Below is a list of the current mentors in the Iowa Sciences Academy that are mentoring our students. If interested in finding a mentor, please also see the list of Prospective Mentors below.



Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Benji Baran

Bengi Baran, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Melissa Bates

Associate Professor Health and Human Physiology
Mark Blumberg

Mark Blumberg, Ph.D.

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

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Azeez Butali, Ph.D.

Professor of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine
Martha Carvour

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

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
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Marcelo Correia, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology and Metabolism

Prospective Mentors

Tori Forbes

Tori Forbes, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Ted Abel

Ted Abel, Ph.D.

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

Research Team LSAMP
Professor, Counseling Psychology
Associate Dean for Research, College of Education
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Alexander Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics - Neurology
Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics
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Thomas Casavant, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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David Cwiertny, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination
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Sandra Daack-Hirsch, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Nursing
Executive Associate Dean, Nursing
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Martine Dunnwald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
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Jennifer Fiegel, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
John Freeman

John Freeman, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Stuit Faculty Fellow
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Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Co-Director, UI Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Stephanie Gilbertson-White

Stephanie Gilbertson-White, Ph.D.

Director, PhD Program, College of Nursing
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
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Charles Grose, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
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Bin Z. He, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology
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Daniel Hyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Medical Physics Residency Director
MR-Linac Technical Director
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Allison Jaynes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
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Dorit Kliemann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Mike Knudson, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor, Pathology
Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology
Co-Medical Director of the DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank and Donor Collections
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Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Ph.D.

Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Susan Lutgendorf

Susan Lutgendorf, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Co-Director, Behavioral and Biomedical Interface Training Program (T32)
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Peggy Nopoulos, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Professor, Department of Neurology
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Thaddeus Wadas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiology - Division of Nuclear Medicine
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Joshua Weiner, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology
Associate Dean for Research, CLAS