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Undergraduate Research Mentors

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HarshBaisHarsh Bais hbais https://www.udel.edu/canr/departments/plant-and-soil-sciences/faculty-staff/harsh-bais/Department of Plant & Soil SciencesHow root exudation regulates plant-microbe interactions. Accepting Applications<ul> </ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: </li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
AnjanaBhatabhat https://sites.udel.edu/pt/anjana-bhat/Department of Physical TherapyEarly detection of autism; develop novel interventions for young and older children with autism Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: 4 semesters, 6 hrs per week</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC or PHYT independent studies</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior</li></ul>
FidelmaBoydE. Fidelma Boyd, Ph.D. fboydDepartment of Biological SciencesInvestigation of the emergence and divergence of Gram-negative enteric bacterial pathogens. Accepting Applications<ul> </ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Three semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman<br></li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
Sheau ChingChaiSheau Ching Chai, Ph.D. scchai https://sites.udel.edu/bhan/about/faculty-directory/sheau-ching-chai/Department of Behavioral Health & NutritionChai Research Lab Accepting Applications<ul> </ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: More than one year</li><li>Preferred courses: NTDT200</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
MelindaDuncanMelinda K. Duncan, Ph.D., FARVO duncanmDepartment of Biological SciencesMolecular control of lens development and cataract formation. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Status: Accepting Applications</li><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One year including summer</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC401 or 305</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
PaulFawcettPaul T. Fawcett, Ph.D. pfawcettA.I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenImmunology of idiopathic and infectious inflammatory diseases. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One</li><li>Preferred courses: Immunology</li><li>Year: Junior, Senior</li></ul>
DeniGalileoDeni S. Galileo, Ph.D. dgalileoDepartment of Biological SciencesGlioblastoma brain cancer and early brain development. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.7</li><li>Minimum time for a project: More than one year</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC305 Cell Biology and/or BISC401 Molecular Biology</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a Senior Thesis<br></li></ul>
JamesGallowayJames (Cole) Galloway jgalloway https://sites.udel.edu/pt/james-c-cole-galloway/Department of Physical TherapyTechnology and training for infants and toddlers with serious mobility impairments. All Positions Filled<ul><li>Minimum GPA: None</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One semester</li><li>Preferred courses: Infant related courses, development related courses, disability related courses</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
JasonGleghornJason Gleghorn, Ph.D. gleghornhttp://bme.udel.edu/people/jason-gleghorn/Department of Biomedical EngineeringTissue morphodynamics and regenerative medicine Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: None</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Multiple years</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a Senior Thesis</li></ul>
AnilkumarGopalakrishnapillaiAnilkumar Gopalakrishnapillai, Ph.D. anilgA.I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenModeling Down Syndrome Acute Myeloid Leukemia Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: None</li><li>Minimum time for a project: No restriction</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
ThomasHansonThomas E. Hanson, Ph.D. thansonhttps://www.ceoe.udel.edu/our-people/profiles/tehansonCollege of Earth, Ocean, and EnvironmentHow do microbes live in the lab (microbial physiology) and in nature (environmental proteomics)? Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0<br></li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC300</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior, Senior<br></li></ul>
SalilLachkeSalil A. Lachke, Ph.D. salilDepartment of Biological SciencesMolecular and systems biology of mammalian eye development and disease. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Minimum four semesters and two summers</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC207, BISC208, BISC300 or BISC305 (preferred but not required)</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
Chi KeungLamChi Keung Lam, Ph.D.lamcgDepartment of Biological SciencesCardiac ResearchAccepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters<br></li></ul>
GaryLavertyGary H. Laverty, Ph.D. lavertyDepartment of Biological SciencesOsmoregulation and sensory biology in the unicellular protist Tetrahymena thermophila Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC305 or BISC401</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
Jung-YounLeeJung-Youn Lee, Ph.D. jyleehttps://canr.udel.edu/faculty/lee-jung-youn/Department of Plant & Soil SciencesUnderstanding intercellular communication / signaling process and the role of protein phosphorylation mediated by Casein Kinase 1 family members in plant systems. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.4</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Three semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: Organic chemistry and Biochemistry or Cell biology</li><li>Year: Sophomore<br></li></ul>
MicheleLoboDr. Michele Lobo, PT, PhD malobo https://sites.udel.edu/pt/michele-lobo/Department of Physical TherapyDr. Lobo’s research program brings together experts across disciplines from fashion through child development, engineering, and rehabilitation.Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: 2 semesters with 2 credits the first semester</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
RamonaNeunuebelRamona Neunuebel, PhD. neunrDepartment of Biological SciencesMolecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogen survival in human cells. All Positions Filled<ul> <li>Minimum GPA: 3.5 </li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters plus one summer </li><li>Required Courses: Molecular Biology of the Cell (BISC 401), Microbiology (BISC 300). </li><li>Classes: Sophomore, Junior </li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a Senior thesis </li><li>Note: Students who have not taken the courses above will be considered if they are planning to register for these at the earliest opportunity. </li></ul>
AnjaNoheAnja Nohe, Ph.D. anjanoheDepartment of Biological SciencesDevelop and utilize state-of-the-art techniques to elucidate changes in cellular communication that lead to diseases as diverse as cancer and osteoporosis. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semester</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
MarkParcellsMark Parcells, Ph.D. parcellshttp://canr.udel.edu/faculty/parcells-mark/Department of Animal and Food SciencesMolecular Virology and Tumor Immunology of Marek’s Disease Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One semester</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC300, BISC401</li><li>Year: Junior, Senior</li></ul><br>
JustinParrenoJustin Parreno, Ph.D.jparrenoDepartment of Biological SciencesUnderstanding the role of actin-based signaling in disease pathogenesis.Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.3</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One or Two Semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC300, BISC401</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
ShawnPolsonShawn Polson, Ph.D. polsonhttps://bioinformatics.udel.edu/people/personnel/polson/Department of Computer & Info SciencesMicrobial and Viral Ecology through Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: Introductory Microbiology, Molecular Biology</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior</li></ul>
DarcyReismandreisman https://sites.udel.edu/pt/darcy-reisman/Department of Physical TherapyMovement control related to neurologic injury, particularly stroke. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.25</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
TaniaRothTania Roth, Ph.D. troth https://www.psych.udel.edu/people/faculty/trothDepartment of Psychological and Brain SciencesBehavioral Epigenetics All Positions Filled<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior<br></li></ul>
JaclynSchwarzJaclyn Schwarz, Ph.D. jschwarz https://www.psych.udel.edu/people/full-list-searchable/jschwarzDepartment of Psychological and Brain SciencesDevelopmental Neuroimmunology Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.6</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Two semester, if the relationship works</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore</li></ul>
EricaSelvaErica M. Selva, Ph.D. selvaDepartment of Biological SciencesGenetic and molecular control of signal transduction. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.2</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One year</li><li>Preferred courses: Genetics, Cell Biology and/or Molecular Biology</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
AngeliaSeyfferthAngelia Seyfferth, Ph.D. angelias https://www.udel.edu/canr/departments/plant-and-soil-sciences/faculty-staff/angelia-seyfferth/Department of Plant & Soil SciencesNutrient and contaminant cycling at the soil-plant interface. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: One semester</li><li>Preferred courses: Chemistry, Biology</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
LishaShaoLisha Shao, Ph.D.shaolDepartment of Biological SciencesNeural and genetic mechanisms of reward. Please find more info on our website: https://shaolab.bio.udel.edu.Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: None<br></li><li>Minimum time for a project: At least one semester</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior</li></ul>
MollySutherlandMolly C. Sutherland, Ph.D.msutherDepartment of Biological SciencesCytochrome c biogenesis in prokaryotesAccepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.4</li><li>Minimum time for a project: 2 semesters + 1 summer</li><li>Preferred courses: BISC300 (Microbiology)</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a Senior Thesis</li></ul>
DouglasTallamyDouglas Tallamy, Ph.D. dtallamyhttps://www.udel.edu/canr/departments/entomology-and-wildlife-ecology/faculty-staff/doug-tallamy/Department of Entomology & Wildlife EcologyThe impact of introduced plants on food web complexity and ecosystem function. Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.0</li><li>Minimum time for a project: 2 semesters</li><li>Preferred courses: Ecology</li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior</li></ul>
JessicaTanisJessica Tanis, Ph.D. jtanisDepartment of Biological SciencesCharacterization of novel regulators of post-synaptic signaling in C. elegans Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.5</li><li>Minimum time for a project: Three semesters and a summer</li><li>Preferred courses: </li><li>Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>
ShunjiTomatsuShunji Tomatsu MD. PhD. stomatsuA.I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenSkeletal Dysplasia Center Accepting Applications<ul><li>Minimum GPA: 3.5</li><li>Minimum time for a project: 4 semesters or over</li><li>Preferred courses: None</li><li>Year: Sophomore, Junior</li><li>Must be interested in pursuing a senior thesis</li></ul>

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