Ana M. Jimenez, PhD
Office: Siena Building 313
Dr. Ana M Jimenez received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Miami in 2000, where she focused her research on the genetic effects of age-related and noise-induced hearing loss in mice by using distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). As an Associate Professor her teaching experience includes lectures and laboratories for majors and non-majors in the subjects of Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Biology and Senior Seminar at the undergraduate level, as well as Physiology and Neuroanatomy laboratory at the graduate level. Her research interests include the effects of aging on sensory systems, specializing in hearing. More recently, through collaborations with Dr. Ricardo Jimenez, Chair of the Math & Computer Science Department, she has focused her efforts on the effects of aging on tactile mechanoreceptors and the consequent effects on haptics.
Administrative duties include Assistant Chair of the Biology Department (2019 - present), Co-Sponsor of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, and Chair of the Biology Honor’s Committee. At the University level, her most recent professional service to the Faculty Senate is as Chair of the Retention and Dismissal Committee (2018 - 2020); she has also Chaired the Faculty Awards and Faculty Handbook Committees. She continues to provide professional service to the Florida Academy of Sciences as the Chair of the Medical Sciences section, and to the community as a citizen reviewer for the Foster Care Review Board of Miami-Dade County.