Featured Faculty

At IUPUI School of Science, we are dedicated to making an impact, and improving lives. This section highlights just a few of the people and organizations whose support has contributed to the success of our school and our students.
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From a young age, Kathy Marrs could not contain her enthusiasm for science—often getting her shoes muddy while catching and studying insects or making friends with garter snakes.Not much has changed since then. As Marrs enters her 17th year with the...
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While some may think of theoretical science as rigid (consider long equations with Greek symbols), to Assistant Professor of Physics Steve Pressé, science, especially biophysics, is an artistic endeavor (cue classical music) melding the elegance of...
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Time spent in the Peace Corps has shaped a lifetime of work for Gabriel Filippelli.It worked that way for Gabriel Filippelli. The School of Science faculty member’s two-year Peace Corps term on a small island atoll in the Pacific Ocean convinced him that...
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When the Forensic and Investigative Sciences (FIS) program at IUPUI was being developed nearly a decade ago, Gina Londino found herself in the right place at the right time to become a founding faculty member for the new degree program. Today, she speaks...
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As an undergraduate science student in Canada, Brenda Blacklock looked at her research work outside the classroom as equally important as anything she would ever learn in a textbook.She held research positions in a brewery, a pharmaceutical company and...
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Cancer patients could live longer, healthier lives than ever before thanks to groundbreaking research like that being led by Hua-Chen Chang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at IUPUI.As a molecular immunologist, Chang is driven to understand the...
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What some might envision as one of the coldest, starkest, loneliest places on earth is a scientific paradise to Kathy Licht, associate professor of geology at the School of Science at IUPUI.Associate Professor Kathy Licht   collects sediment...
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From left, IUPUI researchers Marianne Matthias, Kurt Kroenke, Adam Hirsh, and Matthew Bair have received an IU Collaborative Research Grant to study how physicians assess pain.The traditional doctor-patient relationship is much more complex than it used...