Faculty & Research

Iliana Alanis, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Email: iliana.alanis@utsa.edu

  • Instruction with Specializations in Multilingual Studies and Educational Psychology
  • Rights of Young Children to Develop Their Native Language and Cultural Identity
  • Sociocultural Examination of Pedagogical Practices in Early Childhood Dual Language Contexts

Alfonso Apicella, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: alfonso.apicella@utsa.edu

  • Neural basis for perception and behavior
  • Cortical Circuits
  • Optogenetics

https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/labs/AlfonsoApicella/

Maria Arreguin-Anderson, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Email: maria.arreguin@utsa.edu

  • Minority Student's Access to Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Bilingual Settings
  • Young Children's Translanguaging Practices
  • Critical Science Pedagogy
  • Intersections of Language and Social Justice

Lacy Barton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: lacy.barton@utsa.edu

  • Cell signaling and migration
  • Ovary and testis development
  • Primordial germ cell dynamics
  • Reproductive developmental biology

https://www.germline.dev/

Emily Bonner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Email: emily.bonner@utsa.edu

  • Equity and Access in Mathematics
  • Community-Based Mathematics
  • Teacher Professional Development in STEM

Eric Brey, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: eric.brey@utsa.edu

  • Tissue regeneration
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Vascularization

http://engineering.utsa.edu/biomedical/team/eric-brey/

Denver Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Email: denver.brown@utsa.edu

  • Exercise Psychology & Behavioral Medicine
  • Time Use Epidemiology
  • Physical Activity Determinants
  • Movement Behaviors and Health

 

Anthony Burgos-Robles, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: anthony.burgos-robles@utsa.edu

  • Cortical and Amygdala Circuits
  • Emotion
  • Learning and Memory
  • Motivation
  • Stress

Astrid E. Cardona, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, College of Sciences

Email: astrid.cardona@utsa.edu

  • Neuroinflammation and Mechanisms of Tissue Damage in Diabetic Retinopathy and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroprotective Approaches via Modulation of Innate Immune Function

https://stceid.utsa.edu/lab-Cardona/index.html

Melanie Carless, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: melanie.carless@utsa.edu

  • Cardiometabolic Risk
  • Epigenetics
  • Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Stem Cells

https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/MelanieCarless.html

 

Felicia Castro-Villareal, Ph.D., LSSP

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Email: felicia.castrovillarreal@utsa.edu

  • Multicultrual Assesment and Issues
  • Teacher Consultation
  • Mental Health in Schools

Kelly Cheever, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Email: kelly.cheever@utsa.edu

  • Long-term health outcomes associated with contact sport participation
  • Cervical spine injury following concussion
  • Sports-related concussion
  • Training load acclimatization and periodization to reduce musculoskeletal injury risk

https://hcap.utsa.edu/kinesiology/research/applied-biomechanics-research-lab.html

Guenevere (Qian) Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: guenevereqian.chen@utsa.edu

  • The Internet of Things Security
  • Healthcare Security
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Autonomic Computing and Self-Protection Systems

https://ceid.utsa.edu/gchen/research/

Tracy Cowden, DMA

Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music, Department Chair, Department of Music, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Email: tracy.cowden@utsa.edu

  • Music as therapy
  • Cognition and behavior
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • PTSD
  • Brain wellness and aging

http://music.utsa.edu/index.php/faculty_page/tracy-cowden

Thomas Coyle, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Health, Community and Policy

Email: thomas.coyle@utsa.edu

  • Mental Ability, Intelligence, & IQ
  • Brain Aging & Cerebral Health Markers
  • Academic Aptitude Test (SAT and ACT)

Kathy Ewoldt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Email: kathy.ewoldt@utsa.edu

  • Internventions and Accomodations to Maximize Learning in Inclusive Settings
  • Integration and Implementation of Technology in Inclusion Classrooms
  • Service Animal Policy

Chantal Fahmy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Health, Community and Policy

Email: chantal.fahmy@utsa.edu

  • Health criminology
  • Prison reentry
  • Incarceration and public health
  • Social support
  • Institutional corrections

Amanda Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences

Email: amanda.fernandez@utsa.edu

  • Adversarial Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning

Thomas Forsthuber, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department, College of Sciences, Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Biotechnology

Email: Thomas.Forsthuber@utsa.edu

  • Mechanisms Promoting Autoimmune Diseases
  • Translational Research That Can Be Directly Applied

https://www.utsa.edu/stceid/labs/ThomasForsthuber/

Doug E. Frantz, Ph.D.

Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Professor, Chemistry Department, College of Sciences

Email: doug.frantz@utsa.edu

  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Heterocyclic Synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry

https://chemistry.utsa.edu/frantzlab/

Truman Gamblin, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: Truman.Gamblin@utsa.edu

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Protein Misfolding and Aggregation

Gary Gaufo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: gary.gaufo@utsa.edu

  • Molecular and Cellular Approaches in Neural Development
  • Developmentla Patterning in Vertebrate Embryos
  • Neaural Plasticity
  • Regenerative Medicine

http://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/GaryGaufo.html

 

Ed Golob, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology, College for Health, Community, and Policy

Email: edward.golob@utsa.edu

  • Spatial Cognition
  • Attention and Working Memory
  • Perception and Action
  • Age-related Neurological Disorders

http://www.golobcogneurolab.org/ 

 

Marzieh Hajiaghamemar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: marzieh.memar@utsa.edu

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomarkers
  • Translational Knowledge for Preclinical and Clinical Applications

https://engineering.utsa.edu/biomedical/team/marzieh-hajiaghamemar-memar-ph-d-p-e/

Willie Hale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Email: willie.hale@utsa.edu

  • Interpersonal Perception
  • Belongingness & Authenticity
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Personalized Medicine

Brian P. Hermann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: brian.hermann@utsa.edu

  • Male Infertility and Fertility Preservation
  • Single-Cell Gene Expression
  • Spermatogonial Stem Cells

https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/labs/BrianHermann/

Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences, Semmes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cell Biology, Director, UTSA Brain Health Consortium

Email: jenny.hsieh@utsa.edu

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurogenesis
  • Stem Cells

https://hsiehlab.org/

Chia (George) Hsu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Email: chia.hsu@utsa.edu

  • Molecular mechanisms of immunity and inflammation
  • Programmed cell death pathways in neurological diseases and injuries
  • Small molecule pharmacology
  • Exercise as it relates to 'Immune Fitness' in performance

https://hcap.utsa.edu/kinesiology/research/immune-fitness-lab.html

David Jaffe, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: david.jaffe@utsa.edu

  • Epilepsy
  • Hippocampal Function and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Synaptic and Axonal Signal Integration

Crystal Kalinec-Craig, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Email: crystal.kalinec-craig@utsa.edu

  • Supporting Teacher's to Recognize Children's Mathematical Resources
  • Incorporating Group Worthy Tasks that Leverage Children's Funds of Knowledge

Marie Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., BCBA, LBAh

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Email: marie.kirkpatrick@utsa.edu

  • Using Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools to Support Children with Autism and Other Develpometnal Disabilities
  • Techonolgy to Deliver Behavior Analytic Interventions to Teach New Skills
  • Coaching and Training Teachers to Implement Evidence-Based Practices

Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Ph.D.

Professor, Robert F McDermott Endowed Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Director of AI Consortium

Email: dhireesha.kudithipudi@utsa.edu

  • AI Algorithms
  • Emerging Computing Substrates
  • Energy Efficient Machine Learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Neuromorphic AI Systems and Architectures
  • Spiking and Rate Based Models

https://www.nuailab.com/

Richard LeBaron, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: Richard.Lebaron@utsa.edu

  • Cell Adhesion; Cell Biology
  • Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint
  • Eextracellular Matrix Molecules in Cancers and in Diabetes Complications
  • Regenerative Medicine; Tissue Regeneration

Hyoung-gon Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, John H. Doran, M.D., F.A.C.P., Distinguished Professorship in Peripheral Neuropathy, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: hyoung-gon.lee@utsa.edu

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Impacts of PTSD and TBI on Neuronal health

 

Soo Chan Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, College of Sciences

Email: soochan.lee@utsa.edu

  • Fungal Morphogenesis
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Medical Mycology
  • Mucormycosis
  • Mycobiome

https://stceid.utsa.edu/lab-Lee/

Itamar Lerner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College for Health, Community, and Policy

Email: itamar.lerner@utsa.edu

  • Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience of Memory & Learning
  • Sleep Effects on Cognition & Emotion
  • Brain Mechanisms Behind Creativity and Semantic Memory in Healthy and Schizophrenic Individiuals

http://www.itamarl.com/

Chin-Hsing (Annie) Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: annie.lin@utsa.edu

  • Functional Genomics
  • Stem Cell and Cancer Biology

Aimin Liu, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry

Email: aimin.liu@utsa.edu

  • Cofactor Biosynthesis
  • Mechanistic Enzymology
  • Metabolism
  • Oxygen Activation
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Redox Regulation

http://feradical.utsa.edu/

Stella Lopez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Health, Community and Policy

Email: stella.lopez@utsa.edu

  • Person Perception
  • Dynamics of Online Social Interactions
  • Performance Success and Failure
  • Research Methodologies
  • Self-Efficacy, Need to Belong, and Coping Strategies 

 

Jose Lopez-Ribot, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, College of Sciences and Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences, Margaret Batts Tobin Distinguished Chair in Biotechnology

Email: Jose.LopezRibot@utsa.edu

  • Antifungal Drug Development
  • High Throughput Screening
  • Immunopathogenesis of Fungal Infections
  • Medical Mycology
  • Microbial Biofilms

https://www.utsa.edu/stceid/labs/JoseLopezRibot/

Hannah Macnaul, Ph.D., LSSP

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Email: hannah.macnaul@utsa.edu

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Assessment and Treatment of Sever Problem Behavior with ASD
  • Developing Non-Obtrusive Interventions Based on Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Multidiscinplinary Training and Collaboration for Higher Education Students

Lindsey Macpherson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: lindsey.macpherson@utsa.edu

  • Circuit Mapping
  • Functional Imaging Techniques
  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Gut-Brain Connections
  • Chemosensation of Taste

https://www.macphersonlab.org/

Marcelo Marucho, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Sciences

Email: marcelo.marucho@utsa.edu

  • Computational and Theoretical Biophysics
  • Computational and Theoretical Nanomaterials
  • Computational and Theoretical Neurophysics
  • Scientific Software Developer
  • Biophysical Mechansisms of Electrical Signals Along Cytoskeleton Filaments
  • Role of Monomet Mutations in Protein Binding, Polymer Stability, and Information Processing

John R. McCarrey, Ph.D.

Professor, Kleberg Distinguished University Chair in Cellular & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: john.mccarrey@utsa.edu

  • Epigenetic Regulation of Cell Functions
  • Mammalian Germ Cells and Stem Cells
  • Transcriptome Analysis
  • Epigenetic Reprogramming, Epimutations
  • Potentials for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/McCarreylab/

Stanton McHardy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Research, Chemistry Department, College of Sciences

Email: stanton.mchardy@utsa.edu

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Small Molecule Drug Discovery in Cancer, Infectious Disease, and Neuroscience
  • Synthesis of Natural Products
  • Synthetic Methodology

http://www.utcidd.org/

Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Psychology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Email: sandra.morissette@utsa.edu

  • Military Health
  • Post-Deployment Functional Recovery
  • Trauma, Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Christopher Navara, Ph.D.

Director Stem Cell Core, Associate Professor of Research, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: christopher.navara@utsa.edu

  • Cell Cycle Regulation in Stem Cells
  • Human and Non-Human Primate Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • Neuronal Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • Non-Human Primate Models of Stem Cell Therapie

Leslie Neely, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, Director of the San Antonio Applied Behavior Analysis Research Consortium

Email: leslie.neely@utsa.edu

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Autism
  • Maladatpive and Pro-Social Behaviors
  • Pre-emptive Treatment for At Risk Infants and Toddlers for Autism
  • Telehealth 

https://www.abautsa.com/

Jessica Nowlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Classics, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Email: jessica.nowlin@utsa.edu

  • Urban Development
  • Culture Contact
  • Public Archaeolgy and Ethics
  • Digital Techniques of 3D Modeling

Se-Woong Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, College for Health, Community and Policy

Email: sewoong.park@utsa.edu

  • Upper limb motor control
  • Movement variability in motor learning
  • Sensorimotor behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorder

https://hcap.utsa.edu/kinesiology/research/park-lab.html

George Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology, Department of Biology, College of Sciences

Email: george.perry@utsa.edu

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Mechanism of Amyloid β Directed Protective Response

https://https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/labs/GeorgePerry/

Priya V. Prasad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Sciences

Email: priya.prasad@utsa.edu

  • Mathematics Education (Elementary to College)
  • Nature and Structure of Mathematical Knowledge
  • Equitable Outcomes in Math Education

John Quarles, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences

Email: john.quarles@utsa.edu

  • Game Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Realities

https://sites.google.com/view/savelab/home

Amina Qutub, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: amina.qutub@utsa.edu

  • Systems Biology
  • Neurovasculature Regeneration
  • Computational Modeling

https://www.qutublab.org/

Paul Rad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, College of Business

Email: peyman.najafirad@utsa.edu

  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Decision Making and Autonomy
  • Machine Learning Algorithm
  • Distributed Real-Time Computing

Christopher R. Rathbone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: chris.rathbone@utsa.edu

  • Tissue Engineering and Regeneration
  • Vascularization
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Bioreactor Technology Applications
  • Skeletal Muscle Injuries and Disease

Robert D. Renthal, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: robert.renthal@utsa.edu

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics of Cell Membranes
  • Insect Chemical Communication
  • Lanthanide Tags in Live Bacterial Cells

https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/labs/RobertRenthal/

Derek Robertson, Ph.D. , LPC-S

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, College of Education and Human Development

Email: derek.robertson2@utsa.edu

  • Examining Relational Strains and Discrimination Resulting from Exposure to Social Media and Unvetted News Sources
  • Promoting Cognitive Complexity and Cultural Humility Through Cultural Immersion Experiences
  • Best Practices in Bilingual Counselor Education

Gabriela Romero Uribe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: gabrielaromero.uribe@utsa.edu

  • Macromolecular Bio-Interfaces for cell manipulation
  • Biologically inspired drug delivery systems
  • Soft biomedical materials
  • Stimuli-responsive macromolecules

https://engineering.utsa.edu/guribe/

Kay Robbins, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences

Email: kay.robbins@utsa.edu

  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Data Standards and Reproduciblity
  • Visualization

http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~krobbins/

Fidel Santamaria, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: fidel.santamaria@utsa.edu

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Experiments and Modeling of Cerebellar Function
  • Learning and Memory
  • Modeling Power-Law Behavior from Molecules to Behavior

http://utsa.edu/SantamariaLab

Francesco Savelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: francesco.savelli@utsa.edu

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neural Basis of Navigation
  • Neural Circuits and Behavior
  • Neurophysiology and Function of the Hippocampal Formation

Morteza Seidi, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: morteza.seidi@utsa.edu

  • Brain Biomechanics
  • Brain Injury Monitoring Sytems
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Brain Injury Protections Technology

https://ceid.utsa.edu/mechanical/team/morteza-seidi-ph-d/

 

Janakiram Seshu, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, College of Sciences

Email: j.seshu@utsa.edu

  • Lyme Disease
  • Q-fever
  • Bacteria-Host Interactions
  • Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria and Physiological Responses in Wound Healing

https://stceid.utsa.edu/lab-Seshu

Marina Silveira, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: Marina.Silveira@utsa.edu

  • Auditory neuroscience
  • Neuromodulation of auditory computations
  • Neuronal circuits

https://www.silveiralab.org/

Alexey Soshnev, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: alexey.soshnev@utsa.edu

  • Chromatin structure and function
  • Gene regulation in development and disease
  • Histone biology and biochemistry

https://www.chromatin.bio/

Jeremy Sullivan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

Email: jeremy.sullivan@utsa.edu

  • Informed Decesion Making in School Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment, Measurement, and Professional Issues
  • Academic and Psychosocial Outcomes

Gongchen Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: gongchen.sun@utsa.edu

  • Electokinetics
  • Micro/Nanofluidic Systems
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Systems Neuroscience

Todd W. Troyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: todd.troyer@utsa.edu

  • Behavioral and Neural Dynamics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Noise and Synchronization in Neural Circuits
  • Songbird Learning

http://utsa.edu/troyerlab/

Syed Muhammad Usama, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, College of Sciences

Email: syedmuhammad.usama@utsa.edu

  • Fluorescence Molecular Imaging
  • Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Small Organic Fluorophore Development
  • Super Resolution Imaging
  • Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Theranostics
  • Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Research

https://usamaresearchgroup.wordpress.com/

Jeffrey Vedanayagam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: Jeffrey.Vedanayagam@utsa.edu

  • Biological data analysis/Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary/Comparative genomics
  • Genetic conflicts and meiotic drive
  • Selfish genes and evolution of germline development

https://www.anti-sense.org/

Victor Villareal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Email: victor.villarreal@utsa.edu

  • Evaluations on How Models of School Service Delivery May Better Benefit Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Adapting Typical Practices for Educational and Psychological Interventions
  • Identifying Students with the Greatest Need for Behavioral and Emotional Supports and Intervention

Carolina Vivas-Valencia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, College of Engineering

Email: carolina.vivasvalencia@utsa.edu

  • Data Analytics for Precision Population Health
  • Semi-Mechanistic Models on Health Risks of Vulnerable Populations
  • Impact of Genetic and Social Determinants on Care Access and Health Outcomes

https://heallaboratory.com/

Matthew Wanat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: matthew.wanat@utsa.edu

  • Drug Addiction
  • Learning and Memory
  • Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior
  • Stress

https://www.wanatlab.org/

Wei Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences

Email: wei.wang@utsa.edu

  • Programming Languages and Compilers
  • Runtime Environments
  • Software Reliability and Security

https://wwang.github.io/

Nicole Y. Wicha, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences

Email: nicole.wicha@utsa.edu

  • Human Electrophysiology
  • Language and Math Cognition
  • Neurobiology of Human Language
  • Bilingual Brain

https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/labs/NicoleWicha/

Charles J. Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, College of Sciences, Ewing Halsell Distinguished Chair in Biology

Email: charles.wilson@utsa.edu

  • Brain Stimulation as a Treatment for Neurological Disease
  • Computational Function of Neuron
  • Ionic Mechanisms of Autonomous Brain Activity
  • Structure and Functions of the Basal Ganglia
  • Synaptic Integration and Neuronal Information Processing

https://marlin.life.utsa.edu/index.html

Jing Yong Ye, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

Email: jingyong.ye@utsa.edu

  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Controlled Drug Delivery
  • Drug Toxicity Assays and Pharmaceutical Quality Control
  • Neuroengineering
  • Optical Biosensing and Imaging

https://engineering.utsa.edu/jyye/

Timothy Yuen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Sciences

Email: timothy.yuen@utsa.edu

  • Broadening Diversity and Improving Student Success
  • Developing Initiatives to Increase Student Participation
  • Collaborative Research

Guoquan Zhang, DVM, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, College of Sciences

Email: Guoquan.Zhang@utsa.edu

  • Immunology
  • Vaccine Development
  • Vector-Borne, Emerging, and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
  • Bacterial Pathogens

https://stceid.utsa.edu/lab-Zhang