Office of Undergraduate Research Leadership
Tuan Tran, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Research
Dr. Tuan Tran began leading Undergraduate Research at ECU July of 2022. Tran came to ECU in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology where he initiated his research program in the Behavioral Neuroscience lab. In 2007, Tran became the Director of the Multidisciplinary Studies Program in Neuroscience. Dr. Tran was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and began his service as Associate Chair of Psychology and on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. He has been an integral part of other department and college-level undergraduate education-focused committees over the years.
Dr. Tran has long valued the important impact that undergraduate research experience provides students towards their personal and career growth and how faculty mentorship of students has a direct corollary with enhancing faculty productivity. Under his leadership with the Program in Neuroscience, it has witnessed tremendous growth in size, reach, and opportunity for a diverse population of students. A hallmark and continued strength of the program is the enthusiasm by research faculty on both the main and west campuses to mentor undergraduate neuroscience students. More than 70 undergraduates have been mentored in his research lab, many of whom have launched careers in biomedical science, medicine, and the social sciences.
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