People

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

401.874.4306nhowlett@uri.edu

Admin & Support Team

Graduate Assistant Coordinator

College of Health Sciences

raudales@uri.edu

Graduate Assistant Coordinator

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

ahabtemichael@uri.edu

Graduate Assistant Coordinator

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

gree9242@uri.edu

MARC U*STAR Program Coordinator

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

401.874.5399mspepper@uri.edu

Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Coordinator

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

401.874.7829sarah_puckett@uri.edu

Faculty Research Mentors

Professor

Physics

Nanotechnology, Cancer biophysics, Tumor imaging

Assistant Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marine natural products chemistry, Biosynthesis, Metabolomics

Professor and Department Chair

Chemical Engineering

Bionanotechnology, Colloids and interfaces, Nanomaterial synthesis

Associate Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Protein homeostasis, Cell cycle regulation in prokaryotes

Associate Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Transdermal drug/vaccine delivery, Vaccine adjuvants, Immunotherapy

Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cancer, Chemical Toxicology, DNA repair, Chemical carcinogenesis

Professor

Chemistry

Organic synthesis, Molecular imaging

Associate Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bile acids-related liver disorders including cholestatic liver injury, liver cancer and metabolic diseases

Assistant Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Gene regulation, Chromatin Biology, Cancer

Assistant Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Neurodegenerative diseases and therapeutic interventions

Associate Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Ribosome structure and function

Associate Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

DNA repair, Chromosome Instability, Cancer Genetics

Professor and Department Chair

Biological Sciences

Genomics, Evolution, Parasitism

Associate Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Environmental carcinogenesis, DNA repair

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Pulmonary drug delivery, 3D tumor spheroids

Assistant Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering

Nanomedicine, Drug delivery, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering

Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Molecular basis for bacterial pathogenesis and probiotic activity

Assistant Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Neurologicaldisorders, Electrophysiology, Motor impairment

Assistant Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Gene expression, Bacterial pathogenicity

Assistant Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Bacteriology, Polymicrobial infections, Oral microbiome, Bacterial colonization and virulence

Professor

Physics

Drug delivery, Fluorescence spectroscopy and in vivo imaging, Membrane biophysics

Professor

Biological Sciences

Polysaccharide Biosynthesis

Research Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Viral immunology, Emerging infections diseases

Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marine natural products chemistry, Antibiotics drug discovery, Marine microbial chemical ecology

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences

Evolution, Bioinformatics, Genomics

Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy

Novel and advanced drug delivery systems

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Liver disease, Obesity, Toxicology

Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Cancer, Biochemistry, Signaling

Professor

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Alzheimer’s disease, Protein structure, Pathogenic mechanisms

Assistant Professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

Computational Biology

Advisory Board

Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Graduate School

Brown University

Assistant Dean, Accessibility & Inclusion

Director, Disability, Access, & Inclusion

University of Rhode Island

Associate Dean for Research College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Professor, Natural Resources Science

University of Rhode Island

MARC Trainees

Chemical Engineering & Chinese

Dr. Jie Shen's Lab

Cell and Molecular Biology & Chinese

Dr. Jodi Camberg's Lab

Chemical Engineering, Statistics Minor

Dr. Samantha Meenach's Lab

Chemical Engineering

Dr. Yana Reshetnyak's Lab

Biological Sciences

Dr. William Van Nostrand's Lab

Biological Sciences, Anthropology, & Psychology

Dr. Niall Howlett's Lab

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Matthew Bertin's Lab

Biotechnology & Cell and Molecular Biology

Dr. Alan Rothman's Lab

Alumni

Molecular Neuroscience and Biology '22

Dr. Nasser Zawia's Lab

Cell and Molecular Biology '21

Dr. Arnob Dutta's Lab

Cell and Molecular Biology '22

Dr. Ying Zhang's Lab

Biological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience '22

Dr. Xinyuan Chen's Lab

Cell and Molecular Biology '21

Dr. Angela Slitt's Lab

Biomedical Engineering '22

Dr. Jyothi Menon's Lab

Cell and Molecular Biology '21

Dr. Arnob Dutta's Lab

Biomedical Engineering '21

Dr. Quinlan's Lab