Four new faculty members joined the College of Health Sciences prior to the fall semester.
Jennifer Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, is a neuroscientist that focuses on circadian rhythm generation and how environmental and genetic factors effect circadian clock function.
Marieke Gilmartin, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, has developed cutting-edge optogenetic tools to manipulate neuronal circuits in the brain. Her research seeks to determine how the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and amygdala interact to establish emotional memories.
Judy Maloney, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences, focuses on ischemia reperfusion injury in the heart. She currently teaches Histology and Anatomy & Physiology.
Bridget Valla, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a clinical instructor of speech pathology and audiology. Her research interests are in pediatric development, and include expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, oral motor speech disorders and augmentative and alternative communication.