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Faculty Research Labs

With every strong research university, comes an even stronger dedication to our faculties research labs. At IUPUI we go above and beyond the call that groundbreaking research asks for.

We offer state-of-the-art facilities that include the latest imaging and detection equipment. Whether you need to use a GC-MS to determine a compound's presence or have a soil sample that needs to be examined under an electron microscope, we have you covered. Because the School of Science is located in downtown Indy, IUPUI has the unique position to be at the forefront of medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and mechanical developments. To accomplish this, Indy hosts Fortune 500 companies such as Eli-Lily & Company and Roche, but it also includes medical facilities such as the IU School of Medicine and the whole IU Health Network of Hospitals.

The IUPUI School of Science offers research opportunities to undergraduates that rival some of Indiana's most well know colleges. We like to start undergraduates in research as soon as they walk into their first class. This gives students the edge when it comes to securing spots in professional school, graduate school, or when they go to get their first career. This achievement is made possible by our outstanding faculties' commitment to inspiring students through hands-on research and comprehensive analysis of said research so they know just how much they have contributed to the science community.

Psychology Research Labs

  • The ASPIRe Lab

    Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

    Dr. Ashburn-Nardo and her lab focus on documenting the various ways that women, African Americans, and other underrepresented groups are stigmatized. We are especially interested in biases that are unexpected or counterintuitive, such as microaggressions that happen in professional contexts where formal discrimination is prohibited (e.g., the workplace, academia, healthcare) and intra-group prejudices in which people are biased against members of their own in-groups. Much of our research concerns individual strategies that stigmatized targets and their allies can use to reduce prejudice and foster inclusivity.​

  • The Behavioral Oncology Lab

    Catherine Mosher, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

    The mission of the Behavioral Oncology lab is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate novel psychosocial approaches to improving symptom management and quality of life for people with cancer and their family caregivers.

  • The Boehm Lab

    Stephen Boehm, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

    Dr. Steve Boehm and his research group are interested in adolescent drug and alcohol intake and its impact on brain and behavior.

  • The Logrip Lab

    Marian Logrip | Principal Investigator

    Dr. Marian Logrip and her research lab focus on stress-alcohol interactions in male and female minds, with a specific interest in how they each adapt to stress and the impact to their brain's response to alcohol. Due to females being more susceptible to stress-related neuropsychiatic disorders from past traumatic stress exposure, there is a greater chance that they will relapse to alcohol consumption to coup with difficulties.

  • The RISC Lab

    Melissa Cyders, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

    The Risk-taking, Impulsivity, Substance Use, and Cognition (RISC) lab studies how impulsivity and its neurocognitive underpinnings influence a wide range of risk-taking behaviors, including alcohol use, substance abuse, and sexual risk-taking.