Idaykis is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at FIU's STEM Transformation Institute and researching the persistence of physics majors in upper-level physics courses and graduating with a physics degree. Using survival analysis statistics, she is investigating how physics majors that have had a reformed Modeling Instruction introductory physics class are confronted with traditionally lecture-taught upper-level physics courses. Ida is specifically looking into the gender interactions of modeling instruction on upper-level courses.
Her dissertation research was an ethnographic case study of biophysics graduate students developing specific expertise in research. Her work uses a community of practice theoretical framework to understand the physics expert identity development of graduate students in the context of a research group.