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Director of the Student Center for Research


Dr. Sherry Krayesky-Self 

Director of the Student Center for Research (SCR).

Dr. Sherry has 18 years of experience teaching biology at the University level. Her research focuses on the discovery of unknown benthic life history stages of marine bloom-forming microalgae that are associated endolithically with calcium carbonate-lined inner cells of crustose coralline-forming rhodoliths. She is also a skilled microscopist and an effective lab manager. In 2014 she and a small group of students developed the peer education program "Academic Mentoring Matters" that operates under the moto of “peers helping peers achieve their academic and personal goals. Undergraduate student research experiences (SRE) have been incorporated into all her endeavors. She has worked and published with several undergraduate students overseeing Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) granted by the National Science Foundation and Undergraduate Research Grants provided by UL, Lafayette.


Graduate Assistants 

Baylee Guillory, Graduate Assistant














Baylee Guillory is a masters student in Education 

Baylee is a recent graduate of UL, class of 2020, with a Bachelor of Science degree is Secondary Social Studies Education and currently pursuing her Masters in Counselor Education, specifically School Counseling. She is excited to explore a new side of the university and help provide students with tools for succeeding in their future research endeavors.

















Nirmal Gope is a doctoral student in Educational Leadership.

Student Center for Research (SCR) Graduate Assistant Nirmal Gope is from Bangladesh. He is pursuing his Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree in Higher Education. He has three years of working experience in the office of Undergraduate Research at Lumar University. He identifies himself as a servant leader and is looking forward to serving the undergraduate research community at UL Lafayette.