UTSA COS Summer Research Experience
Mentors and Research

There will not be a COS Summer Research Experience until further notice


Dr. Bernard Arulanandam

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Mucosal Immunity

Dr. Astrid Cardona

Chemokines and Neuroinflammation

Dr. Jurgen Engelberth

The Physiological and Biochemical Characterization of the Pathway Leading to the Production of Jasmonic Acid

Dr. Thomas Forsthuber

Biomarker Discovery in Glucocorticoid Resistance in EAE

Dr. Brian Hermann

Spermatogonial Stem Cells

Dr. Chiung-Yu Hung

Mechanisms of Fungal Virulence and Vaccine Development against Fungal Infections

Dr. Karl Klose

Bacterial Pathogenesis

Dr. Richard LeBaron

Understanding the Two Faces of the Human BIGH3 Protein: BIGH3 Roles in Diabetes and Cancer

Dr. Annie Lin

Cell Fate in Brain

Dr. Robert Renthal

Insect Sensory Reception
Bacterial Cytoplasmic Protein Complexes

Dr. Fidel Santamaria

How Complex Neuronal Structure Affects Function

Dr. Janakiram Seshu

Lyme Disease
Q Fever

Dr. Todd Troyer

Behavioral Analysis and Computational Modeling of Vocal Development in Songbirds

Dr. Charles Wilson

Circuitry and Neurons of the Basal Ganglia


Dr. Stephan Bach

Development of Matrix Compounds to be Used for Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI)

Dr. Doug Frantz

Application and Development of New Synthetic Methodology

Dr. Waldemar Gorski

Functional Electrode Layers, Electrochemical Biosensors, and Inorganic Electrocatalysts

Dr. Hyunsoo Han

"Green" Chiral Bifunctional Reagents

Dr. Donald Kurtz, Jr.

Bacterial and Archaeal Non-Heme Iron Enzymes

Dr. Oleg Larionov

Methodology and Complex Molecule Synthesis

Dr. John Zhao

Development of Novel Asymmetric Synthetic Methods

Computer Science

Dr. Kay Robbins

Developing Tools and Techniques for Understanding the Brain and Body at Work


Dr. Lorenzo Brancaleon

Dye-mediated, Light-Induced Functional Control in Globular Proteins

Dr. Liao Chen

Probing the Inner Workings of Proteins in Silico

Dr. Kelly Nash

Nanoparticles as Remote Light Converters for Biomedical Applications

Dr. Dhiraj Sardar

Synthesis and Characterization of New Nanoparticles
Testing Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging and Therapy


Dr. Michael Baumann

Affective Influences on Group Decision Making
Individual Differences and Impression Formation

Dr. Deborah Mangold

An Epigenetic Biomarker for Individuals with Early Childhood Trauma and Depression

Dr. Augustine Osman

The Trauma Probability Response Inventory: Development and Psychometric Properties
Multidimensional Shame-Related Response Inventory: Construction and Psychometric Properties