We foster excellence
We've got some of the best students, faculty, and support programs. We've highlighted
just a few of them here so you can learn more about the San Diego State University
stakeholders involved in research and the programs that help support them.
Sati Alexander, Class of 2020
Sati has worked at two labs while a biology major at SDSU, first in a lab focused
on immuno-oncology research at the University of California, San Diego, and then with
SDSU cancer researcher Christal Sohl, where she studies enzymes present in lung cancer.
She hopes to go to graduate school and become a cancer researcher.
Maia Little, Class of 2020
Working under mentor and biology professor Luke Miller, Maia manipulated tidepool
environments in Bodega Bay during a summer research project. She studied how climate
change and future ocean conditions might impact tidepool habitats and the animals
and algae that depend on them.
Lorelay Mendoza, Class of 2019
Lorelay came to SDSU as a transfer student and quickly got involved in environmental
engineering professor Natalie Mlandenov's lab, studying urban watersheds. In 2019,
she graduated from SDSU, received a Fulbright Fellowship and was awarded a National
Science Foundation fellowship to Stanford University, where she is pursuing her Ph.D.
Around the World
SDSU faculty travel the globe to conduct critical fieldwork in countries like Vietnam,
South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France and elsewhere. Follow
along with our series:
College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Love-Geffen is the director of the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
She studies language processing in language impaired and language unimpaired children
College of Engineering
Dr. Jacobs is a professor of aerospace engineering who studies how air and water particles
interact with everyday life and with vehicles and aircraft in motion.
Fowler College of Business
Dr. Shin is professor of management information systems at the Fowler College of Business.
His research concerns cybersecurity and he works with the U.S. Navy.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
SDSU funds around 60 undergraduates each year to work on research during the summer
with a faculty mentor. Learn more about the summer program.
Maximizing Access to Research Careers
SDSU is nurturing a diverse array of undergraduates' research ambitions through institutional programs like MARC, which has helped dozens of students receive the training and experience they need
to get prestigous fellowships to graduate school.
Grants and Research Enterprise Writing Fellowship
SDSU has a coveted competitive program that teaches faculty how to be successful research
grant writers. Lean more about GREW and how the program helps our faculty net millions in funding.
Researchers discovered that pesky tubeworms stuck to the bottom of shipping boats
and Navy vessels shed light on how to develop a novel way of delivering therapeutic
drugs in humans.
Dozens of faculty conduct research abroad each year in far-flung locations that range
from the Arctic tundra to the forests of Indonesia to the remote islands of Fiji.
An SDSU researcher is working to ensure parents of autistic toddlers have the tools they need to provide
effective interventions themselves.