Rice Undergraduate Research Mentors List

Rice Undergraduate Research Mentors listing has information about faculty and research fellows at Rice University and beyond who have mentored Rice undergraduates. For students who presented a mentored project at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, projects titles are listed so that you can see the types of projects undergraduates complete with these mentors. Mentor listings do not indicate a current opening for undergraduate researchers; please inquire about availability.

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Erez Aiden

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine

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Alessandro Alabastri

Assistant Professor

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Andrea Ballestero

Associate Professor and Director of Ethnography Studio

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Gang Bao

Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering, Professor of Chemistry, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation

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Tatiana Barichello

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Bonnie Bartel

Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biosciences

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Margaret Beier


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Matthew Bennett

Associate Professor

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George Bennett

E. Dell Butcher Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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Trevor Bibler

Assistant Professor

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Sibani Biswal

William M. McCardell Professor, Associate Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby

Cullen Professor of Medical Ethics, Center Associate Director

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Matthew Brake

Assistant Professor

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Mitchell Brun

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD candidate at Rice University

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Jennifer Bryan

Assistant Professor

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Alex Butler

Professor of Finance

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Shuo-Hsiu Chang

Assistant Professor, Scientist, TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurorecovery Research Center

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James Chappell

Assistant Professor

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Sergio Chavez

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor

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Rui Chen


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Jeannie Chin

Associate Professor

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Dalnim Cho

Department of Health Disparities Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences

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Raymond Cho


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Niki Clements

Watt J. and Lilly G. Jackson Assistant Professor of Religion, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Department of Religion

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Adrienne Correa

Assistant Professor

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Pengcheng Dai


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Carla Danussi

Ph.D, Research Scientist

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Richard De La Garza II

Professor and Director of Research

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Michael Diehl

Associate Professor of Bioengineering & Chemistry, Director of Bioengineering Graduate Studies

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Daniel Domingues da Silva

Associate Professor

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Amy Dunham

Associate Professor

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Guillaume Duret

Research Scientist

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Scott Egan

Assistant Professor

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Sarah Elsea


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Mary Farach-Carson

Professor; Director of Clinical & Translational Research

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Jonathan Findley

Assistant Professor, Director, Medical Student Education

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Simon Fischer-Baum

Assistant Professor

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Jeff Fleisher

Professor and Chair

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Frank Geurts


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Fathi Ghorbel

Professor, Bioengineering

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Jane Grande-Allen

Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering

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David Grosshans

Associate Professor

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Ozge Gurcanli

Senior Lecturer

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Michael Gustin


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Naomi Halas


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Keith Hamm

Edwards Professor of Political Science

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Jeffrey Hartgerink

Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering; Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

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Mikki Hebl

Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology

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Irving Herman

Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor and Chair of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department

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C. Fred Higgs III

John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Kendal Hirschi


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Jimmy Holder

Assistant Professor

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Molly Horstman

Assistant Professor

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Jason Huse

Principal Investigator; Associate Professor, Pathology

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Michael Jaung

Assistant Professor

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Shane Jenks

Assistant Professor

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Mark Jones

Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies

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Laura Kabiri

Sports Medicine Lecturer

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Caleb Kemere

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

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Suzanne Kemmer

Associate Professor

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Natasha Kirienko

Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

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Tiemo Klisch

Assistant Professor

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Eugene Koay

Associate Professor, Co-director of Gastrointestinal (GI) Radiation Oncology for the MD Anderson Cancer Network

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Yoshihiro Komatsu

Assistant Professor

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Yoshihiro Komatsu

Assistant Professor

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Robert Krencik

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Academic Institute Assistant Member, Research Institute

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Dung-Fang Lee

Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar, Cancer Prevention Research Institute Of Texas

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Tae Jin Lee

Assistant Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department Of Neurosurgery, UTHealth Medical School

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Chase Lesane-Brown

Lecturer of Psychological Sciences, School of Social Sciences

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Lan Li

Assistant Professor

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Nuo Li

Assistant Professor

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Meng Li

Noah Harding Assistant Professor

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Edison Liang


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Yingyan Lin

Assistant Professor

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Job Lopez

Assistant Professor

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Kimberly Lopez

Associate Director, Community Engagement

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Jorge Loyo

NEWT Associate Director of Education, Rice University at NEWT Engineering Research Center

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George Lu

Assistant Professor

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Emily Mace

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Immunology (in Pediatrics)

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Mirjana Maletic-Savatic

Assistant Professor

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Caroline Masiello

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, and Biosciences

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Kirsten Matthews

Fellow in Science and Technology Policy

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Kevin McHugh

Assistant Professor

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Caroline McNeil

Lecturer of Chemistry; Assistant Chair of Undergraduate Laboratories

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Javier Medina

Associate Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

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Antonios Mikos

Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering; Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry

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Rachel Miller

Assistant Professor

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Jordan Miller

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

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Tom Miller

Associate Professor

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Aditya Mohite

Associate Professor

Sudip Mukherjee

Postoctoral Associate, Veiseh Lab, Bioengineering

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Florian Muller

Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Systems Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging

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John Mulligan

Lecturer, Humanities Computing Researcher/Facilitator, Center for Research Computing

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Guru Naik

Assistant Professor

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Sara Nizzero

Graduate Student (former), Link Lab

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Ronan O'Connell

PhD student, Bioengineering, Bashor Lab

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Bert O'Malley

Chancellor, Molecular & Cell Biology, Associate Director of Basic Research, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Kirsten Ostherr

Gladys Louise Professor of English | Chair, English Department | Director of Medical Humanities | Director, Medical Futures Lab | Adjunct Professor, The UT School of Public Health, Division of Health & Behavioral Sciences

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Fred Oswald


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Guido Pagano

Assistant Professor

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Robin Parihar

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine Research Member, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Member, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine

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Sandy Parsons

Associate Teaching Professor

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Matteo Pasquali

A. J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Professor of Chemistry and MSNE

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Sai Paul

Graduate Student, Richards-Kortum Lab

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George Phillips

Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Professor of Chemistry

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Frank Placencia

Assistant Professor

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Jeroen Pollet

Assistant Professor

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Sara Polo


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Jim Pomerantz


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Han Pu


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David Ress

Associate Professor

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Anna Rhodes

Assistant Professor

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Christophe Ribelayga

Associate Professor And Bernice Weingarten Chair In Ophthalmology, Ruiz Department Of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

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Brian Riedel

Associate director, CSWGS Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Pete Roma

Senior Scientist and Director, Behavioral Health & Performance Laboratory

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Cliona Rooney

Professor, Thomas J. Rosenbalm, M.D., Presidential Endowed Chair

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Volker Rudolf


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Sonia Ryang

T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies

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Julia Saltz

Assistant Professor

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Deepthi Sanagase

Laboratory Manager

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Andrew Schaefer

Noah Harding Chair and Professor, Comp & Applied Mathematics; Professor, Computer Science

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Ryan Schloesser

Program Manager for Fisheries Ecology & Enhancement

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Sayuri Shimizu

Professor; Dunlevie Family Chair; Research Areas: US and the World, History of Modern International Relations, International Political Economy, Pacific World, Global History of Sports

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Kristen Siebach

Assistant Professor

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Evan Siemann


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Joff Silberg


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Ray Simar

Professor in the Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Chelsey Smith

Graduate Student, Richards-Kortum lab

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Scott Solomon

Associate Teaching Professor

Sirena Soriano

Baylor College of Medicine

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Francois St-Pierre

Assistant Professor

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Lauren Stadler

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Robert Stein

Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science

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Clinton Stewart

Member, St. Jude Faculty

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Charles Stewart


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Richard Stoll


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Junghae Suh


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Jeffrey Tabor

Associate Professor

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Jasper Tan

Electrical Engineering PhD student

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Collin Thomas

Faculty Lecturer

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Alyse Thomas

Postdoctoral Fellow, Nuo Li lab

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Qiang Tong

Associate Professor

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Paul Treacy

Lecturer, Research Associate

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Chris Tunnell

Assistant Professor

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Rosa Uribe

Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Biosciences

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Robert Vajtai

Research Professor

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Rafael Verduzco


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Tiphanie Vogel

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Rheumatology

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Daniel Wagner

Associate Professor, Biosciences

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Yongxing Wang

Research Scientist

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Aryeh Warmflash

Assistant Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Biosciences

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Trent Watkins

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

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Lora Wildenthal

John Antony Weir Professor; Research Areas: Modern Germany, European women and gender, Human rights, Modern colonialism

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Michael Wong


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Gary Woods

Distinguished Professor in the Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Han Xiao

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biosciences

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Vicky Yao

Assistant Professor

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Jeffrey Yau

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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Nicolas Yong

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Damian Young

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Pathology