Faculty Member Directory

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Dixit, Purushottam, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorPhysicsLiberal Arts and SciencesBiophysics, Statistical physics, Evolutionary dynamics of bacteria pdixit@ufl.edu
Papp, Bernadett, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of ResearchOral BiologyDentistryGenome-wide mechanisms of cellular identity in health vs. diseasebpapp@dental.ufl.edu
Allen, Josephine, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringEngineeringBiomaterials, Cell-material interactions, Space biology, and Stem cell differentiation jallen@mse.ufl.edu
Durham, Bryndan, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesMarine microbial ecology b.durham@ufl.edu
Molstad, Aaron, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorStatisticsLiberal Arts and SciencesStatistics, Optimization, Genomics, Statistical learning amolstad@ufl.edu
Huo, Zhiguang (Caleb), Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorBiostatisticsMedicineStatistical genomics, Bioinformatics, Statistical learning zhuo@ufl.edu
Cain, Brian D., Ph.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineMolecular regulation of endothelin pathway genes bcain@ufl.edu
Bungert, Jorg, Ph.D. ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineThe research in our laboratory focuses on understanding gene regulatory mechanisms during differentiation of red blood cells with a particular emphasis on the globin genes. The five beta-globin genes are expressed at high levels in a developmental-stage specific manner only in erythroid cells. High-level expression is mediated by a locus control region (LCR), a powerful DNA regulatory element located far upstream of the beta-globin genes. Recent data demonstrate that the LCR recruits transcription complexes. We test the hypothesis that the LCR is the primary site of transcription complex recruitment and assembly in the beta globin gene locus. We also generate and utilize artificial DNA binding domains to analyze and modulate the function of cis-regulatory DNA elements in the beta-globin gene locus jbungert@ufl.edu
Allen, William L., J.D.Associate Professor and DirectorCommunity Health and Family MedicineMedicineEthical, Legal and Social Issues in Genetics, End of Life Issues allen@chfm.ufl.edu
Atkinson, Mark A., Ph.D.Professor and Eminent ScholarPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineMedicine atkinson@ufl.edu
Baker, Henry V., Ph.D. Professor and ChairMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineFunctional genomics - genetics regulatory networks hvbaker@ufl.edu
Bloom, David C., Ph.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineThis lab focuses on the epigenetic regulation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) latent gene expression as a means of understanding the viral and cellular processes that mediate HSV latency and reactivation within neurons. Recent work in our lab has implicated several large and small noncoding RNAs as well as CTCF-binding chromatin insulator elements in regulating aspects of this process. dbloom@ufl.edu
Gulig, Paul A., Ph.D. Professor and Associate DeanMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineMy research focuses on bacterial pathogens, specifically molecular pathogenesis aimed at determining how bacteria causes disease in humans. My current studies involve Vibrio vulnificus and Acinetobacter baumannii, two opportunistic pathogens that cause skin infections and often sepsis and death. We use molecular genetic analysis to create mutant strains and examine their ability to cause infection. We also use genomic sequence analysis to compare genomes of highly virulent and less virulent strains to identify candidate virulence genes. Other projects involve the development of phage-display (recombinant) antibodies to detect microbial pathogens and the use of bacteriophages as therapeutic agents to fight bacterial infections. gulig@ufl.edu
Jin, Shouguang, Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineHost-pathogen interaction (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Agrobacterium tumefaciens) sjin@mgm.ufl.edu
Berns, Kenneth, M.D.EmeritusMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineMolecular genetics of the AAV life cycle and the use of the virus as a potential vector in human gene therapy. kberns@ufl.edu
Lewin, Alfred S., Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineMy lab uses mouse models of retinal disease to develop gene therapies and pharmacologic therapies for blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age related macular degeneration. lewin@ufl.edu
Cohn, Martin J., Ph.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineDevelopment of the vertebrate limb, Development of the urogenital system, Evolution and Development, Origin of limbs and fins mjcohn@ufl.edu
McIntyre, Lauren M., Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicine The lab is focused on modeling gene regulatory networks. mcintyre@ufl.edu
Renne, Rolf, Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineOur lab studies how the latency-associated genes of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) contributes to KS and lymphomagenesis. Main emphasis are on LANA and viral microRNAs. rrenne@ufscc.ufl.edu
Resnick, James, Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineOur lab is interesting in the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic imprinting at the locus responsible for Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes resnick@mgm.ufl.edu
Scott, Edward W., Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineGene regulation, biology of hematopoietic progenitor cells escott@ufl.edu
Swanson, Maurice S., Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineOur research focuses on the regulation of RNA processing in development and disease. mswanson@ufl.edu
Tibbetts, Scott, Ph.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineViral long noncoding RNAs, viral miRNAs, pathogenesis of oncogenic viruses, virus-host interactions. stibbe@ufl.edu
Wallace, Peggy, Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicine The lab focuses on molecular genetic studies of a number of single-gene and complex traits, predominantly in humans but also in other species to complement the human studies. This includes genomic and gene/locus-specific analysis of DNA sequence and epigenetics, in germline and tumor DNA. Some work extends into culturing tumor cells for cell biology and xenograft experiments, as well as genetics. peggyw@ufl.edu
Wu, Lizi, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineSignal transduction, mouse models, cancer therapeutics lzwu@ufl.edu
Zhou, Lei, Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineThe lab is focused on understanding how cell suicide (apoptosis) is initiated in oncogenic cells or in cells infected by viruses. leizhou@ufl.edu
Agbandje-McKenna, Mavis, Ph.D. ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineStructural Biology mckenna@ufl.edu
Schultz, Gregory S., Ph.D. ProfessorObstetrics and GynecologyMedicineThe lab is focused on molecular and cellular regulation of wound healing, including antiscarring therapies and drugs that enhance healing of chronic wounds. Another focus is on rapid, point-of-care diagnostics using surface plasmon resonanace technologies. schultzg@ufl.edu
Ostrov, David A., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineMedicine Our team focuses on developing novel therapeutic approaches to treat esophageal cancer, breast cancer, drug resistant childhood leukemia, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, Type I diabetes, Graft Versus Host Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autism Spectrum Disorders and drug resistant pathogens including HIV. Our laboratory developed a unique rapid and economical method to combine in silico high-throughput screening with functional structure-activity-relationship testing in vitro and in vivo.ostroda@pathology.ufl.edu
Aris, John P., Ph.D.Associate Professor,, Departmental Education Program DirectorAnatomy and Cell BiologyMedicineMy lab studies mechanisms of aging at the cellular level with a focus on the roles of autophagy and mitochondrial function in determining chronological longevity (i.e., longevity of non-dividing cells). johnaris@ufl.edu
Brantly, Mark L., M.D.Professor and ChiefMedicineMedicineProtein Trafficking, Folding, Genetics of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Brantml@medicine.ufl.edu
Bubb, Michael R., M.D.Associate ProfessorMedicineMedicineCell motility, Arthritis, Autoimmunity bubbmr@medicine.ufl.edu
Wang, Gary Ping-Chuan, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorMedicineMedicineHIV, HCV, viral evolution, drug resistance Gary.Wang@medicine.ufl.edu
Liao, Daiqing, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorAnatomy and Cell BiologyMedicineOur lab focuses on understanding mechanisms underlying adenovirus replication and virus-host interactions as well as the application of such knowledge for designing new oncolytic viruses for cancer gene therapy. We are also interested in discovering small molecule inhibitors to lysine acetyltransferases and deacetylases and studying the effects of such molecules in anticancer applications. dliao@ufl.edu
Ishov, Alexander M., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorAnatomy and Cell BiologyMedicineDrug resistance and epigenetics in carcinogenesis; dynamics of intranuclear proteins distribution and chromatin structure in the context of transcription regulation, stress application and viral infection. Ishov@ufl.edu
Jin, Lingtao, Ph.D. Assistant ProfessorAnatomy & Cell BiologyMedicine ljin1@ufl.edu
Xiao, Rui, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorAging and Geriatric ResearchMedicine rxiao@ufl.edu
Lu, Jianrong, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineThe lab focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying tumor progression. In particular, we are interested in transcription and chromatin regulation of angiogenesis and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We also investigate the regulation and significance of altered metabolism in cancer jrlu@ufl.edu
Bloom, Linda B., Ph.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineDNA Replication and Repair lbloom@ufl.edu
Kilberg, Michael S., Ph.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineCharacterization of the transcription factor networks, the corresponding genomic elements, and epigenetic mechanisms that control hepatic gene expression during dietary protein or amino acid deprivation. Identification of the transcriptional adaptation mechanisms that permit hepatocellular carcinoma cells to proliferate during amino acid limitation. mkilberg@ufl.edu
Kladde, Michael P., Ph.D. ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicine kladde@ufl.edu
Xie, Mingyi, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorMolecular Biophysics and BiochemistryMedicineNon-coding RNA-regulated gene expression, RNA-processing mingyi.xie@ufl.edu
Mandel, Ron, Ph.D. ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicineNeurodegenerative disorders rmandel@ufl.edu
Harfe, Brian D., Ph.D.Associate Dean and ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineMy lab uses the mouse and chick model systems to investigate how the intervertebral discs and digits form. bharfe@mgm.ufl.edu
Salemi, Marco M., Ph.D.ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineMedicinevirus evolution and molecular epidemiology salemi@pathology.ufl.edu
Mai, Volker, Ph.D., M.P.H.Associate ProfessorEpidemiologyMedicineGut microbiota, diet, cancer epidemiology, enteric disease, bacteriophage, bioinformatics vmai@ufl.edu
Prosperi, Mattia, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEpidemiologyMedicineBiomedical modeling and big data mining m.prosperi@ufl.edu
Heldermon, Coy., M.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorHematology/OncologyMedicineLysosomal Storage Diseases, Sanfilippo Syndrome coy.heldermon@medicine.ufl.edu
Hoffman, Brad E., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorPediatrics/NeurosciencesMedicineGene immunotherapy , autoimmunity, neurodegenerative disease, AAV vector technology, immunology, Regulatory T cells, Tolerance induction bhoffman@ufl.edu
Campbell-Thompson, Martha, D.V.M., Ph.D.ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineMedicineAAV toxicology and transgene expression thompmc@pathology.ufl.edu
Berglund, Andy, Ph.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyMedicineRegulation of RNA processing and molecular mechanisms of neurological disease aberglund@ufl.edu
Wang, Eric, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineRNA processing, RNA localization, microsatellite repeat diseases, neuromuscular/neurological diseases, myotonic dystrophy eric.t.wang@ufl.edu
Ranum, Laura P.W., Ph.D. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyMedicineunderstanding how repeat expansions cause myotonic dystrophy and ataxia ranum@ufl.edu
Kang, Peter, M.D.Chief and Professor PediatricsMedicineGenetics of muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders, Cockayne syndrome pbkang@ufl.edu
Li, Yuqing, Ph.D. ProfessorNeurologyMedicinePathophysiology and experimental therapeutics of dystonia. Animal models of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity during development and learning. Conditional mutagenesis in mouse focusing on basal ganglia circuit and its dopaminergic, cholinergic and cerebellar modulations. yuqingli@ufl.edu
Rincon-Limas, Diego E., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorNeurologyMedicineDrosophila and cellular models of neurodegenerative diseases, Prion disorders, Alzheimer's disease, ER stress, molecular chaperones diego.rincon@neurology.ufl.edu
Nick, Harry S., Ph.D. ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicine hnick@ufl.edu
Moroz, Leonid L., Ph.D.Distinguished ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicineepigenetics, genome biology, genomic bases of memory, neuronal identiry and plasticity; animal phylogeny and evolution, phylogenomics, next generation sequencing moroz@whitney.ufl.edu
Sarkisian, Matthew R., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicineCellular and molecular mechanisms underlying normal and pathogenetic development of the cerebral cortex. msarkisian@ufl.edu
Semple-Rowland, Susan L., Ph.D. ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicineThe lab is focused on studies of retinal photoreceptor bilogy and disease. We are currently interested in understanding the biochemical mechanisms controlling light entrainment of photoreceptor clocks. rowland@ufl.edu
Foster, Thomas C., Ph.D.ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicine foster@mbi.ufl.edu
Abisambra, Jose, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicineThe overarching goal of my research program is to investigate the molecular mechanisms linking tau alterations with cellular dysfunction, and in particular, with RNA translation. These events contribute to the pathogenesis of more than 20 neurodegenerative disorders that share a common pathological hallmark: intracellular aggregation of tau. Tauopathies include Alzheimer’s disease, fronto-temporal dementia with tau inclusions, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy/traumatic brain injury (CTE/TBI), which are central to the focus of my research. Current projects include studies on the unfolded protein response in tauopathies, alterations to ribosomal function and RNA synthesis, mechanisms of TBI-mediated long term-cognitive disability, and several collaborations investigating the relationship between brain disorders and peripheral organs. My hope is to design effective strategies to improve the quality of life of over 30 million people suffering from tauopathies worldwide. j.abisambra@ufl.edu
Tansey,Maria, Ph.D.ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicine mgtansey@ufl.edu
Zori, Roberto T., M.D.Professor and ChiefPediatricsMedicineMedical Genetics, Medical Cytogenetics zori@peds.ufl.edu
Byrne, Barry, M.D., Ph.D.ProfessorPediatricsMedicineCardiovascular disease bbyrne@ufl.edu
Hauswirth, William, Ph.D. Research ProfessorOphthamologyMedicineEye disease hauswrth@eye1.eye.ufl.edu
Srivastava, Arun, Ph.D. Professor and Division ChiefPediatricsMedicineThe laboratory is focused on the following two parvoviruses, the non-pathogenic adeno-associated virus (AAV), and a common human pathogen, the parvovirus B19, and the development of recombinant parvovirus vectors in human gene therapy. The current emphasis is on developing recombinant parvovirus vectors for gene therapy for genetic diseases such as Ìā_Ìâå_-thalassemia and sickle cell disease, and malignant disorders such as hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. aruns@peds.ufl.edu
Fletcher, Bradley S., M.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorMedicineMedicineNon-viral gene delivery, DNA transposons, tumor angiogenesis, gene therapy for hemophilia and cancer bsfletch@ufl.edu
Mathews, Carol, Ph.D.ProfessorPsychiatryMedicine camathews@mac.com
Driscoll, Daniel J., M.D., Ph.D.ProfessorPediatricsMedicineGenomic imprinting, Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes, mammalian gametogenesis, early onset morbid obesity driscdj@peds.ufl.edu
Schatz, Desmond A., M.D.ProfessorPediatricsMedicineEtiology, pathophysiology and prevention of Type 1 diabetes schatda@peds.ufl.edu
Kaye, Frederic J., M.D. Professor and DirectorOncologyMedicineThe lab is focused on identifying and studying the functional implications of genetic alterations in lung, head, and neck cancers. fkaye@ufl.edu
Zolotukhin, Sergei, Ph.D. ProfessorPediatricsMedicinerAAV vectors, gene therapy approaches to treat obesity using neurocytokines szlt@ufl.edu
Traktuev, Dmitry, Ph.D. Research Associat ProfessorDivision of Cardiovascular MedicineMedicine dmitry.traktuev@medicine.ufl.edu
Cogle, Christopher R. M.D., Ph.D. ProfessorHematology/OncologyMedicine christopher.cogle@medicine.ufl.edu
Concannon, Patrick J., Ph.D.Professor and UFGI DirectorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineMedicineGenetics of radiation sensitivity; Type 1 diabetes genetics; Genetic epidemiology of second primary breast cancer; Genetics of malnutrition - Genetic factors may contribute to a child's risk of stunting in an environmental context of poor sanitation and endemic diseasepatcon@ufl.edu
Efron, Philip A. M.D., Ph.D. ProfessorSurgeryMedicine Philip.efron@surgery.ufl.edu
Esser, Karyn, Ph.D. ProfessorPhysiology and Functional GenomicMedicine kaesser@ufl.edu
Farrer, Matthew Ph.D. ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicine m.farrer@ufl.edu
Ghivizzani, Steven, Ph.D.ProfessorOrthopaedics and RehabilitationMedicine ghivisc@ortho.ufl.edu
Kopinke, Daniel, Ph.D Assistant ProfessorPharmacology and TherapeuticsMedicine dkopinke@ufl.edu
Lavoie, Matthew, Ph.D.ProfessorNeurologyMedicine mlavoie@ufl.edu
Makki, Nadja, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorAnatomy & Cell BiologyMedicine Nadja.makki@ufl.edu
Mendez-Gomez, Hector R., Ph.D.Research Associate ScientistNeurosurgeryMedicineNanotechnology, immunotherapy, brain tumors, blood-brain barrierhector.
Sayour, Elias, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorDepartment of NeurosurgeryMedicine elias.sayour@neurosurgery.ufl.edu
Wood, Charles E., Ph.D. Professor and ChairPhysiology and Functional GenomicsMedicineFetal development/fetal stress/prematurity woodc@ufl.edu
McMahon, Lance R., Ph.D., M.S.Professor and ChairPharmacodynamicsPharmacyThe lab integrates principles of behavior and receptor theory to identify central nervous system mechanisms responsible for drug dependence lance.mcmahon@cop.ufl.edu
Zhou, Daohong, Ph.D. ProfessorDepartment of PharmacodynamicsPharmacy zhoudaohong@cop.ufl.edu
Zhao, Jinying, M.D., Ph.D.Professor and DirectorEpidemiology Public Health and Health Professions Genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics for human complex diseases jzhao66@ufl.edu
Bacher, Rhonda, Ph.D. Assistant ProfessorDepartment of BiostatisticsPublic Health and Health Professions; Medicine rbacher@ufl.edu
Dinglasan, Rhoel R.Associate ProfessorInfectious Diseases and ImmunologyVeterinary Medicinerdinglasan@epi.ufl.edu
Toth, Zsolt, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorOral BiologyDentistryMy lab investigates how viral transcription factors encoded by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) can hijack components of the host epigenetic machinery and utilize them to reprogram the viral and host genomes to facilitate lytic reactivation in B cells and lytic replication in oral epithelial cells. The goal of our studies is to determine the nuclear host-pathogen interactions, which are required for KSHV-induced reprogramming of infected cells that are critical for KSHV pathogenesis. ztoth@dental.ufl.edu
Thai, My T., Ph.D. ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringBiological Networks mythai@cise.ufl.edu
Kahveci, Tamer, Ph.D. ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringIndexing, retrieval, and mining of biological databases, shotgun sequencing, multiple alignment and motif finding, protein structure similarity, protein classification tamer@cise.ufl.edu
Wu, Dapeng Oliver, Ph.D.ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringEngineering wu@ece.ufl.edu
Gader, Paul D., Ph.D. ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineering pgader@cise.ufl.edu
Ranka, Sanjay, Ph.D. ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringBioinformatics, Data Intensive Applications, Data Mining, Grid Computing ranka@cise.ufl.edu
Sitharam, Meera, Ph.D. ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineering(Symmetric Macro) Molecular structure, Conformational landscapes, Assembly -- specifically the influence of geometric constraints sitharam@ufl.edu
Pardalos, Panos, Ph.D. Distinguished ProfessorIndustrial and Systems EngineeringEngineeringglobal and combinatorial optimization pardalos@ufl.edu
Cellinese, Nico, Ph.D.Associate CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryEvolution, Biogeography, Phyloinformatics, Biodiversity Informatics ncellinese@flmnh.ufl.edu
Kawahara, Akito Y., Ph.D. Associate CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural History kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu
Paulay, Gustav, Ph.D. CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural Historyphylogenetics and biodiversity paulay@ufl.edu
Reed, David L., Ph.D.Associate CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryHost/parasite coevolution, mammalogy, phylogenetics, bioinformatics dlreed@ufl.edu
Soltis, Pamela S., Ph.D. Distinguished ProfessorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural Historypolyploidy, angiosperm phylogeny, conservation genetics psoltis@flmnh.ufl.edu
Guralnick, Robert Ph.D. CuratorNatural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural History rguralnick@flmnh.ufl.edu
Vaillancourt, David, Ph.D.Professor & ChairPhysiology & KinesiologyHealth & Human Performance vcourt@ufl.edu
Riva, Alberto A., Ph.D. ScientistBioinformaticsICBR ariva@ufl.edu
Altpeter, Fredy, Dr. sc. agr.ProfessorAgronomyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesGenome editing, CRISPR/Cas9, homologous recombination, cereals, turf and forage grasses, sugarcane, crop improvement faltpeter@ifas.ufl.edu
Borum, Peggy R., Ph.D.ProfessorFood Science and Human NutritionInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab is focused on the metabolic roles of nutrients in neonates and children with chronic disease. prb@ufl.edu
Chaparro, Jose X, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences jchaparro@ifas.ufl.edu
Wong, Adam Chun Nin, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesInsect microbiome interactions, metabolism, behavior adamcnwong@ufl.edu
Miller, Christine W., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesEvolution of behavior and morphology with a focus on the environment's role in trait expression and evolution cwmiller@ufl.edu
Hahn, Daniel A., Ph.D. ProfessorEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesWhat gives some individuals more resistance to environmental stress than others (i.e., greater baseline stress resistance), and why do some individuals have greater plasticity in stress resistance (i.e., greater acclimation capacity or responses to early life experiences)? Are these same biochemical, cellular, and genetic mechanisms that confer greater stress resistance within populations ultimately also involved in diversification of stress responses at a macro-evolutionary scale across species? Our lab addresses these questions through three main areas: 1) seasonal adaptation in the context of invasive species moving into new climatic regions or for populations facing climate change, 2) stress and sexual selection, particularly testing hypotheses about linkages between oxidative stress and sexual performance, and 3) reproductive plasticity, aging, and healthspan. dahahn@ufl.edu
DiGennaro, Peter, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMolecular basis of nematode parasitism in plants pdigennaro@ufl.edu
Conesa, Ana, Ph.D.ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesFunctional genomics, Next Generation Sequencing, RNA-seq, functional annotation, statistical analysis of
gene expression data, data integration, Blast2GO, Bioinformatics.
de Crecy-Lagard, Valerie, Ph.D.ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab focuses on using comparative genomics analyses to predict gene function and then experimentally validated those by a combination of genetic and biochemical approaches vcrecy@ufl.edu
Foster, Jamie S., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab is focused on examining the molecular mechanisms underlying carbonate mineralization in modern lithifying microbial mats. foster@ufl.edu
Gonzalez, Claudio F., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesGene expression and regulation, protein engineering, enzyme production and characterization cfgonzalez@ufl.edu
Gurley, William, Ph.D. ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesTranscriptional regulation in plants, Heat stress response, Heat shock transcription factors, General transcription factors such as TBP, TAFs, and TFIIB wgurley@ufl.edu
Keyhani, Nemat O., Ph.D. ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesFungal genetics and biology, arthropod biological control keyhani@ufl.edu
Kolaczkowski, Bryan, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe primary focus of our lab is 1) understanding the functional evolution of antiviral immune receptors, 2) developing therapeutic approaches to activate/inhibit these receptors and 3) predicting factors contributing to type 1 diabetes risk. bryank@ufl.edu
Lorca, Graciela L., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesChemical biology of one-component transcriptional regulators, high throughput screen of small molecule binding modules, development of live vectors glorca@ufl.edu
Maupin-Furlow, Julie A., Ph.D. ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMicrobial biochemistry and physiology; global regulatory mechanisms; mechanisms of proteolysis including proteasomes; post-translational modifications (acetylation, phosphorylation, ubiquitin-like proteins); molecular genetics, genomics and proteomics; archaea (methogens, halophiles, thermophiles); enzyme structure and function; biotechnology; metabolic engineering; microbial conversion of biomass to renewable fuels & chemicals. jmaupin@ufl.edu
Mou, Zhonglin, Ph.D. ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesPlant Defense Responses zhlmou@ufl.edu
Romeo, Tony, Ph.D. ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesBacterial global regulatory circuits, RNA-based regulation, molecular genetics of biofilm development tromeo@ufl.edu
Triplett, Eric W., Ph.D. Professor and ChairMicrobiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesGenetic and proteomic analysis of plant colonization by endophytic bacteria; ewt@ufl.edu
Vermerris, Wilfred, Ph.D. Professor Microbiology and Cell ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciencesplant cell wall chemistry, sorghum breeding and genetics, nanomaterials from plant biomass, biofuels wev@ufl.edu
Wang, Jianping, Ph.D. Assistant ProfessorAgronomyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab is focused on identifying the genetic components underling the agronomically and economically important traits of biofuel (sugarcane and elephant grass) and row crops (peanut) and understanding the molecular functions of the identified genetic components in the plant system. The targeted characters of biofuel crops include the plant architecture, sugar/fiber conversion, cell wall thickness, cell wall composition, abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. Of the row crops, disease resistance and drought tolerance are the major research foci. A multidiscipline approach integrating cutting edge genomics, bioinformatics, forward and reverse genetics, molecular biology, and breeding is employed in the research program. wangjp@ufl.edu
Davis, John M., Ph.D.Professor and Associate DirectorForest Resources and ConservationInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences jmdavis@ufl.edu
Kirst, Matias, Ph.D.ProfessorForest Resources and ConservationInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab is focused is focused in three areas: (1) Fundamental Genomic Research in the genetic regulation of gene expression and gene expression networks; (2) Applied Genomic Research for the discovery of genes, metabolic and regulatory networks that control variation in wood quality, growth and other important traits for the forestry and agronomic industry; and (3) Technology and genomic tool development. mkirst@ufl.edu
Peter, Gary F., Ph.D. ProfessorForest Resources and ConservationInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesBreeding, carbon allocation, cellular and developmental biology, metabolism, quantitative genetics gfpeter@ufl.edu
Kenworthy, Kevin E., Ph.D. ProfessorAgronomyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesTurfgrass breeding and genetics kkenworthy@ifas.ufl.edu
Hansen, Peter J., Ph.D.Distinguished ProfessorAnimal SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesPreimplantation embryonic development, cellular responses to heat shock, embryo transfer, reproductive immunology hansen@animal.ufl.edu
Folta, Kevin M., Ph.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences1. The genetic and biochemical networks that connect the light environment to physiological changes in plants. 2. The compounds that define fruit flavors and connect consumers to higher quality fruits. 3. Connecting novel genes to their functions using transgenics. 4. Connecting undergraduates to meaningful research experiences. kfolta@ufl.edu
Handler, Alfred M., Ph.D.Research Geneticist USDAEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesTransgenic insect strain development for improved biological control . ahandler@ufl.edu
Ferl, Robert J., Ph.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences robferl@ufl.edu
Klee, Harry J., Ph.D. Eminent ScholarHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesSignal transduction, Plant secondary metabolism, Flavor, Carotenoids hjklee@ifas.ufl.edu
Koch, Karen E., Ph.D. ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences kek@ifas.ufL.edu
Bliznyuk, Nikolay, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorAgricultural and Biological EngineeringInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences nbliznyuk@ufl.edu
Santos, Jose Eduardo P., Ph.D., D.V.M.ProfessorAnimal SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab is focused on understanding how nutrients and hormonal manipulation of the estrous cycle influence establishment and maintenance of pregnancy in dairy cattle jepsantos@ufl.edu
Austin, James D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorWildlife Ecology and ConservationInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesOur lab conducts research that emphasize molecular genetics of rare and endangered species. Projects have included estimating level and timing of population isolation, the impact of landscape structure and management (e.g. fire regimes) on animal genetics, and higher-level examinations of intra-specific (phylogeographic analysis) and inter-specific (phylogenetics) relationships. austinj@ufl.edu
Smartt, Chelsea T., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMolecular biology and biochemistry of disease transmitting mosquitoes. Medical entomology. Gene expression and regulation. ctsmart@ufl.edu
Cousins, Robert J., Ph.D. Eminent ScholarFood Science and Human NutritionInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMolecular and Cell Biology of Zinc Metabolism and Function cousins@ufl.edu
Clark, David G., Ph.D.ProfessorEnvironmental HorticultureInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesBiotechnology of Floriculture Crops geranium@ufl.edu
Paul, Anna-Lisa, Ph.D. Research ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesPlant space biology; plant molecular responses to novel abiotic stress alp@ufl.edu
Rathinasabapathi, Bala, Ph.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab is focused on understanding metabolic adaptations of plants to various abiotic stress factors especially those that generate oxidative damage. We develop biotechnologies for improving the tolerance of crop plants to high temperature, and cold stress and for minimizing food safety concerns from arsenic contamination of the environment. brath@ufl.edu
Vallejos, Carlos E., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesGenetics of Phaseolus vulgaris; Bean genetics and genomics vallejos@ufl.edu
Chase, Christine D., Ph.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesOur research is focused on the molecular-genetic dissection of mitochondrial biogenesis and function in plants. We investigate the mitochondria-encoded cytoplasmic male sterility trait and nuclear-encoded fertility restoration genes to understand mitochondria-signaled programmed cell death in plants and the ways in which nuclear genes influence the organization, inheritance and expression of mitochondrial genomes. cdchase@ufl.edu
McCarty, Donald R., Ph.D. ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesSeed development, Maize, Arabidopsis, Abscisic acid biosynthesis, B3 domain transcription factors, Carotenoid dioxygenases drm@ufl.edu
Settles, Mark A., Ph.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe lab uses transposon-tagged seed mutants to study genes and biological processes required for maize seed development. We focus on mutants with unusual inheritance patterns that give insight into the developmental biology of the seed such as maternal-effect mutants or mutants that impact endosperm-embryo interactions. These mutants impact epigenetic regulation and RNA splicing. We are also developing high-throughput methods to characterize seed phenotypes using spectroscopy and optical machine vision approaches. settles@ufl.edu
Gabriel, Dean W., Ph.D.ProfessorPlant PathologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMicrobial pathogenesis, plant host recognition and defenses, bacterial genomics, functional genomics, gene engineering dgabr@ufl.edu
Goss, Erica M., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorPlant PathologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesPlant pathogen evolution emgoss@ufl.edu
Jones, Jeffrey B., Ph.D. ProfessorPlant PathologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesPlant-microbe interactions, host plant resistance jbjones@ufl.edu
Rollins, Jeffrey A., Ph.D. ProfessorPlant PathologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMy program is primarily focused on elucidating the molecular mechanishms underlying pathogenesis and multicellular development in plant pathogenic fungi. Tools of molecular genetics, functional gene analyses, genomics, transcriptomics and microscopy are primarily used. rollinsj@ufl.edu
Harmon, Philip F., Ph.D. ProfessorPlant PathologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesFungal genetics and metagenomics pfharmon@ufl.edu
Song, Wen-Yuan, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorPlant PathologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesHost-Parasite interactions, plant signal transduction, protein networks wsong@ufl.edu
Ogram, Andrew, Ph.D. ProfessorSoil and Water ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMicrobial Ecology; genetics of biodegradation of xenobiotics avo@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Chourey, Prem, Ph.D. Ctsy. ProfessorAgronomyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesBiochemical and Physiological Genetics, Seed development, Pollen development, Programmed Cell death pschourey@ifas.ufl.edu
Bonning, Bryony C. Eminent Scholar and ProfessorEntomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences bbonning@ufl.edu
Liu, Tie, Ph.D. Assistant ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences tieliu@ufl.edu
Meyer, Julie L. Assistant ProfessorMicrobial Ecology and BioinformaticsInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesSoil and Water Sciencesjuliemeyer@ufl.edu
Resende, Marcio, Ph.D. Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Horticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences mresende@ufl.edu
Burleigh, Gordon, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences gburleigh@ufl.edu
Hagen, Stephen J., Ph.D.ProfessorPhysicsLiberal Arts and SciencesOur lab is focused on biological physics, with current emphasis on the dynamics of biological systems, including especially bacterial quorum signaling, noise, and dynamics properties of bacterial communication sjhagen@ufl.edu
Gravlee, Clarence C., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorAnthropologyLiberal Arts and SciencesEthnicity, race, and racism, human biological variation, cardiovascular disease, cultural dimensions of psychosocial stress cgravlee@ufl.edu
Mulligan (Kolman), Connie J., Ph.D. ProfessorAnthropologyLiberal Arts and SciencesThe lab studies human evolution in terms of population history as well as human adaptation. We analyze neutral variation in order to reconstruct human population history and variation that is subject to natural selection in order to study the origin and spread of human disease and human pathogens. cmulligan@ufl.edu
Hauser, Bernard A., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesDuring seed formation, the maternal tissues surrounding the growing embryo participate in critical processes, including fertilization, and nutrient uptake. In the mature seeds, these same maternal tissues are critical for regulating germination, seed dormancy, seed stability and resistance to pathogen attach. Genetic mutations that alter the development of this maternal tissue, leading to specific loss of see structures and reduced seed set were found. Based on the seed structure and physiology of mutants, the function of genetic loci can be determined.There are a number of genes that are induced during environmental stress that cause seed failure. These loci are being evaluated so they can be used to ameliorate the effects of temperature and water stress in crop plants. bahauser@ufl.edu
Barbazuk, (William) Brad, Ph.D.ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences bbarbazuk@botany.ufl.edu
Choe, Keith P., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesCellular stress responses, Animal Physiology, Aging, and Cell SIgnaling kchoe@ufl.edu
Maden, Malcolm, Ph.D. ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesThe lab is focused on inducing regeneration in mammals by a) discovering the mechanisms of regeneration in organisms that can already regenerate perfectly such as salamanders; b) re-inducing crucial developmental signalling pathways such as the retinoic acid pathway in a regenerative context. malmaden@ufl.edu
Wayne, Marta L., Ph.D. ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesThe unifying theme of the lab is explaining the maintenance of genetic variation in natural populations. While genetic variation is contributed constantly by mutation, it is also constantly removed by natural selection, and by sampling processes such as genetic drift. Thus, the variation that we see when we go out into nature must be the outcome of an interaction among these forces. We use quantitative and population genetics and genomics to address this question, primarily in Drosophila melanogaster and its parasite sigma virus, but also in monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). mlwayne@ufl.edu
Chen, Sixue, Ph.D.ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesPlant Secondary Metabolism schen@ufl.edu
Gitzendanner, Matthew A., Ph.D. ScientistBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesMy research is focused on plant evolutionary genetics, employing tools that range from population genetics to genomics. magitz@ufl.edu
McDaniel, Stuart, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences stuartmcdaniel@ufl.edu
Baer, Charles F., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesEvolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics and genetic variation cbaer@zoo.ufl.edu
Kertes, Darlene A., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts and SciencesGene environment interaction dkertes@ufl.edu
Devine, Darragh P., Ph.D.ProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts and SciencesGene expression in stress-induced limbic neuroplasticity, genetic basis of autism and self-injurious behaviour dpdevine@ufl.edu
Braun, Edward L., Ph.D.ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesMy research foci are evolutionary genomics, phylogenetics and computational biology. I am interested in models of genomic change and the use of evolutionary information to make inferences about the function at a variety of scales (ranging from molecules to whole organisms and populations). Although the majority of my recent work has focused on birds and reptiles I have worked on a variety of organisms (including plants on fungi) and I am not focused on any specific group of organisms. I use a variety of approaches, ranging from theory and data mining to laboratory methods and I am dedicated to fostering undergraduate research, integrating authentic research into the classroom, and improving pedagogy in the sciences. ebraun68@ufl.edu
Gillooly, James F., Ph.D. Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences gillooly@zoo.ufl.edu
Miyamoto, Michael M., Ph.D. ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesVertebrate Biology miyamoto@clas.ufl.edu
Oppenheimer, David G., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesOur lab is interested in the following topics: 1) the control of plant actin dynamics, focusing on a novel regulator of actin depolymerizing factor, 2) membrane protein localization by a new type of signal anchor, and 3) small molecule inhibitors of protein-protein interactions and allosteric inhibitors of protein function. oppenhe@ufl.edu
Kimball, Rebecca T., Ph.D. ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesThe lab is focused on understanding evolutionary patterns and processes, primarily focusing on birds. rkimball@ufl.edu
Sessa, Emily B., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesEvolutionary and ecological processes that contribute to plant diversity. In particular, the study of reticulate evolution, including polyploidy/whole genome duplication, hybridization, and introgression.emilysessa@ufl.edu
Soltis, Douglas E., Ph.D.Distinguished ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesFloral developmental genetics, angiosperm systematics, genome doubling dsoltis@botany.ufl.edu
Cataldo, Tara T., M.L.S.Associate University LibrarianMarston Science LibraryLibrariesStudying the information seeking behavior or researchers and the use of digital collections and resources in science and medicine. ttobin@ufl.edu
Lamba, Jatinder, Ph.D.ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyIdentification, characterization and clinical validation of genomic/epigenomic markers predictive of therapeutic outcome cancer patients. jlamba@cop.ufl.edu
Duarte, Julio, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorPharmacogenomicsPharmacy eylerfd@peds.ufl.edu
Cavallari, Larisa H., Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., F.C.C.P.Associate Professor and DirectorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyWarfarin pharmacogenetic research; Pharmocogenomics; Human geneticslcavallari@cop.ufl.edu
Gong, Yan, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyPharmacogenomics; Serious Adverse Drug Reactions; Genetic Association Analysis; Genome-wide Association Studies; Statistical Genetics; Genetic Epidemiology gong@cop.ufl.edu
Johnson, Julie A., Pharm.D. Distinguished ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyMy research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics. I lead a research group in the NIH-supported Pharmacogenomics Research Network, with a project focused on pharmacogenomics of antihypertensive drugs. johnson@cop.ufl.edu
Langaee, Taimour Y., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.Research ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacy langaee@cop.ufl.edu
Song, Sihong, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorPharmaceuticsPharmacyThe lab is focused on the development of gene and stem cell based therapies for the treatment of alpha 1 antitrypsin gene deficiency, type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. shsong@ufl.edu
Brown, Daniel R., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorInfectious Diseases and ImmunologyVeterinary MedicineThe lab is focused on cellular microbiology with emphasis on mycoplasma models of host/pathogen interactions. drbrown@ufl.edu
Allred, David R., Ph.D. Professor Infectious Diseases and ImmunologyVeterinary MedicineAntigenic variation allredd@ufl.edu
Brown, Mary B., Ph.D.ProfessorInfectious Diseases and ImmunologyVeterinary Medicinemycoplasmal infections, comparative genomics of Mollicutes, host:pathogen interactions mbbrown@ufl.edu
Brooks, Samantha A., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorAnimal SciencesVeterinary MedicineThe use of genomics tools to study traits of health, conformation and performance.
This work spans not only the mapping and identification of mutations causing traits of interest, but also
the use of a variety of nucleic acid based techniques in genomic research.
Mergia, Ayalew, Ph.D. ProfessorInfectious Diseases and ImmunologyVeterinary MedicineAIDS, FIV, retroviruses, ribozymes mergiaa@ufl.edu
Martyniuk, Chris, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorPhysiological SciencesVeterinary MedicineAquatic toxicology; Sex steroids; Neuroendocrinology; Gamma-aminobutyric acid; Transcriptomics; Proteomics; Reproduction; Fish biologycmartyn@ufl.edu
Vulpe, ChristopherProfessorPhysiological SciencesVeterinary Medicine cvulpe@ufl.edu
Long, Maureen T., Ph.D. ProfessorComparative, Diagnostic and Population MedicineVeterinary MedicineArboviral Diseases of Man and Animals longm@ufl.edu
Dark, Michael J., D.V.M., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorComparative, Diagnostic and Population MedicineVeterinary MedicineVeterinary Pathology, Rickettsiology darkmich@vetmed.ufl.edu
Denslow, Nancy D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorPhysiological SciencesVeterinary MedicineEstrogen receptor mediated gene expression ndenslow@ufl.edu
Tennant, Michele R., Ph.D. University LibrarianMLIS, HSC Library/UFGIVP Office for Health AffairsInformation Seeking Behavior; Library Liaison Programs; User Services tennantm@ufl.edu
Seaver, Elaine C., Ph.D.ProfessorWhitney Lab for Marine BioscienceWhitney Lab for Marine BiosciencePatterning in the spiralian embryo and the evolution of identified cells; Regenerative Biology; Neurogenesis; Patterning of the germlineseaver@whitney.ufl.edu
Ryan, Joseph, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorWhitney Lab for Marine BioscienceWhitney Lab for Marine BioscienceBioinformatics joseph.ryan@whitney.ufl.edu
Martindale, Mark Q., Ph.D.Professor and DirectorWhitney Lab for Marine BioscienceWhitney Lab for Marine BiosciencePattern formation, experimental embryology, evolutionary developmental biology, comparative and functional genomics mqmartin@whitney.ufl.edu