Team Leaders

Richard Dewell, Baylor College of Medicine

Richard Dewell is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. His research focuses on visual collision avoidance behavior in insects. In addition to pursuing his own research, he is currently the Research Coordinator of the BPRI assisting the Executive and Research Committees.

Taniya J. Koswatta, Texas A&M University

Dr. Taniya Koswatta graduated from Texas A&M University. There she studied Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, with a specialization in science communication and program assessment. Prior to her Ph.D. she received a M.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She is serving as the BPRI Education Coordinator and assists in implementing education, outreach and assessment activities.