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Affiliated Faculty NameArea of EmphasisInstitutionAjemian, Matthew Fisheries ecology and conservationFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteAsghar, Waseem Micro and nanotechnology in medicineFAU College of Engineering and Computer ScienceBeerens, James Avian ecologyU.S. Geological SurveyBildstein, Keith Avian ecologyAcopian Center, Hawk Mountain SanctuaryBlakely, Randy D. Synaptic Genetics, Neurochemistry and Pharmacology; Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Transporter Proteins and Psychoactive DrugsBrain Institute, FAUBlanks, Janet Mammalian retinal development, differentiation and neuroprotectionFAU College of Science Office of the DeanBolton, M. McLean Disorders of neural circuit functionMax Planck Florida InstituteBossart, Gregory Clinical domestic, marine mammal, fish, and avian medicine and wildlife pathologyGeorgia AquariumBrandt, Laura Wetland ecology, alligatorsU.S. Fish and Wildlife ServicesBressler, Steven Cognitive Neurodynamics LaboratoryFAU Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain SciencesBrew, Keith Developing and evaluating a novel approach for OA treatment employing engineered proteins and other molecules that specifically block the enzymes responsible for degrading cartilage in OAFAU College of MedicineCaputi, Massimo mRNA processing, mRNA splicing regulation, HIV-1 replication, Bcl apoptotic gene family regulationFAU College of MedicineCarlsson, Leif Composite Material and Sandwich Structures, Solid Mechanics, Finite Element AnalysisFAU College of Engineering and Computer ScienceChiba, Akira Molecular neuroscienceBiology University of MiamiChristie, Jason Mechanisms of synaptic signaling and computationMax Planck Florida InstituteCoen, Lauren Oyster reef ecology, functioning and associated ecosystem services; marine habitat restoration; remote sensing and monitoring of intertidal habitats and water quality; benthic and shoreline ecology, plant-animal interactionsFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityComas, Xavier Peatland Geophysics: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Resistivity and Induced Polarization (IP) imaging, EM31FAU GeosciencesCook, Clayton Marine scienceHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteDalgleish, Fraser Underwater laser imaging and communications, optical properties in marine environments, sensor networks and fluorescence imagingHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteDavis, Megan Develop aquaculture species for food, stock enhancement and to ease fishing pressure on wild stocksHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteDavis, Ronald L. Molecular and cellular basis for learning; diseases that affect learning and memoryThe Scripps Research InstituteDetwiler, Kate Primate hybridization and speciation, molecular primatology, primate behavioral ecology, conservation of African monkeys and their rainforest habitatsFAU College of Arts and LettersDevlin , Donna J. Plant-invertebrate effects on community composition, primarily in estuarine and marine settings (mangrove and salt marsh communities)Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteEncomio, Vincent The oyster reef restoration project: restoration of the oyster beds of the St. Lucie River and Indian River LagoonFlorida Oceanographic SocietyFadiman, Maria Ethnobotany, Latin America, world cultures and environments, environmental issues, rain forest ecosystemsFAU GeosciencesFeller, Ilka Animal-plant interactions; insect-plant interactions in estuarine and forested ecosystemsSmithsonian Environmental Research CenterFenton, Andre Neuro coordination, recording electrical brain activityCenter for Neural Science, New York UniversityFields, Gregg B. Extracellular matrix biochemistry, synthetic protein design and constructionFAU Chemistry and Biochemistry; Center for Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyFitzpatrick, David Functional organization and development of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, neural basis of visual perceptionMax Planck Florida InstituteFrank, Tamara Zooplankton/nekton ecology and the visual ecology of marine animalsHalmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southestern UniversityGerstein, Edmund Marine mammal acousticsFAU Marine Mammal ResearchGibble, Rebekah Wetland management and conservationArthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife RefugeGrill, Brock Molecular mechanisms of nervous system developmentThe Scripps Research InstituteGuthrie, Kathleen NeurobiologyBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineGuzman-Ramirez , Esther Discovery of novel cancer therapeutics including both development of novel molecular target based assays and determination of the mechanism of action of compoundsHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteHaky, Jerome Structure-activity relationships in gas and liquid chromatography, alumina-based chromatographic stationary phases, aluminum phosphonate complexes in solution and in the solid state, organometallic polymers as selective adsorbents, new methods for analysis of proteins, peptides and other biological compoundsFAU Chemistry and BiochemistryHanisak, M. Dennis Physiological Ecology of Marine Plants (Macroalgae and Seagrasses), Nutrient Dynamics, Coral Reef Ecology, Biology of Deep-water Macroalgae, Aquaculture (particularly Marine Plant Cultivation)Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteHanson, Howard Atmosphere-ocean interaction, boundary-layer meteorology, upper ocean processes, climate system feedback processes, climate system feedback processes, alternative/renewable energy strategiesFAU GeosciencesHart, Kristen Population-level studies of the ecology of herpetofauna and other wildlifeU.S. Geological SurveyHaury, Matthias NeuroscienceMax Planck Florida InstituteHerzing, Denise Marine mammal behaviorWild Dolphin ProjectHindle, Tobin Ecological regeneration, strategies to integrate science, society and nature, geographical information scienceFAU GeosciencesHoughten, Richard The tea bag method (solvent permeable packets used during polypeptide synthesis), combinatorial chemistryTorrey Pines Institute for Molecular StudiesHuang, Xupei Cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, molecular cardiologyBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineHueter, Robert Anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and fisheries biology of sharks worldwideMote Marine Laboratory and AquariumIragavarapu-Charyulu, Vijaya Immunology, inflammation and cancerFAU Biomedical ScienceIsgor, Ceylan Neuromorphological, behavioral and molecular consequences of chronic, variable stress during peripubertal-juvenile period in ratsBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineIvy, Russ Transport network analysis, economic and socio-cultural impacts of tourism, urban revitalization, regional development and planning FAU Office of the ProvostJa, William Molecular genetics of aging, behavior and diseaseThe Scripps Research InstituteKamasawa, Naomi Electron microscopyMax Planck Florida InstituteKantorow, Marc The molecular genetics of eye diseases including age-related human cataract and age-related macular degenerationBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineKirchman, Paul How mitochondrial metabolism, mitochondrial DNA polymorphism, and oxidative stress influence cellular agingFAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors CollegeKishi, Shuji Gene identification and phenotype characterization; Age-related disorders in humans, using zebrafish as a model systemThe Scripps Research InstituteKlofstad, Casey Societal and biological influences on human behaviorDepartment of Political Science, University of MiamiKwon, Hyungbae Understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms of experience-dependent neural circuit modification using a mouse modelMax Planck Florida InstituteLapointe, Brian Algal physiology and biochemistry, seagrass and coral reef ecology, eutrophication, marine bioinvasions, marine conservationHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteLaramore, Susan Aquatic animal health issues, including biosecurity and disease prevention; aquatic diseases of aquacultured species, with an emphasis on viral diseases of crustaceans and parasitic diseases of bivalvesHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteLi, Zhongwei RNA metabolism, oxidative stress, biodefenseBiomedical Science, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineLouda, William Environmental biogeochemistry, chlorophylls, carotenoids, phycobiliproteins and sunscreen pigments, microalgal community assessment and water qualityFAU Chemistry and BiochemistryMansfield, Kate Marine biology and vertebrate zoology with an emphasis on sea turtle ecology, behavior, habitat use, and conservationBiology University of Central FloridaMarkwith, Scott Biogeography, biogeomorphology, population and conservation genetics, vegetation dynamics and disturbance, aquatic systemsDepartment of Geosciences, FAUMartemyanov, Kirill Striatal signaling and drug addiction, G protein signal transduction pathways, molecular mechanisms of visionDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research InstituteMcCarthy, Peter Cultivation and identification of the symbiotic microbes present in deep-water marine sponges; screening for novel antimicrobial agents from marine invertebrates and microbes; and finding biotechnological applications for microbial productsHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteMeeroff, Daniel Solid waste management, water chemistry, hazardous waste treatment, pollution prevention, water/wastewater treatment processes, green engineeringDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, FAUMiller, Courtney Neurobiological underpinnings of memory disorders, with the goal of developing novel therapeuticsDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research InstituteMiller, Debra Pathology of wildlife and exotic species (especially amphibians, sea turtles and marine mammals)Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of TennesseeMitsova, Diana Environmental modeling, climate change, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics, land cover change modeling, network analysis, hazard assessmentSchool of Urban and Regional Planning, FAUMoore, Jon Ecology, evolution, and distribution of fishes, biology of deep-sea animals, conservation and biodiversity of scrub and flatwood habitats in Florida, and herpetologyDepartment of Math/Sciences, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAUNambu, Barbara Medical writinginVentiv HealthO'Corry-Crowe, Greg Investigating interactions between these apex predators and their environmentHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteOleinik, Anton Cenozoic stratigraphy, molluscan paleontology, paleobiogeography and paleoclimates of high-latitude regionsDepartment of Geosciences, FAUOleinikov, Andrew Malaria studies with emphasis on mechanisms of sequestration of infected erythrocytes, protective immune response and vaccine development, anti-adhesion drugs; high throughput and engineering approaches to advance studies of complex biological systemsDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUOsman, Rick Ecology of populations and communities of marine and estuarine animals that live on the seafloor or in the seafloor sedimentsSmithsonian Environmental Research CenterPaegel, Brian Assembly of cell-like compartmentsDepartment of Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research InstitutePaul, Valerie Ecological roles of marine natural products, impact of toxic cyanobacterial (Lynbya spp.) blooms on coral reef habitatsSmithsonian Marine StationPerry, Gary Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating cell growth during neural development, regeneration, plasticity and neo-plasticity; SIDS; educational neuroscience: brain-based learningOffice of the Provost, FAUPetuch, Edward The geology, biostratigraphy, and invertebrate paleontology of the Floridian Peninsula and the Atlantic Coastal PlainDepartment of Geosciences, FAUPomponi, Shirley Developing in vitro techniques for production of sponge-derived bioactive moleculesHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstitutePonzio, Kimberli Wetland ecologyPalatka Headquarters, St. Johns River Water Management DistrictPrentice, Howard Hypoxia and the cardiovascular systemDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUProffitt, C. Edward Ecology of marine macrophytes and invertebratesHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstitutePuthanveettil, Sathyanarayanan Molecular and cellular basis of long-term memory storage and its disordersDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research InstituteQian, Lianfen Time series analysis and regression modeling, survival analysis, environmental statistics, parameter and function estimation, weak convergence of stochastic processes and their applications to statisticsDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, FAURathinavelu, Appu Standardization and application of real-time PCR techniques in gene expressionDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern UniversityRoberts, Charles Extracting thematic information from remotely sensed imagery, reconstruction of past environments using remotely sensed dataDepartment of Geosciences, FAURomanach, Stephanie Wildlife ecology, ecological modelsU.S. Geological SurveyRoot, Tara Ground water chemistry, water-rock interaction, groundwater sustainabilityDepartment of Geosciences, FAURumbaugh, Gavin How synaptic proteins actively contribute to memory formation and storageDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research InstituteRusenko, Kirt Sea Turtle Conservation and ResearchConservation, Gumbo Limbo Nature CenterSakmann, Bert Digital neuroanatomyMax Planck Florida InstituteSantaniello, Niel Environmental journalism, news writing, web research for journalismDepartment and Institution: School of Communication and Mutimedia Studies, FAUScarpa, John Bivalve aquaculture (hard clam culture and breeding in response to climate change); oyster stock enhancement and restoration ecology; crustacean aquaculture (marine shrimp in low-salinity systems for inland aquaculture); fish aquaculture (nutrition and its effects on fish health); tunicate culture (biomedical and bioremediation applications); integrated multi-trophic aquacultureHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteSchummers, James Cortical circuitsMax Planck Florida InstituteShen, Wen Neurophysiology, receptor pharmacology, synapsis, glutamate toxicityDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUShibata, Yoshimi ImmunologyDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUSmith, Ned Physical oceanography, air-sea interaction in estuarine and continental shelf waters, wind-driven and tidal transport processes, low-frequency variations in water levels, local air-water heat energy exchangesHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteSmith, Roy Basis of metabolic diseases and identifying the physiological changes that cause loss of function during agingDepartment of Metabolism and Aging, The Scripps Research InstituteStackman, Jr., Robert W. Learning and memoryDepartment of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAUStewart, Kelly Marine vertebrate ecology and behavior, population dynamics and genetics, biogeography, threatened species biology and conservation and field biologySouthwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSutton, Tracey T. Quantitative ecology and structure of marine ecosystemsDepartment of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Nova Southeastern Taniguchi, Hiroki  Development and function of inhibitory neural circuitsMax Planck Florida InstituteTao, Rui NeuropharmacologyDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUThompson, Nancy Marine scienceKeys Marine LaboratoryTomchik, Seth Neuromodulation of memory circuits, neuronal circuits and behavior, imaging brain function in health and diseaseDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research InstituteVan de Ven, Wim Convertase, cancerDepartment of Human Genetics, KU LeuvenVertes, Robert Behavioral neuroscience, functional organization of the brainstem and its role in controlling the activity of the forebrain and neurophysiology of sleepDepartment of Psychology and Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, FAUVolin, John Conservation biologyDepartment of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of ConnecticutVoss, Joshua Coral reef ecology, development of advance molecular technologies with field-based ecological applications, molecular profiling of bacterial communities, marine conservation and management, integration within and among academic disciplinesHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteWarburton, David Environmental geochemistry, especially in interactions between the terrestrial biosphere and the environment, and possible regulation of the environment by the biosphereDepartment of Geosciences, FAUWei, Jianning Neurodegenerative disordersDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUWetterer, James Biogeography, ecology, and environmental impact of ants,biogeography and ecology of West Indian ants, distribution, impact, and control of exotic ants, impact of exotic ants on hatchling sea turtles in FloridaDepartment of Math/Sciences, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAUWidder, Edith Protection and restoration of marine ecosystems, and the species they sustainOcean Research and Conservation AssociationWills, Paul Aquaculture of finfish for food and stock enhancement; development of new fish species for aquacultureHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteWojcikiewicz, Ewa Inflammation and cancer researchDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUWright, Amy Investigation of marine natural products from marine invertebrates and associated bacterial symbiontsHarbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteWu, Jang Yen Neurotransmission and brain disordersDepartment of Biomedical Science, FAUXie, Zhixiao Geographic image retrieval, high resolution images, spatial temporal GIS analysis, environment health, invasive speciesDepartment of Geosciences, FAUXu, Baoji How neural circuits are formed, modified, and maintained in the brainDepartment of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research InstituteYasuda, Ryohei Neuronal signal transductionMax Planck Florida InstituteYoung, Joy Spawning dynamicsFish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife ConservationYoung Jr., Samuel M. Molecular mechanisms of synaptic functionMax Planck Florida Institute


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