Students in the College of Natural Sciences have incredible opportunities to distinguish themselves through combinations of research, honors opportunities and international study through college programs and their degree plans.

The Office for Honors, Research and International Study (OHRIS) seeks to promote, integrate and provide resources for these initiatives in support of our students, our faculty and the mission of The University of Texas at Austin. OHRIS also administers the Freshman Research Initiative, which provides early research experience to over 500 students each year.

Many of these programs overlap significantly with each other and students can customize their experiences to fit their talents and goals. For example, our research students can receive honors commendations for their theses upon graduation, our Honors Programs require significant research experiences, and our students studying abroad are connected with international researchers.

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The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
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Austin, TX 78712

Arasappan, Dhivya
Dhivya Arasappan
Research Scientist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dhivya joined the GSAF team in 2008 and primarily deals with analysis of Next-gen sequencing data.
Bagchi, Dia
Dia N Bagchi
Clinical Assistant Professor

Beckham, Josh
Josh T Beckham
Clinical Assistant Professor, Adjunct/Clinical Affiliate

Choy, Grace
Gregory B Clark
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, research scientist

Covert, Arthur
DePue, Lauren
Lauren J De Pue
Clinical Assistant Professor, Other University Affiliate

Duncan, Juliana
Juliana R Duncan
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dylla, Tony
Anthony G Dylla
Clinical Assistant Professor

Engelman, Shelly
Shelly Engelman
STEM Program Evaluation and Research Coordinator

Gonzales, Lynda
Lynda Gonzales
Director I

Director for Student Programs
Hatlestad, Gregory J
Holley, Jo-anne
Jo Anne C Holley
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ilardi, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Ilardi
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lehman, Joel
Leonetti, Matteo
Metola, Pedro
Pedro Metola
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dennis M Mishler
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mike Montgomery
Research Scientist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Asteroseismology of white dwarfs and other stars; stellar convection, crystallization, and evolution; theory/measurement of line profiles
Montogomery, Michael
Michael H Montgomery
Research Scientist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Nava, Suzette
Suzette E Nava
Event Coordinator

Palmer, Gregory
Gregory C Palmer
Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Medical Education

Research Educator for the Antibiotics Freshman Research Initiative stream, where students isolate antibiotic-producing soil bacteria
Procko, Kristen
Rane, Ashay
Ashay S Rane

My research devises defenses against computer security attacks. I am also the Research Educator for the System Security FRI stream.
Riedel, Timothy
Timothy E Riedel
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rodenbusch, Stacia
Stacia E Rodenbusch
Director, Freshman Research Initiative, Clinical Assistant Professor

Experiential Learning for Undergraduates, Teaching Innovation, Science Education Research
Sandy, Moriah
Moriah M Sandy
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sinapov, Jivko
Stovall, Gwen
Gwendolyn M Stovall
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gwen Stovall supervises the FRI Aptamer Stream, where students use biochemistry and molecular biology to develop tools made of RNA and DNA.
Tutum, Cem C
Cem C Tutum
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV

Yang, Soo Hyun
Soo Hyun Yang
Clinical Assistant Professor

Yellman, Chris
Christopher M Yellman
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate V

Zamora-Olivares, Diana
Diana P Zamora-Olivares
Clinical Assistant Professor