401 Walters Life Sciences Building
    Knoxville, TN 37996
    Tel: 865-974-0866
    Email: galexan2@utk.edu
    http://peer.utk.edu Link to external Web site

  • Vanderbilt University

    Linda Sealy, Ph.D.
    Vanderbilt University
    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    710B Light Hall
    Nashville, TN 37232-0301
    Tel: 615-322-3224
    Email: linda.sealy@vanderbilt.edu

Texas

  • Baylor College of Medicine

    Gayle R. Slaughter, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Graduate Sciences Department
    One Baylor Plaza
    Houston, TX 77030
    Tel: 713-798-6970
    Email: gayles@bcm.tmc.edu
    https://www.bcm.edu/​ Link to external Web site

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    Nicquet Blake, Ph.D.
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive
    MSC 7819
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    Tel: 210-567-3722
    Email: blaken@uthscsa.edu

Virginia

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

    Hamid I. Akbarali, Ph.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    1112 E. Clay St.
    PO Box 980524
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Tel: 804-828-9688
    Email: hiakbarali@vcu.edu

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Edward J. Smith, Ph.D.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Comparative Genomica Lab
    Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
    2250 Litton-Reaves Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Tel: 540-231-6797
    Email: esmith@vt.edu
    http://www.imsd.apsc.vt.edu Link to external Web site

Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Mary L. Carnes, M.D., M.S.
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Center for Women's Health Research
    Department of Medicine
    700 Regent St., Suite 301
    Madison, WI 53715-1507
    Tel: 608-263-9770
    Email: mlcarnes@wisc.edu