Dr. Tony Nunez, Associate Dean
Graduate School and Psychology & Neuroscience
NSF AGEP, Travel & Research Funding; Student Mentoring; SPEAK appeals, Postdoc Affairs
Professor Antonio A. Nunez is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Postdoctoral Education at the Graduate School, a title he holds since 1999. He oversees the processing of theses and dissertations, Postdoctoral affairs and, with Associate Dean Dagbovie, he oversees the legacy se of an AGEP grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that supports, among other activities, a cross-disciplinary learning community. He organizes and facilitates workshops and institutes that support the professional preparation of graduate students and postdocs. Dr. Nunez' office collaborates with the Office of the VP for Research to provide funds for the support of postdocs' and graduate students' research and professional travel. Dr. Nunez received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Florida State University in 1977, and was then awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to do research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 1980 he joined the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program at Michigan State University, where he holds the title of full Professor. Before taking his position at the Graduate School, he served as Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology and as Acting Director of the Neuroscience Program. Dr. Nunez' research is in the areas of neuroendocrinology and chronobiology. His laboratory has been funded over the last 35 years by research grants from several NIH institutes and from the NSF. In addition to his research support from national funding agencies. Dr. Nunez has over 100 peer-reviewed publications (https://neuroscience.natsci.msu.edu/about-us/directory/faculty/antonio-a-nunez-phd/) , many of them with postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students as co-authors. He is the recipient of the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award and of the Florida State University Doctoral Graduate Award of Distinction and he is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.