Faculty Mentored Research

Undergraduate research fosters deep learning as students engage collaboratively under the guidance of a faculty mentor to create and solve a research problem. See our faculty mentors below. The IN LSAMP program fund a undergraduate research projects during the summer. These eight week projects build students knowledge of research and develop presentation skills. In the fall, students attend conferences and present their research at poster sessions. Students are encouraged to collaborte across LSAMP alliances and the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence to share their research findings. Students also participate in the IN LSAMP Annual Conference and IUSB Undergraduate Research Conference.

Thomas Clark
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Research area: Comparative physiology, entomology, and insect physiology.
Peter Connor
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Research area: Mathematical Sciences. Summer Research Mentor for Imani Poua.
Hossein Hakimzadeh
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Research area: database management systems and software engineering. Summer Research Mentor for Giovana Gorski.
Jerry Hinnefeld
Professor, Department of Physics
Research area: Experimental nuclear physics with interests in reactions with radioactive beams and with astrophysical implications.
Deborah Marr
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Research area: Plant disease ecology and evolution, and community ecology.
Matthew Marmorino
Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry
Research area: Mathematical methods to calculate error bars (upper and lower bounds) to physical properties of atomic and molecular systems. Summer Research Mentor for Christian Moreno.
Dr. Grace Muna
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research area: Electroanalysis and Chromatography. 
Dr. Shahir Rizk
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research area: Protein engineering.
Andrew Schnabel
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Research area: Plant ecology and evolution.