Thomas P. Burris, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, UF Genetics Institute | Pharmacodynamics

352-273-8290 |

Serves as Professor in the Department of Pharmacodynamics and as the Director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute.

Cindy Heesacker
AST DIR, Administrative Services

352-273-5033 |

Provides support and tracking of initiatives and ongoing reporting and spending in the Institute.
In absence of Director, has full responsibility for all daily administrative and fiscal operations.

Cornelia Frazier
Administrative Support AST III

352-273-8290 |

Administrative Assistant to UFGI Director.
Maintains UFGI Director’s calendar.
Processes HR and Fiscal transactions.
Provides assistance with Seminar series and annual Florida Genetics Symposium.

Amy Davis
Academic Program Specialist III

352-273-8124 |

Provides support for the Genetics & Genomics doctoral program.

Thaddeus Suggs
IT Support

Patrick Sherry
Patrick Sherry
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Manages the UFGI website and social media accounts as well as documents the accomplishments of the UFGI faculty and students in outreach articles and archives.

Alexander Prokop
Alexander Prokop
IT Desktop Support

Cameron Bradfield
Graphics Designer

Manages social media content and images for the UFGI Website, newsletter, and more.

Gianna Degracia
Office Assistant


Executive Advisory Committee:

Brad Barbazuk

David Bloom

Matias Kirst

G&G Recruitment Committee:

Kotaro Fujii

Graciela Lorca

Stuart McDaniel