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I am Regents Professor of Biology at New Mexico State University.
Elba Serrano’s biomedical research focuses on disorders of hearing and balance, sensory organ formation, and nanobiotechnology. Her research has been furthered by grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health, NASA, NSF, the Ford Foundation, and the Whitehall Foundation. Serrano is an advocate of interdisciplinary research and education and she collaborates with scientists and engineers at UCSD, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Harvard, MIT and NMSU. Serrano is the Principal Investigator and Program Director of NMSU's NIH funded BP-ENDURE Building Research Achievement in Neuroscience (BRAiN) and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) student training programs. She has offered courses, workshops, and lectures on science, ethics, and society for over 15 years.She is a current member of the Advisory Board to the NIH Director, the NIH NIDCD Council and the Health Sciences Advisory Council for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Formerly, Serranohas served on the CINT User's Advisory Board, theInternational Neuroethics Society Program Committee,the Society for Neuroscience Professional Development Committee, and the Advisory Board for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
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