FIRST PROGRAM FACULTY

 

Research Faculty

This is a list of the 'Available Research Mentors' in the FIRST program. Other faculty mentors may apply for acceptance into the program with the approval of the Director. Interested faculty should review the "Criteria" section under Faculty Mentor Application.

A - E

  • Francisco Alvarez, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Physiology (Research Interests: Development of Spinal Cord Circuits)
  • David R. Archer, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Research Interests: hematopoietic stem cells; stem cell therapy for the treatment of inherited and acquired diseases)
  • Gilda Barabino, Ph.D.,Emory School of Medicine/Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Research Interests: Sickle cell disease, blood rheology, orthopedic tissue engineering)
  • Thomas H. Barker, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine/Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Research Interests: Pulmonary remodeling and regenerative medicine)
  • Gary Bassell, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: cell biology, molecular neuroscience, neurologic diseases)
  • Patricia Bauer, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: developmental cognitive neuroscience)
  • Guy Benian, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pathology (Research Interests: Using C. elegans to understand the assembly and maintenance of the muscle contractile apparatus)
  • Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology (Research Interests: Molecular immunology; regulation of major histocompatibility complex class II genes and tumor necrosis factor gene induction)
  • Roberd M. Bostick, M.D., MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology (Research Interests: Cancer epidemiology; Etiology and primary prevention of colon and prostate cancer, focusing on the roles of diet and physical activity, and emphasizing the use of biomarkers of risk and molecular epidemiologic methods in observational studies and chemoprevention trials)
  • Daniel Brat, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research Interests: Mechanisms of malignant glioma progression, including the role of stem cells, genomics and the micor-envionment.)
  • Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: Developmental psychopathology; perinatal risk)
  • Berry Brosi, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Environmental Studies (Research Interests: Pollination networks; bee disease ecology; biodiversity and ecosystem)
  • Elizabeth Buffalo, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Neurology (Research Interests: Neuroscience; understanding the neural mechanisms that support learning and memory)
  • John W. Calvert, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (Research Interests: cardiovascular disease)
  • R. Craig Castellino, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (Research Interests: Pediatric brain tumors; mouse models)
  • Peter Chen, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Chemistry (Research Interests: coherent multidimensional laser spectroscopy)
  • Ping Chen, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: development and regeneration of mammalian inner ear sensory organs)
  • Gray F. Crouse, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: DNA mismatch repair in yeast and mouse cell)
  • Huw Davies, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Chemistry (Research Interests: C-H functionalization, organic chemistry, synthetic methodology development)
  • Adam Davis, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Physiology (Research Interests: Biomedical Informatics)
  • Roger Deal, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Epigenetics and plant development)
  • Jacobus de Roode, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Ecology and evolution of parasites)
  • Frans de Waal, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Research Interests: Social behavior and social cognition emphasizing mechanisms of reconciliation and reciprocity in nonhuman primates)
  • Ralph DiClemente, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Associate Director for Prevention Sciences, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (Research Interests: HIV/AIDS research)
  • Daniel D. Dilks, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: Cortical plasticity in adult human vision and the functional organization of human visual cortex and its origins.)
  • Benjamin Druss, M.D., MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Departments of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (Research Interests: Mental health policy and services)
  • Christine M. Dunham, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry (Research Interests: molecular mechanisms of translational regulation)
  • Douglas C. Eaton, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Physiology (Research Interests: Ion channels and cellular signaling)
  • Dale E. Edmondson, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry (Research Interests: Structure, function, and mechanism of oxidation-reduction enzymes)
  • Arthur W. English, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: Spinal circuits and the musculoskeletal system)
  • Andrew Escayg, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics (Research Interests: Understanding the mechanisms of seizure generation in epilepsy)

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F - J

  • Victor Faundez, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of endosomal membrane trafficking in neuronal systems)
  • Byron Ford, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology (Research Interests: Neurobiology; Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and stroke)
  • Haian Fu, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology (Research Interests: Studying cell survival signaling pathways for therapeutic agent discovery and translational research)
  • Nicole Gerardo, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology)
  • Thomas Gillespie, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Environmental Studies and the Department of Environmental Health in the Rollins School of Public Health (Research Interest: Disease Ecology; Epidemiology; Topical Ecology and Conservation)
  • Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Research Interests: bacterial pathogenesis, vaccine development, infections in cystic fibrosis)
  • Sherryl H. Goodman, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: developmental psychopathology)
  • Shannon Gourley, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Pediatrics (Research Interests: behavioral neuroscience, appetitive conditioning, psychiatric disease)
  • Robert E. Gross, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery (Research Interests: Surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease and epilepsy; neural repair; stem cells; gene therapy.)
  • Robert Hampton, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: primate cognition)
  • C. Michael Hart, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Research Interests: vascular biology and oxidative stress)
  • H. Criss Hartzell, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: ion channel physiology and biophysics)
  • My Helms, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Research Interests: redox regulation of lung ENaC)
  • Shawn Hochman, Ph.D. Emory School of Medicine, Department of Physiology (Research Interests: Neuromodulation, plasticity, and regeneration of spinal cord functional systems)
  • Robert S. Hoover, Jr., M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Nephrology and Physiology Departments (Research Interests: Kidney Physiology)
  • Leonard Howell, Ph.D., Emory University, Yerkes Primate Research Center, Neuroscience Division (Research Interests: neuropharmacology, MRI and PET neuroimaging, drug abuse)
  • Kimberly Jackson, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Chemistry (Research Interests: Experimental therapeutics, cancer biology, cell signaling)
  • Hyder Jinnah, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Neurology (Research Interests: Neurogenetics, Lesch-Nyhan Disease, Dystonia, Animal Models)

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K - O

  • Saul Karpen, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Research Interests: Inflammation, liver biology, nuclear receptors, obesity and fatty liver)
  • David Katz, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: The function and regulation of epigenetic information during development.)
  • William G. Kelly, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Epigenetics, stem cells and developmental biology)
  • Melissa Kemp, Ph.D., Emory/Georgia Tech, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Research Interests: Systems biology, cellular signal transduction, redox biology)
  • Ishrat Khan, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Chemistry (Research Interests: Polymer chemistry applied to biomaterials and biofunctional materials)
  • Ward G. Kirlin, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology (Research Interests: Chemical carcinogenesis and glutathione redox potential effects on enzyme expression; diet and cancer)
  • Uriel Kitron, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Environmental Studies (Research Interests: Epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases)
  • Michael Koval, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Pulmonary Division (Research Interests: lung epithelia, cell junction)
  • Andrew P. Kowalczyk, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Departments of Cell Biology and Dermatology (Research Interests: Molecular interactions, assembly, and signaling of vascular endothelial intercellular junctions)
  • J. David Lambeth, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pathology (Research Interests: Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS))
  • Karen Levy, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health (Research Interests: Ecology, epidemiology of enteric diseases)
  • Tené Lewis, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology (Research Interests: Race, psychosocial factors and pre-clinical markers of cardiovascular disease)
  • Steven W. L'Hernault, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Developmental genetics; cell and molecular biology of C. elegans spermatogenesis and fertilization)
  • Lian Li, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology (Research Interests: Vesicular trafficking in neurotransmission, signal transduction, neurodegenerative diseases)
  • Tianquan Lian, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Chemistry (Research Interests: Electron transfer in nanomaterials; Molecular solar cell; Ultrafast dynamics in solid/liquid interface; Physical Chemistry of biological molecules)
  • Robert Liu, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Computational Neuroethology; to explore the elegant hypothesis in neuroscience that the statistics and regularities of the sensory world are closely reflected in the coding strategies used by neurons)
  • Stella Lourenco, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: Spatial and numerical cognition; developmental psychology)
  • John C. Lucchesi, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Chromatin organization, epigenetics, transcription)
  • David Lynn, Ph.D., Emory University, Department of Chemistry and Biology (Research Interests: Molecular and Chemical Evolution)
  • Cora MacBeth, Ph.D., Emory University, Department of Chemistry (Research Interests: General, Bio-inorganic and Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Peter MacLeish, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology (Research Interests: Understanding the functional organization of the vertebrate retina and the role of a gene, nna1, discovered by Dr. Holly Soares, in the processes of axon regeneration and Purkinje cell viability.)
  • Donna Maney, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: behavioral neuroendocrinology, behavioral genetics)
  • Gregory Melikian, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Research Interests: virus entry into cells)
  • Andrew H. Miller, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Research Interests: Psychoimmunology)
  • Gary W. Miller, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (Research Interests: Parkinson's disease, neurotoxicology)
  • Kenneth H. Moberg, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: Developmental control of tissue growth in Drosophila by proliferation and apoptosis pathways)
  • Charles P. Moran, Jr., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology (Research Interests: Microbial genetics; gene expression during bacterial differentiation, RNA polymerase-promoter interactions)
  • Carlos Moreno, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pathology (Research Interests: Cancer genomics and bioinformatics)
  • Edward T. Morgan, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology (Research Interests: Hepatic gene regulation; cytochrome P-450; mechanisms of hormone action)
  • Rita Nahta, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology (Research Interests: breast cancer, endocrinology)
  • Gretchen Neigh, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Physiology (Research Interests: Psychoneuroendocrinology)
  • Andrew Neish, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research Interests: Innate and mucosal immunity relevant to infectious, idopathic, and developmental inflammatory disorders of the intestine.)
  • Lynne Nygaard, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: Speech perception and spoken language comprehension)
  • Ruth O'Regan, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology (Research Interests: Resistance and triple negative breast cancer)
  • Eric Ortlund, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry (Research Interests: Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Endocrinology)

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P - U

  • David C. Pallas, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry (Research Interests: Polyomavirus tumor antigen-associated proteins; regulation of cell-cycle control)
  • Marchelle Pardue, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology (Research Interests: Neurodegenerative disease, retinal disease and neuroprotective treatments)
  • Manú Platt, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Research Interests: Sickle cell disease; HIV and Cardiovascular disease; cancer metastasis)
  • Michael D. Powell, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Immunology (Research Interests: Molecular virology of HIV-1)
  • Maureen Powers, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology (Research Interests: Cell biology; Structure and function of the nuclear pore)
  • Mark R. Prausnitz, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Research Interests: microfabricated devices for drug delivery; ultrasound-mediated drug delivery; electroporation-mediated drug delivery; drug delivery to the eye; transfection of plant cells; magainin-mediated drug delivery)
  • S. Russ Price, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Renal Division (Research Interests: biochemical mechanisms of muscle atrophy)
  • Cassandra Quave, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology (Research Interests: Ethnopharmacology, antibacterial drug discovery, ethnobotany)
  • Philip Rather, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Research Interests: regulation of bacterial gene expression)
  • Renee Read, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology (Research Interests: developmental biology, cell biology, neurobiology)
  • Timothy Read, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics (Research Interests: genomics, microbiology, genetics)
  • Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. (Research Interests: clinical/basic research on fear and anxiety)
  • Winfield S. Sale, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Dept. of Cell Biology (Research Interests: Role of microtubules in cell motility, with emphasis on the mechanism and regulation of dynein ATPase)
  • Jessica Sales, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (Research Interests: STD/HIV prevention for adolescents and adolescent health)
  • Jeff Sands, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Renal Division (Research Interests: molecular physiology of urea transporters and water channels)
  • Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health (Research Interests: air pollution exposure assessment and epidemiology)
  • Todd Schlenke, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Host/pathogen interactions, genetics, evolution)
  • Dipali Sharma, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Hematology/Oncology (Research Interests: Breast cancer, drug resistance, obesity)
  • Stephanie Sherman, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics (Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology of complex human disorders including chromosome nondisjunction and Fragile X Syndrome.)
  • Hyunsuk Shim, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Research Interests: Molecular Imaging and Drug Discovery)
  • Guido Silvestri, M.D., Emory University, Yerkes Primate Research Center, Microbiology & Immunology Division; Department of Pathology (Research Interests: studies the pathogenesis of HIV infection and AIDS using the comparative non-human primate model of SIV infection in rhesus macaques and sooty mangabeys)
  • Yoland Smith, Ph.D., Emory University, Yerkes Primate Research Center (Research Interests: neurochemical changes that mediate cell death and abnormal motor behaviors in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's chorea)
  • Samuel Sober, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Neuroscience)
  • David S. Stephens, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine - Infectious Diseases (Research Interests: Genetic basis and regulation of bacterial virulence components)
  • Jeffrey Streelman, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and IBB, (Research Interests: Evolution, development, genetics and genomics)
  • Malú Tansey, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Physiology (Research Interests: Neuroscience, neurodegeneration inflammation and cytokines)
  • Yun Tao, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Biology (Research Interests: Evolutionary Genetics)

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V - Z

  • Viola Vaccarino, M.D., Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (Research Interests: Cardiovascular  epidemiology and prevention)
  • Erwin G. Van Meir, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery and Hematology/Oncology (Research Interests: Brain tumor biology and genetics, angiogenesis, p53, tumor suppressor, adenovirus)
  • Paula M. Vertino, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology (Research Interests: Cancer biology, Cancer epigenetics, gene regulation)
  • John Votaw, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Research Interests: imaging, PET, MRI, physiologic modeling, kinetic modeling)
  • David L. Walker, Ph.D., Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Department of Psychiatry (Research Interests: neural systems of fear and anxiety)
  • Elaine Walker, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: the precursors and neurodevelopmental aspects of psychopathology, especially schizophrenia. Ongoing research is concerned with brain development, hormones, and neuropsychological functions that may play a role in risk for and prevention of mental illness in young adulthood)
  • Lary C. Walker, Ph.D., Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Department of Neurology (Research Interests: Aging and Neurodegenerative disease)
  • Kim Wallen, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Psychology (Research Interests: Behavioral Neuroendocrinology of primates, cognition, development)
  • Ling Wei, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology (Research Interests: Stem cell and cell injury in cerebral ischemia; and the treatment of ischemic stroke)
  • David Weinshenker, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics (Research Interests: Norepinephrine signaling in genetically-engineered mice)
  • Thomas Wichmann, M.D., Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Department of Neurology (Research Interests: Physiology of the basal ganglia; pathophysiology of movement disorders; pharmacologic and surgical treatments of movement disorders)
  • Keith D. Wilkinson, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry (Research Interests: Mechanism and regulation of protein synthesis and degradation)
  • Mark E. Wilson, Ph.D., Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Division of Psychobiology (Research Interests: Neurobiology of puberty; neuroendocrine regulation of socio-sexual behavior)
  • Gina M. Wingood, Sc.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Science & Health Education (Research Interests: designing, implementing and evaluating HIV prevention programs for many subpopulations of women, including female adolescents, young adult women, and heterosexual couples)
  • Tracy Yandle, Ph.D., Emory College, Department of Environmental Sciences (Research Interests: Environmental Policy/Natural Resources Management)
  • Kathryn Yount, PhD, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Global Health (Research Interests: Women's and Children's Health: Social and Behavioral Research Methods)
  • C. Chris Yun, Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases (Research Interests: signal transduction)

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Teaching Faculty

This is the list of ‘Available Teaching Faculty’ at the Atlanta University Center complex of schools. Fellows are encouraged to contact potential teaching mentors listed on their own. Since not all faculty at the AUC are considered appropriate teaching mentors for this program, only those faculty on the list or those approved in writing by a member of the FIRST Executive Committee as well as the proposed mentor’s Chairman should be contacted by FIRST fellows. FIRST will also arrange for fellows to visit institutions as a group. By mid-February, fellows and mentors will submit a list of their top three choices and, based on those lists, the optimal fellow-mentor match will be made.

  • Godwin Ananaba, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Courses Taught: Molecular Cell Biology and Fundamentals of Genetics, which includes classical, molecular and population genetics)
  • Lawrence Blumer, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Science and Society-BIO 200G; Ecology-BIO 320; Ecology Laboratory-BIO 320L; Environmental Biology-BIO 497)
  • Dolores V. Bradley, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Psychology (Areas of interest include brain and behavior, sensation and perception and learning and memory and quantitative methods)
  • Karen Brakke, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Psychology (Courses Taught: General Psychology. Areas of Interest include animal behavior, developmental psychology, statistics and methodology, and language)
  • Marjorie Campbell, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Tina Chang, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Psychology (Teaching Interests: Research Methods, Statistics, Learning, Animal Behavior)
  • David B. Cooke, III, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Principles of Physiology; Principles of Physiology laboratory; Senior Seminar in Biology)
  • Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D., Spelman College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology; Musculoskeletal Physiology; Organismal Form and Function; and Mammalian Physiology)
  • J. K. Haynes, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Cell Biology; Biological Research I and II; Senior Seminar in Biology)
  • Valerie Haftel, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: General Biology and General Biology Laboratory for Science Majors; General Biology Lab-Honors) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Triscia Hendrickson, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: General Biology lecture and lab (freshman bio majors); Cell Biology lab (usually sophomore bio majors); Biological Research (usually junior and senior bio majors); Introduction to Research (usually sophomore science majors)) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Lisa Hibbard, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Chemistry (Courses Taught: CHE 111/112-General Chemistry I & II and CHE 345/346-Physical Chemistry I & II)
  • Cimona V. Hinton, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Courses Taught: Biochemistry)
  • Claude Hutto, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies and Physical Education, Morehouse College (Areas of Expertise: Kinesiology, Human Anatomy, Organization and Administration of Physical Education)
  • Duane Jackson, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Psychology (Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology and a Natural Science; Statistics II; Learning and Memory; Animal Behavior)
  • Kimberly Jackson, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Chemistry (Courses Taught: Biochemistry and Food Chemistry)
  • Nathan Jideama, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Courses Taught: Vertebrate Anatomy)
  • Ishrat Khan, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Chemistry (Courses Taught: Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Polymer Chemistry; Techniques in Polymer Chemistry)
  • Shafiq A. Khan, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Interests: Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • Brian Lawrence, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Chemistry (Courses Taught: Chemistry 111; Chemistry 112; Chemistry 231; and Chemistry 472)
  • Mark Lee, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: General Biology BIO 111; Biomolecules BIO 470; Senior Seminar BIO 485)
  • David Logan, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Courses Taught: Microbiology)
  • Peter MacLeish, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology (Courses Taught: Neurobiology at Morehouse College)
  • Mark Maloney, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Immunology; Bioinformatics; Parasitology; General Biology; Microbiology; Interdisciplinary Science Course)
  • Kai McCormack, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Psychology (Courses Taught: Statistics II, Brain and Behavior, and Research Methods) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Gene McGinnis, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Bio 112 General Biology II and Lab; Bio 485 Senior Seminar; Bio 372 Neurobiology)
  • Juana Mendenhall, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Chemistry (Courses Taught: General Chemistry) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Valerie Odero-Marah, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Teaching Interests: Genetics)
  • Chuma Okere, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences (Courses Taught: Human Physiology)
  • Aditi Pai, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Biology (Courses Taught: Ecology)
  • Alex Peister, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Biology (Areas of Expertise: Evaluation of stem cell sources for engineering 3D bone, fat, cartilage and muscle) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Shani Peterson, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Psychology (Courses Taught: Psychology 423: Health Psychology) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Joann Powell, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences. **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Lance Shipman Young, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Chemistry (Courses Taught: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry and Undergraduate Research and Independent Study) **Former FIRST Fellow
  • Albert N. Thompson, Jr., Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Chemistry, (Courses Taught: General Chemistry 111 & 112; General Chemistry Lab 111 & 112; Undergraduate Seminar in Chemistry 429)
  • Melvin Webb, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Department of Biological Sciences, (Courses Taught: General Biology for Majors; Invertebrate Zoology)
  • Leyte Winfield, Ph.D., Spelman College, Department of Chemistry, (Courses taught: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry. Research Interest: Drug design, molecular modeling, cancer drug design)
  • Sinead N. Younge, Ph.D., Morehouse College, Department of Psychology, (Courses Taught: Statistics and Health Psychology) **Former FIRST Fellow

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