Project Lead & Principal Investigator

Associate Professor and Founder of Biotechnology Program, University of Houston
Rupa Iyer

Biotechnology Program
300 Technology Building
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204

Office Location: 309B
Office Phone: 713.743.0099

Project Team


Professor of Biological Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Gary R. Skuse

3129 Center for Bioscience Education and Technology
RIT College of Science
153 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Office Location: CBT 75-3129
Office Phone: 585.475.6725



Instructor of Biology and Physical Sciences Department Chair, Alvin Community College
John Matula

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd.
Alvin, TX 77511

Office Location: S215
Office Phone: 281.756.5668



Professor in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Prairie View A&M University
Richard Griffin

P.O. Box 519
MS 2008
Prairie View, TX 77446

Office Locations:

  • 419 Agriculture Business Building
  • 117 Cooperative Agricultural Research Center

Office Phone: (936) 261-5039



Associate Professor of Biology-Microbiology, Southern Utah University
Roger Gold

Biology Department
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT 84720

Office Location: SC 131B
Office Phone: 435.586.7931



Assistant Professor in School of Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech University
Teresa J Maness

School of Biological Sciences
215 Carson-Taylor Hall
P.O. Box 3179
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, La 71272

Office Location: CTHL 203
Office Phone: 318.257.2724


Project Staff


Scientific Programmer, Baylor College of Medicine
Ashish Damania


Lecturer in Biotechnology, University of Houston
Brain Iken

College of Technology
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204

Office Location: 5 Lamar Fleming, Jr. Building
Office Phone: 713.743.1816


Lab Manager, University of Houston
Hemen Hosseinzadeh


Webmaster for the ESRM Portal
William Kudrle


Participating Institutions