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Summer Scholars Institute Participating Faculty

Here are the departments and campuses in the program with participating faculty. Click on faculty names for more information on their research.You can also see a complete list with keywords below.

Note: Not all faculty's disciplines are within the obvious department. For instance, a faculty member is interested in biochemistry, but her department is Medical Science. Look through the complete list of keywords with the complete alphabetical faculty listing.

 

Below is the complete, alphabetical list of Indiana University faculty mentors available for the Summer Scholars Institute.

Baker, Lane
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Nanoscale, electrochemistry, imaging, materials, bioanalytical
Research description

Bigatti, Silvia M.
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bloomington
Keywords: Stress, health disparities, psychosocial factors, cancer, Latino health
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Block, Hannah J
Kinesiology & Neuroscience

Bloomington
Keywords: motor control, neurophysiology, brain, adaptation
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Bradshaw, Heather
Brain and Psychological Sciences

Bloomington
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Brady, Erin
Informatics

Indianapolis
Keywords: disability, mental health, incarceration, marginalized groups, assistive technologies, mobile and social computing
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Clay, Keith
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Symbiosis, disease, mutualism, ecology, plants, fungi, bacteria, ticks
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Dann III, Charles
Chemistry

Adjunct affiliations: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Biochemistry
Bloomington
Keywords: Biochemistry, x-ray crystallography, enzymology, proteomics, cancer, inflammatory disease, microbial signaling, biofilms
Research description

Dragnea, Bogdan
Chemistry

Adjunct affiliations: Physics, Interdisciplinary Biochemistry
Bloomington
Keywords: Nanotechnology, biomaterials, photonics, self-assembly
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Flood, Amar H
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Organic chemistry, polymers, molecular recognition, functional materials
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Fly, Alyce D
Nutrition Science

Bloomington
Keywords: Postprandial biomarkers of stress and disease, meal spacing, obesity and metabolism, food behaviors of children and adolescents
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Fuchs, Robyn
Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Indianapolis
Keywords: Exercise, osteoporosis, animal models, bone health, histology, micro-computed tomography
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Hill, James
Computer Science

Indianapolis
Keywords: Domain-specific modeling, system emulation, real-time software instrumentation, software performance analytics
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Hundley, Heather
Medical Science

Bloomington
Keywords: molecular biology, cancer, RNA, gene expression, post-transcriptional gene regulation
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Innes, Roger
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Plant-microbe interactions; immunology; disease resistance; pathogen recognition
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Jarrold, Caroline Chick
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Laser spectroscopy, catalysis, atmospheric chemistry, computational chemistry
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Jerde, Travis
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Indianapolis
Keywords: Tumor biology, tumor microenvironment
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Kehoe, David
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Signal transduction, environmental microbiology, regulation of gene expression, light and nutrient responsiveness, photosynthesis
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Lennon, Jay T.
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Microbial ecology, biodiversity, evolution, global change, ecosystems, viruses, bacteria, dormancy, biogeography
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Lulich, Steven
Speech & Hearing Sciences, Speech Production Laboratory

Bloomington
Keywords: Acoustics, articulation, phonetics, phonation, ultrasound, lung physiology, aerodynamics
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Martins, Emilia
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Evolution of communication and social behavior in lizards and fish, phylogenetic statistics, software development
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Meier, Jeffrey
Mathematics

Bloomington
Keywords: Topology, geometry, knot theory, manifolds
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Moczek, Armin
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Evolution of developmental mechanisms, the origins of novel traits, developmental plasticity, allometry, behavioral ecology and sexual selection, insect genomics, insect endocrinology, natural history of Onthophagus beetles
Research description

Moss, Larry
Mathematics

Bloomington
Keywords: logic, natural language semantics, theoretical computer science
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Moyle, Leonie
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Adaptation, speciation, reproduction, male-female interactions, plant defenses, ecology, genetics
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Murphy, Mary
Psychological and Brain Studies

Bloomington
Keywords: Identity threat, stigmatized/stereotyped social groups, bias, diversity, majority/minority groups
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Nass, Richard
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Indianapolis
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O'Hagan, Heather M.
Medical Sciences

Bloomington
Keywords: Inflammation, Epigenetics, Colon cancer, DNA damage, DNA repair
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Ortoleva, Peter
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Viruses, bionanosystems, statistical mechanics, quantum dynamics, nanomaterials, nanomedicine, quantum nanosystems
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Prieto, Anne
Psychological and Brain Sciences

Bloomington
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Ramras, Daniel Alexander
Department of Mathematical Sciences

IUPUI
Keywords: Linear algebra, group theory, representation theory, topology
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Sabanovic, Selma
School of Informatics and Computing

Bloomington
Keywords: Human-robot interaction, social robotics, socially assistive robotics, social and cross-cultural study of technology, domestic technologies, collaborative technology design
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Seradjeh, Babak
Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Bloomington
Keywords: Electronic nano-structures, superconductivity, topological phases, fractional particles
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Shao, Kan
Environmental Health

Bloomington
Keywords: Human Health risk assessment; dose-response analysis; environmental modeling; environmental policy; biostatistics
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Siek, Katie
Informatics

Bloomington
Keywords: Health informatics, wearables, mobile computing, maker movement
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Skrabalak, Sara
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Nanoscience, materials chemistry, catalysis
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Srinivas, S. P.
Optometry

Bloomington
Keywords: Epithelium, eye, tight junctions, inflammation, cornea, drug delivery
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Takagi, Yuichiro
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Indianapolis
Keywords: Synthetic and structural biology, eukaryotic gene regulation, Mediator, RNA polymerase II
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VanNieuwenhze, Michael S.
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Chemical synthesis, peptide antibiotics, bacterial cell wall, virus assembly
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Walczak, Claire
Medical Sciences

Bloomington
Keywords: Biochemistry, cancer, molecular biology
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Ward, Adam
Hydrology and Water Quality

Bloomington
Keywords: Hydrology, pollution, water quality, environment
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Xie, Jian
Mechanical Engineering

Indianapolis
Keywords: Storage of hydrogen and carbon dioxide; polymer electrolyte fuel cells; advanced batteries; supercapacitors; nanomaterials
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Ye, Xingchen
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Nanomaterials, nanotechnology, nanocrystals, energy conversion, materials science, nanoscale imaging
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Yu, Yan
Chemistry

Bloomington
Keywords: Biomaterials, cell communication, optical imaging
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Zelhof, Andrew
Biology

Bloomington
Keywords: Retinal degeneration and extracellular matrix
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Zhang, Shixiong
Physics

Bloomington
Keywords: Nanomaterials physics, nanotechnology
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Revised: March 26, 2015

Sarah Larson
Program Coordinator
IU-MSI STEM Initiative
Indiana University
set9@indiana.edu
812-855-7463