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Office Location
Painter Hall (PAI) 3.04
Front Desk Phone
Postal Address
Freshman Research Initiative
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
103 W. 24th Street, G2550
Austin, TX 78712
FRI Program Contacts

Director of Freshman Research
Painter Hall (PAI) 3.04g
FRI Assistant Director/Stream Sort
Lauren DePue, Ph.D.
Luminators Stream
Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator
Soo-Hyun Yang, Ph.D.
BioBricks Stream
Advanced Research Coordinator
Tony Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Plant Pathways Stream
Assessment & Accreditation Coordinator
Ruth Shear, Ph.D.
Urban Ecosystems Stream
Communications Coordinator
Elizabeth Ilardi, Ph.D.
Bioactive Molecules Stream
Corporate & Industry Relations Coordinator
Tim Riedel, Ph.D. 
DIY Diagnostics Stream 
K-12 Outreach Coordinator
Greg Clark, Ph.D.
Discovering Signals Stream
K-12 Pipeline Initiative Coordinator
Gwen Stovall, Ph.D.
Aptamer Stream
Peer Mentor Coordinator
Al MacKrell, Ph.D.
Gene Networks Stream
Peer Observation Coordinator
Virtual Cures Stream
Summer High School Research Academy
Tony Dylla, Ph.D. & Mary Ramsey, Ph.D.
Materials in Color & Fish Behavior Streams

TIDES Contacts

TIDES Director of Student Programs
TIDES Event Coordinator
TIDES Business Manager
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TIDES Administrative Associate