People

Lori Adams

Lori Adams, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Director, Iowa Sciences Academy
Co-PI, UI-MARC; Co-PI, UI-LSAMP
Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Biology
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Tori Forbes

Tori Forbes, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Co-PI, UI-MARC
Professor, Department of Chemistry
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Vincent Rodgers

Vincent G.J. Rodgers, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Co-PI, UI-LSAMP
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Brinda Shetty

Brinda Shetty

Title/Position
Associate Director, Iowa Sciences Academy
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Ted Abel

Ted Abel, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute
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Saba Rasheed Ali, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Research Team LSAMP
Professor, Counseling Psychology
Associate Dean for Research, College of Education
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Mirra Anson, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Senior Director, Academic Support and Retention, University College
Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Elsy Barahona

Elsy Barahona

Title/Position
Science Alliance Intern (2022-2023)
Program Year
2022
Benji Baran

Bengi Baran, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Elizabeth Barroso

Elizabeth Barroso

Title/Position
Science Alliance Intern (2022-2023)
Program Year
2022
Mentor
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Alexander Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor of Pediatrics - Neurology
Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics
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Melissa Bates

Title/Position
Associate Professor Health and Human Physiology
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Andrew Beckett, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Dean, University College
Nick Benson

Nick Benson, JD

Title/Position
Director, Office of Community Engagement
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Josie Bliss

Title/Position
IBA Scholar 2021-Present
Program Year
2020
Mark Blumberg

Mark Blumberg, Ph.D.

Title/Position
F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Terry Braun, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Gordon Buchanan

Gordon Buchanan, M.D., Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Neurology
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Azeez Butali, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine
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Emily Buys

Title/Position
Marketing and Events Planner
Amanda Caraballo

Amanda Caraballo

Title/Position
IBA Scholar - 2021 to Present
2020-21 Science Alliance Intern
Program Year
2020
Daniel Carson

Daniel Carson

Title/Position
IBA Scholar - 2021 to Present
Program Year
2021
Martha Carvour

Martha Carvour, M.D., Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
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Thomas Casavant, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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Johanna Castillo Aguirre

Johanna Castillo Aguirre

Title/Position
UI-LSAMP Intern
Program Year
2021
Mentor
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Chi-Lien Cheng, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor, Department of Biology
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Catherine Cherwin

Catherine Cherwin, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor, Nursing
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Kiley Christopher

Kiley Christopher

Title/Position
Science Alliance Intern (2022-2023)
Program Year
2022
Mentor
Halin Chung

Halin Chung

Title/Position
Graduate Research Assistant, LSAMP Research Team
I'm a third-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program. I have joined the IBA as a graduate student staff since Fall 2020 while continuing my research on underserved students' career development for LSAMP. I love working with students, which means that you are always welcome to reach out to me if you need any support!