Director of the Freshman Research Initiative 
TIDES Director for Student Programs

Administrative Support 

Event Coordinator: Suzette Nava

Assistant for Operations: Niki Garcia-Holmes


Research Educator Program Component Contacts

Peer Observation Coordinator
Virtual Cures Stream
Corporate/Industry Relations
Tim Riedel, Ph.D. 
DIY Diagnostics Stream 
K-12 Outreach
Greg Clark, Ph.D.
Discovering Signals Stream
Mentor Selection and Training
Al MacKrell, Ph.D.
Gene Networks Stream
Professional Development
Gwen Stovall, Ph.D.
Aptamer Stream
Social Media
Elizabeth Ilardi, Ph.D.
Bioactive Molecules Stream
Recruitment & Admissions
Soo-Hyun Yang, Ph.D.
BioBricks Stream
Regional Science Olympiad Tournament Director
Antibiotics Stream
Stream Sort
Lauren DePue, Ph.D.
Luminators Stream

Office Location

We are located in Painter Hall (PAI), room 3.04 just northeast of the tower between the Biological Laboratory (BIO) and Welch Hall (WEL) on 24th Street.

Please call (512) 232-9358 for more information.

Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science website

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science
103 W. 24th St., G2550
PAI 3.04
Austin, TX 78712