Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors will be responsible for preparing the Individual Development Plan, with the assistance of the student; assist the student in developing professional networks and in the selection of appropriate co-mentors; and developing the students’ identity as a scientist and educator.

Current:


Misty Eaton, Ph.D.
Faculty, Department of Biochemistry
Research Interest: Functional Role of Potassium Channels in Astrocytes

 

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Lilia Kucheryavykh, Ph.D.
Faculty, Department of Biochemistry
Research Interest: Role of brain macrophages in tumor growth and dispersal, as well as the mechanisms of interaction between tumor cells and brain macrophages

 


Serguei Skatchkov, Ph.D.
Faculty, Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology
Research Interest:  Glial participation in regulation of neuronal signaling and neuronal communication.

 


Wanda Vélez, Ph.D.
Faculty, Department of Biochemistry
Research Interest:  Torpedo Acetylcholine Receptor

 

 

Former:

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Michelle Martínez, Ph.D.
Faculty, Department of Biochemistry
Research Topic: Breast cancer invasion, metastasis, and cancer cell survival. Diabetes susceptibility genes, natural compounds as therapeutics for disease

 


Wilson Veras, M.D.
Faculty, Department of Anatomy
Research Interest:  Anatomical Variations