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Bridges to Doctorate Program

Bridges Team 

Bridges Program Manager

Bridges Program Coordinator



  • Apoptosis
  • Mechanisms of mitochondrial proteins

  • 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

  • Neuroethology and neurobiology
  • Adaptive behaviors and neural plasticity
  • Insect cognition
  • Behavior and neural mechanisms underlying spatial processing, learning and memory, and navigation

  • 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

  • Cell biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Biomedical research

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular pathogenesis and pathogenomics
  • Drug resistance
  • Biochemistry and the role of thiols in microorganisms
  • Stress response of microorganisms
  • Bioremediation capacity of actinomycetes

  •  Virology
  • Cell biology
  • Microscopy

  • 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

  • Development of macrolide-based microtubule stabilizing agents for the treatment of multi-drug resistant cancer
  • Development of improved analogs of natural dietary products for the treatment of advanced metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

  • Structure, function, and physiological impact of microbial environmental sensor proteins
  • Molecular engineering of microbial transcription factors
  • Functional genomics of microbial virulence factors

  • Judgment and decision making
  • Risk communication and judgment
  • Informal quantitative reasoning
  • Social and health-related judgment

  • Learning, decision making, and neuroscience

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Microbial metabolism
  • Antimicrobial resistance/tolerance
  • Biofilms
  • Avian microbiota