Hampton University URISE Program - Mentors

Luisel Ricks-Santi

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor & Director
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences & Cancer Research Center
Research Interests: Cancer Genomics, Cancer Disparities, Genetic Epidemiology, Clinical-Translational Sciences


Oluwatoyin Asojo

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Chemistry
Research Interests: Crystallography, Chemistry of Life Processes


Michelle Waddell

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Interests: Synthesis of Natural Product Analogs


Jermel Watkins

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Mitochondrial / Nuclear Communication, Cellular Differentiation, and Oxidative Stress


Neelam Azad

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor and Chair
Primary Department or Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Interests: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Lung Cancer and Fibrosis


Joanne Chan

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Vascular Signaling Pathways Using Zebrafish Models


Kermit Crawford

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Psychology
Research Interests: Multicultural Behavioral Health Disaster Response, Trauma and Culturally-Informed Practices


Jerald Dumas

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Chemical Engineering
Research Interests: Biomaterials, Bone Tissue Engineering, Cancer Detection


Isi Ero-Tolliver

Degrees: PhD, MS
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Science Education, Extracellular Matrix Science


Herman Fennell

Degrees: PhD, MS
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Tyrosine Kinase Receptors and Breast Cancer


Anand Iyer

Degrees: PhD, MS
Rank: Professor and Dean
Primary Department or Program: Pharmacy
Research Interests: Cancer Pharmacology, Proteiomics, Lipidomics


Yogesh Kulkarni

Degrees: PhD, MS
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Interests: Proteiomics, Lipidomics of Breast and Prostate Cancer


Carolina Lewallen

Degrees: PhD, MS
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Population Genetics, Molecular Ecology, Evolutionary Biology


Eric Lewallen

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Cell Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Molecular Ecology


Indu Sharma

Degrees: PhD, MS
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Microbiology, Immunology, Biological Techniques


Candice Wallace

Degrees: PhD
Rank: Associate Professor
Primary Department or Program: Psychology
Research Interests: Social Psychology


Juan Yakisich

Degrees: MD, PhD
Rank: Assistant Professor
Primary Department or Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Interests: Cancer Stem Cells, Chemotherapy, Cell & Molecular Biology






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