Our mission is comprised of four areas: research,
mentorship, community outreach and diversity in
research is focused on investigating the neurobiology of
aging. We take a multilevel approach combining
molecular, behavioral and electrophysiological methods.
In particular, we are interested in investigating how
oxidative stress affects cellular processes that
ultimately result in the alteration of physiological
processes underlying learning and memory.
consider mentorship of students as being an integral part of our
research program. We encourage students to explore different
projects, work independently, publish articles, and attend seminars,
local and national meetings where they can network with other
researchers and thus open a window of opportunities for graduate
school or postdoctoral positions.
are committed to educating K-12 teachers and students in our
community about opportunities found at the university.
Opportunities are provided for the teachers and students to
visit labs and learn about research.
We also believe that by providing resources to K-12 teachers
we can enhance the learning experience of the students and motivate
them to consider a research-associated career.
Diversity In Education
We believe that
diversity in education is an important component of our education.
We support a culturally diverse research environment and encourage
minority students to join us.
We believe that by embracing diversity we will be able to
fill the gap in the representation of women and ethnic minorities in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).