Elba Serrano, Ph.D.

Elba Serrano, New Mexico State University Regent’s Professor, is a first-generation-to-college graduate, who earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Rochester. Her laboratory studies the development of the sensory systems for hearing and balance and the role of neuroglia in brain function. At the national level, Dr. Serrano is a prominent contributor to the development of policy for STEM research and workforce development. She has served as a member of the Advisory Committee to NIH Director Francis Collins and currently serves on the NIH Multi-Council Working Group that oversees the long-term vision of the BRAIN Initiative.

Professor Serrano is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and her achievements in promoting student success have been recognized with a SACNAS Distinguished Mentor Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Distinguished Mentor Award and a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring in Science, Engineering and Math. In 2021, she was selected as a US Fulbright Scholar for research in Portugal. Students with interests in the physical, engineering and mathematical sciences, neurobiology, data science, neuroethics, science policy and the intersection between art and science are encouraged to contact her about working with her research team.

Talk Title:
ABRCMS Past, Present, and Future: Discussion with Leaders

Friday, November 17
Keynote Panelist
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. MT

share this page