Dr. Anne Donnelly, Director
Dr. Anne Donnelly holds a B.A. in Biology, an MBA in Finance and a Ph.D. in Education and Curriculum, the latter from the University of Florida. She has over 30 years of professional experience in the field of education as both a teacher and administrator including her current position as Director of the UF Center for Undergraduate Research. As the founding Director of this center, she has developed a one-stop-shop for students of all disciplines who are interested in undergraduate research. In recognition of her efforts encouraging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, in 2015 she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House.
Ms. Kathy Harvey, Administrative Assistant
I have been at UF since February 2018 and have over 25 years experience working with university students. I enjoy working with students as it keeps me young, constantly learning, and on my toes. I live on the Santa Fe River and spend my spare time kayaking and exploring the woods.
I served as the Director of Special Projects for CURBS and have worked as a CUR Student Assistant for 2 years. I am currently conducting research in Dr. Malcolm Maden's lab with a focus on regenerative biology. My current project involves investigating the regenerative properties of the African spiny mouse (Acmoys).
URSP Student Assistant/ Education Coordinator
I am a Mechanical Engineering student conducting research in the Biomedical Engineering department. I am currently trying to make microparticles containing magnetic nanoparticles and protein from the human placenta matrix. They will be used to help heal non-union bone fractures. I am fascinated by the constant challenge of research and enjoy the various projects that I am given.