Faculty Mentors | Graduate Research Training Initiativefor Student Enhancement (G-RISE)

Faculty Mentors

A major strength of UNT's NIH-funded G-Rise Program is its many dedicated faculty, hailing from 13 departments in 6 Colleges, who serve as mentors for our UNT G-Rise PhD students.

Name

Position

Primary Department or Program

Research Interest and Website

Albert, Mark Assist. Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Biomedical AI/Machine Learning

https://biomed-ai.com

Alonso, Ana Paula

Assoc. Professor

Biological Sciences

Metabolism & Biochemical pathways

https://bdi.unt.edu/ana-alonso

Andreussi, Oliviero

Assist. Professor

Physics

Computational

Materials Science

https://facultyinfo.unt.edu/faculty-profile?query=Oliviero+Andreussi&type=name&profile=oa0146

Ayre, Brian

Professor

Biological Sciences

Plant Physiology and Development

http://biology.unt.edu/ayre

Azad, Rajeev

Assoc. Professor

Biological Sciences

Computational Genomics

http://bioinformatics.unt.edu/people/faculty

Becker, April

Asst. Professor

Behavior Analysis

Learning and Recovery from Brain Injury

https://facultyinfo.unt.edu/faculty-profile?query=April%20Becker&type=name&profile=amb0345

Blumenthal, Heidi

Assoc. Professor

Psychology

Developmental Psychopathology

https://psychology.unt.edu/teen-star-laboratory

Bozdag, Serdar

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Multi-omics Dataset Analysis

https://biocomp.engineering.unt.edu/

Burggren, Warren

(Oversight Committee Member)

Professor

Biological Sciences

Epigenetic Inheritance and Developmental Physiology

http://biol.unt.edu/~burggren/Lab%20website/home.html

Champlin, Sara

Assistant Professor

Mayborn School of Journalism

Health Communication

https://journalism.unt.edu/people/sara-champlin-phd

Chan, Clement

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Protein and Cellular Engineering

https://www.clementchanlab.org/

Choi, Tae-Youl

Professor

Mechanical and Energy Eng.

Cancer diagnosis

https://biothermalcancerdetection.unt.edu/

Cisneros, G. Andrés

(Oversight Committee Member)

Professor

Chemistry

Computational Chemistry and Cancer Research

http://chemistry.unt.edu/~CisnerosResearch/

Cui, Jingbao Professor Physics
Cundari, Thomas

Professor

Chemistry

Computational Chemistry and Enzymes

https://chemistry.unt.edu/people-node/tom-cundari

Dzialowski, Ed

Professor

Biological Sciences

Developmental Physiology

http://www.biol.unt.edu/~edzial/

Ecker, Melanie

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Smart Polymers for Biomedical Applications

www.eckerlab.com

Golden, Teresa

Professor

Chemistry

Biomaterials and Drug Analysis for Forensic Applications

http://chemistry.unt.edu/~tgolden/

Hughes, Lee

(Oversight Committee Member)

Assoc. Professor

Biological Sciences

Science Education and Microbiology

http://biology.unt.edu/~lhughes/

Jafari, Amir Assoc. Professor Biomedical Engineering

Physical Human-Robot Interactions, Rehabilitation Robties, Exoskeletons

https://amirjafari9.wixsite.com/armlab

Jagadeeswaran, Pudur

Professor

Biological Sciences

Genetics of Human Diseases

https://biology.unt.edu/people/pudur-jagadeeswaran

Lund, Amie

Assist. Professor

Biological Sciences

Pollutants and Cardiovascular and Neurological Disease

https://biology.unt.edu/people/amie-lun

Mahbub, Ifana

Assist. Professor

Electrical Engineering

Wearable and implantable sensors

https://electrical.engineering.unt.edu/people/ifana-mahbub

McFarlin, Brian

Professor

Kinesiology

Immunity, Nutrition, Inflammation management

Appliedphysiologylab.unt.edu

Nardelli, Marco

Professor

Physics/Chemistry

Computational materials and big data systems

https://physics.unt.edu/people/marco-buongiorno-nardelli-phd

Padilla, Pamela

(Oversight Committee Member)

Professor

Biological Sciences

Molecular Mechanisms of Diet-Genotype Interactions, Stress

https://biology.unt.edu/dr-pamela-padilla

Ponnette-González, Alexandra

Assoc. Professor

Geography

Human-pollutant Ineractions

https://ponettelab.cargo.site

Ryals, Anthony Assistant Professor Psychology

Human Memory and Awareness

http://psychology.unt.edu/unt-neurocognitive-laboratory

Skellam, Elizabeth

Asst. Professor

Chemistry

Bioactive molecule biosynthesis in fungi

https://chemistry.unt.edu/skellam-research-group

Slavish, Danica

Assistant Professor Psychology

Sleep Medicine, Health Psychology

https://psychology.unt.edu/sleep/

Vaidya, Manish Assoc. Professor

Behavior Science

Biosensor Technology

https://facultyinfo.unt.edu/faculty-profile?query=Manish%20Vaidya&type=name&profile=mv0014

Vaidyanathan, Vijay

(Oversight Committee Member)

Professor Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Instrumentation, exoskeleton design, biomed engineering for the elderly

Verbeck, Guido

Professor

Chemistry

Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Biomedicine

http://chemistry.unt.edu/~verbeck/

Vingren, Jakob

Professor

Kinesiology

Exercise Physiology and Health

https://appliedphysiologylab.unt.edu/

Wang, Hong

Assoc

Professor

Chemistry

Small Molecule Inhibitors

http://chemistry.unt.edu/~hwang/index.html

Wang, Xuexia (Helen)

Assoc. Professor

Mathematics

Statistical Genetics

http://chemistry.unt.edu/~hwang/index.html

Yan, Hao

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Materials Science

https://haoyangroup.com/

Yang, Huaxiao

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Disease Modeling and regenerative Medicine

https://sites.google.com/view/adamyanglab/

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