Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Participating Institutions

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

    Aldrin V. Gomes, Ph.D.
    University of California, Davis
    Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
    One Shields Ave.
    NPB Briggs Hall
    Davis, CA 95616-8519
    Tel: 530-752-3207
    Email: avgomes​@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

Georgia

  • Emory University School of Medicine

    Anita H. Corbett, Ph.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Department of Biology
    1510 Clifton Road
    4017 Rollins Research Center
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    Tel: 404-421-9061
    Email: acorbe2​@emory.edu

  • Georgia State University

    Kyle J. Frantz, Ph.D.
    Georgia State University
    Professor, Neuroscience Institute & Department of Biology
    784, Parker Petit 5030
    Atlanta, GA 30302
    Tel: 404-413-5338
    Email: kfrantz​@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

    Estela Gavosto, Ph.D.
    University of Kansas
    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, 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

  • 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

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 School of Medicine

    James B. Skeath, Ph.D.
    Washington University School of Medicine
    Scott McKinley Research Building
    4523 Clayton Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Tel: 314-362-0535
    Email: jskeath@genetics.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 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

    Gina M. Wingood, Ph.D.
    Columbia University
    Mailman School of Public Health/Sociomedical Sciences
    722 West 168th St.
    New York, NY 10032
    Tel: 212-305-1859
    Email: gw2326@cumc.​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

  • Cornell University

    Avery August, Ph.D.
    Cornell University
    Department of Microbiology & Immunology
    VMC C5117
    930 Campus Road
    Ithaca, NY 14583
    Tel: 607-253-4045
    Email: averyaugust@cornell.edu

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    ​David J. Christini, Ph.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    413 E. 69th St., Box 190
    New York, NY 10021 
    Tel: 646-962-8492
    Email: dchristi@med.cornell.edu

North Carolina

  • 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

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

    Fred Pereira, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    One Baylor Plaza
    Houston, TX 77030
    Tel: 713-798-6933
    Email: fpereira@bcm​.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

  • University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

    ​Johnny J. He, Ph.D.
    University of North Texas Health Sciences Center
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    3400 Camp Bowie Blvd., CBH-340
    Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Tel: 817-735-0224
    ​Email: johnny.he@unthsc.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