Mentors 

Fresno State

UC Merced

Program Director

Program Director

Bridges Team

 Bridges Team

Bridges Mentors

  • Dr. Laurent Dejean, Chemistry
    • Apoptosis
    • Mechanisms of mitochondrial proteins
  • Dr. Joy Goto, Chemistry
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS-PDC): Proteomic, electrophysiological and behavioral approach
    • Interaction of specific proteins involved in the abnormal proteolytic processing in Alzheimer's disease
    • Oxidative stress and transition metal ion homeostasis investigations in fruit flies as a model of aging
  • Dr. David Lent, Biology
    • Neuroethology and neurobiology
    • Adaptive behaviors and neural plasticity
    • Insect cognition
    • Behavior and neural mechanisms underlying spatial processing, learning and memory, and navigation
  • Dr. Ulrike Muller, Biology
    • Biomechanics of animal locomotion
    • Fish swimming, animal flight, biofluid mechanics
    • Ontogenetic development of locomotion
    • Biochemical implications of ontogenetic development and niche shifts in aquatic organisms
    • Science communication
  • Dr. Jason Bush, Biology
    • Cell biology
    • Cancer biology
    • Genetics
    • Molecular biology
    • Biomedical research
  • Dr. Mamta Rawat, Biology
    • Medical microbiology
    • Molecular pathogenesis and pathogenomics
    • Drug resistance
    • Biochemistry and the role of thiols in microorganisms
    • Stress response of microorganisms
    • Bioremediation capacity of actinomycetes
  • Dr. Karine Gousset, Biology
    • Virology
    • Cell biology
    • Microscopy
  • Dr. Jai Pil Choi, Chemistry
    • Metal and semiconductor nanoparticles
    • Electrocatalysis for fuel cells
    • Electrogenerated chemiluminescence, electron transport and molecular spectroscopy
    • Electron or energy transfer between donors and acceptors in the molecular and nanoparticle systems
 

Bridges Program Coordinator

  • Ms. Ronna Crews