REU Mentors

These professors are available as mentors for REU students.
Ernesto Abel-Santos, Ph.D.

Bacillus Spore Germination and Applications for Controlling Anthrax Infections

Mentor: Ernesto Abel-Santos, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry, UNLV
Ernesto Abel-Santos, Ph.D.'s Website
C. diff Prevention
Nora Caberoy, Ph.D.

Retinal Degenerative Diseases

Mentor: Nora Caberoy, Ph.D.
Assisant Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Nora Caberoy, Ph.D.'s Website
New Faces: Nora Caberoy
Boo Shan Tseng, Ph.D.

Development of the Bacterial Biofilm

Mentor: Boo Shan Tseng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Boo Shan Tseng, Ph.D.'s Website
Research Gate
Mira Han, Ph.D.

Deleterious Effects of Indels Based on Evolutionary Constraint

Mentor: Mira Han, Ph.D.
Assisant Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Mira Han, Ph.D.'s Website
New Faces: Mira Han
Elisabeth Hausrath, Ph.D.

Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology

Mentor: Elisabeth Hausrath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, UNLV
Elisabeth Hausrath, Ph.D.'s Website
Key Ingredient for Life Abundant on Early Mars
Brian Hedlund, Ph.D.

Habitat and Genetic Diversity of Hot Springs Organisms

Mentor: Brian Hedlund, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Brian Hedlund, Ph.D.'s Website
Tengchong PIRE
Allen Gibbs, Ph.D.

Selection for Obese, Starvation Resistant Flies

Mentor: Allen Gibbs, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Allen Gibbs, Ph.D.'s Website
Science in Motion
Sean Neiswenter, Ph.D.

Biogeography of Silky Pocket Mice

Mentor: Sean Neiswenter, Ph.D.
Assisant Professor in Residence, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Sean Neiswenter, Ph.D.'s Website
Laurel Raftery, Ph.D.

Epistasis and Wing Morphology in Fruit Flies

Mentor: Laurel Raftery, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Laurel Raftery, Ph.D.'s Website
Welcome to the Raftery Lab
Eduardo Robleto, Ph.D.

Transcription Induced Mutagenesis in Bacteria

Mentor: Eduardo Robleto, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Eduardo Robleto, Ph.D.'s Website
UNLV Research on Genetic Mutations
Ai-Sun (Kelly) Tseng, Ph.D.

Gene Regulation of Regeneration in Xenopus tadpoles

Mentor: Ai-Sun (Kelly) Tseng, Ph.D.
Assisant Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Ai-Sun (Kelly) Tseng, Ph.D.'s Website
What tadpoles can teach humans about cell regeneration
Helen J. Wing, Ph.D.

Regulation of VirulenceGenes in Shigella flexneri

Mentor: Helen J. Wing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Helen J. Wing, Ph.D.'s Website
UNLV student comes to grandfather's rescue
Kurt Regner, Ph.D.

REU Site PI

Mentor: Kurt Regner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
Kurt Regner, Ph.D.'s Website
Email Dr. Regner
Holly Martin, M.S.

Mentor: Holly Martin, M.S.
REU Program Assistant
Holly Martin, M.S.'s Website
Email Ms. Martin