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Last NameFirst NameIDegreeTitleDepartmentCollegeInterestsEmail
Agbandje-McKennaMavisPh.D.Associate ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineStructural Biology mckenna@ufl.edu
AllenWilliamLJ.D.Associate Professor and DirectorProgram in Bioethics, Law & Medical ProfessionalismCollege of MedicineEthical, Legal and Social Issues in Genetics, End of Life Issues allen@chfm.ufl.edu
AllredDavidRPh.D.Professor of Molecular ParasitologyInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineAntigenic variation allredd@ufl.edu
AltpeterFredyDr. sc. agr. University of Hohenheim, GermanyProfessorAgronomyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesGenome editing, CRISPR/Cas9, homologous recombination, cereals, turf and forage grasses, sugarcane, crop improvement faltpeter@ifas.ufl.edu
AndersonPeterAPh.D.Professor and DirectorWhitney Laboratory for Marine BioscienceWhitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience paa@whitney.ufl.edu
ArisJohnPPh.D.Associate Professor,, Departmental Education Program DirectorAnatomy and Cell BiologyCollege of MedicineMy 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
AtkinsonMarkAPh.D.Eminent ScholarPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of Medicine atkinson@ufl.edu
AustinJamesDPh.D.Associate ProfessorWildlife Ecology and Conservation/Fisheries and Aquatic SciencesAgricultural and Life 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
AvramDorinaPh.D.Preeminence ProfessorPulmonary ImmunologyCollege of MedicineAltered regulatory mechanisms of the immune system in autoimmune diseases and asthma Dorina.Avram@medicine.ufl.edu
BaerCharlesFPh.D.Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesEvolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics and genetic variation cbaer@zoo.ufl.edu
BaileyLynnBPh.D.ProfessorFood Science and Human NutritionAgricultural and Life SciencesOne carbon metabolism with particular focus on folic acid intake, DNA methylation, and influences of genetic polymorphisms in humans lbbailey@ifas.ufl.edu
BakerHenryVPh.D.Professor and ChairMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineFunctional genomics - genetics regulatory networks hvbaker@ufl.edu
BarbazukWilliamBPh.D.Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences bbarbazuk@botany.ufl.edu
BarbetAnthonyFPh.D.ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineMolecular Parasitology, Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis barbeta@mail.vetmed.ufl.edu
BehnkeMarylouM.D.ProfessorPediatricsCollege of MedicinePrenatal alcohol and drug exposure behnkem@peds.ufl.edu
BerglundAndyPh.D.ProfessorBiochemistry & Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineRegulation of RNA processing and molecular mechanisms of neurological disease aberglund@ufl.edu
BernsKennethM.D.Distinguished PorfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineMolecular genetics of the AAV life cycle and the use of the virus as a potential vector in human gene therapy. kberns@ufl.edu
BliznyukNikolayPh.D.Assistant ProfessorStatisticsAgricultural and Life SciencesBayesian methodology; computational methods; environmental statistics; inverse problems; spatial and spatio-temporal statistics; semiparametric modeling; uncertainty analysis; variable selection nbliznyuk@ufl.edu
BloomLindaBPh. D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineDNA Replication and Repair lbloom@ufl.edu
BloomDavidCPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThis 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
BorovskyDovPh.D.UFRF Professor and Professor of Insect Biochem.& Mol. Biol.Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Entomology and NematologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesTransformation of yeast, bacteria and plants cells with insect peptide hormones for protection against insects dobo@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
BorumPeggyRPh.D.ProfessorFood Science and Human NutritionAgricultural and Life SciencesThe lab is focused on the metabolic roles of nutrients in neonates and children with chronic disease. prb@ufl.edu
BrantlyMarkLMDProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineProtein Trafficking, Folding, Genetics of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Brantml@medicine.ufl.edu
BraunEdwardLPh.D.Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator for Botany and ZoologyBiologyLiberal 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
BrocchieriLucianoPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineMethods for phylogenetic tree reconstruction, Determinants of genome, gene and protein composition, Herpesvirus genomics, Chaperonomics lucianob@ufl.edu
BrooksSamanthaAPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAnimal SciencesAgricultural and Life SciencesThe 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.
samantha.brooks@ufl.edu
BrownDanielRPh.D.Associate ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineThe lab is focused on cellular microbiology with emphasis on mycoplasma models of host/pathogen interactions. drbrown@ufl.edu
BrownMaryBPh.D.ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary Medicinemycoplasmal infections, comparative genomics of Mollicutes, host:pathogen interactions mbbrown@ufl.edu
BubbMichaelRM.D.Associate ProfessorMedicineCollege of MedicineCell motility, Arthritis, Autoimmunity bubbmr@medicine.ufl.edu
BungertJorgPh.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineThe 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
Burleigh(J) GordonPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences gburleigh@ufl.edu
ByrneBarryM.D. , Ph.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineCardiovascular disease bbyrne@ufl.edu
CainBrianDPh.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineThe laboratory is interested in the molecular regulation of the endothelin pathway genes. bcain@ufl.edu
Campbell-ThompsonMarthaLD.V.M., Ph.D.Research ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of MedicineAAV toxicology and transgene expression thompmc@pathology.ufl.edu
CarneyPaulRM.D.Associate Professor and ChiefPediatricsCollege of MedicineEpilepsy, Brain Machine Interface, Neuroprosthetics, Seizure Prediction, Neural Engineering, Animal Models, Neurophysiology, Sleep Disorders, Neuropeptide Gene Therapy carnepr@peds.ufl.edu
CataldoTaraTMLSAssociate 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
CavallariLarisaHPharmD, BCPS, FCCPAssociate ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyWarfarin pharmacogenetic research; Pharmocogenomics; Human geneticslcavallari@cop.ufl.edu
CellineseNicoPh.D.Assistant CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryEvolution, Biogeography, Phyloinformatics, Biodiversity Informatics ncellinese@flmnh.ufl.edu
ChangLung-JiPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineHIV, oncoretro- and lentiviral vectors and Cancer lchang@mgm.ufl.edu
ChaparroJoseXPh.D.Assistant ProfessorHorticultural SciencesAgricultural and Life Sciences jchaparro@ifas.ufl.edu
ChaseChristineDPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Celular BiologyAgricultural and Life 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
ChenSixuePh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesPlant Secondary Metabolism schen@ufl.edu
ChenSu-ShingPh.D.Professor Emeritus, Director, Systems Biology Lab(SBL)Computer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineering: The SBL has built several biological databases and has capabilities in web-based information services and application software for biomedical data analysis. Recent results include: text mining of gene regulatory networks, microarray analysis for cancer diagnosis, monitoring and therapy, and automatic ontological linking of PUBMED. suchen@cise.ufl.edu
ChoeKeithPPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesCellular stress responses, Animal Physiology, Aging, and Cell SIgnaling kchoe@ufl.edu
ChoureyPremPh.D.ProfessorPlant PathologyAgricultural and Life SciencesBiochemical and Physiological Genetics, Seed development, Pollen development, Programmed Cell death pschourey@ifas.ufl.edu
Clare-SalzlerMichaelJM.D.Professor and Interim ChairPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of Medicine salzler@ufl.edu
ClarkDavidGPh.D.ProfessorEnvironmental Horticulture - PMCBAgricultural and Life SciencesBiotechnology of Floriculture Crops geranium@ufl.edu
ClineKennethPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesAgricultural and Life SciencesPlant Cell Biology kcline@ufl.edu
CohnMartinJPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineDevelopment of the vertebrate limb, Development of the urogenital system, Evolution and Development, Origin of limbs and fins mjcohn@ufl.edu
ConcannonPatrickJPh.D.Professor; UFGI DirectorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of MedicineGenetics 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
ConditRichardCPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThe lab uses a genetic approach to understanding transcription regulation, virus assembly and virus structure using the poxvirus vaccinia as a model system. condit@mgm.ufl.edu
ConesaAnaPh.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.
aconesa@ufl.edu
CousinsRobertJPh.D.Eminent ScholarFood Science and Human NutritionAgricultural and Life SciencesMolecular and Cell Biology of Zinc Metabolism and Function cousins@ufl.edu
DameJohnBPh.D.Professor and ChairInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineMolecular parasitology, Malaria damej@mail.vetmed.ufl.edu
DarkMichaelJD.V.M., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineVeterinary Pathology, Rickettsiology darkmich@vetmed.ufl.edu
DavisJohnMPh.D.Associate ProfessorSchool of Forest Resources and ConservationInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences jmdavis@ufl.edu
de Crecy-LagardValeriePh.D.Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life 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
DenslowNancyDPh.D.Associate ProfessorPhysiological SciencesVeterinary MedicineEstrogen receptor mediated gene expression ndenslow@ufl.edu
DerendorfHartmutPh.D.Distinguished Professor, Department ChairPharmaceuticsPharmacyDose optimization of anti-infective agents, corticosteroids and other drugs using PK/PD modeling. hartmut@ufl.edu
DevineDarraghPPh.D.Associate ProfessorPsychology - Behavioral NeuroscienceLiberal Arts and SciencesGene expression in stress-induced limbic neuroplasticity, genetic basis of autism and self-injurious behaviour dpdevine@ufl.edu
DriscollDanielJM.D., Ph.D.Professor & Hayward Prof. of Genetics ResearchPediatrics/Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineGenomic imprinting, Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes, mammalian gametogenesis, early onset morbid obesity driscdj@peds.ufl.edu
DuckworthDonnaHPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineBacterial pathogenesis and bacteriophage therapy duckwort@mgm.ufl.edu
DunnBenMPh.D.Distinguished ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineProtein structure and function bdunn@college.med.ufl.edu
EylerFondaDPh.D.ProfessorPediatricsCollege of MedicineMedical and developmental effects of prenatal cocaine and alcohol exposure eylerfd@peds.ufl.edu
FarmerieWilliamPh.D.Associate Program Director & ScientistInterdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology ResearchOffice of ResearchDNA sequencing, bioinformatics wgf@biotech.ufl.edu
FerlRobertJPh.D.Professor & Assistant DirectorHorticultural SciencesAgricultural and Life Sciences robferl@ufl.edu
FishwickPaulAPh.D.ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringSystems Biology, Modeling and Simulation, Visualization, Semantic Web, Parallel Architectures fishwick@cise.ufl.edu
FletcherBradleySM.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorPharmacology and TherapeuticsCollege of MedicineNon-viral gene delivery, DNA transposons, tumor angiogenesis, gene therapy for hemophilia and cancer bsfletch@ufl.edu
FoltaKevinMPh.D.Associate Professor, "Graduate Coordinator,PMCBHorticultural SciencesAgricultural and Life 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
FosterJamieSPh.D.Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life SciencesThe lab is focused on examining the molecular mechanisms underlying carbonate mineralization in modern lithifying microbial mats. foster@ufl.edu
FosterThomasCPh.D.Professor and McKnight ChairNeuroscienceCollege of Medicine foster@mbi.ufl.edu
FrostSusanCPh.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineEngineered adipocytes, retroviral gene transfer, diabetes sfrost@ufl.edu
GabrielDeanWPh.D.ProfessorPlant PathologyAgricultural and Life SciencesMicrobial pathogenesis, plant host recognition and defenses, bacterial genomics, functional genomics, gene engineering dgabr@ufl.edu
GaderPaulDPh.D.ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineering pgader@cise.ufl.edu
GarlingtonWendyMM.S. MDPost Doc AssociatePediatricsCollege of Medicine garliwm@peds.ufl
GezanSalvadorAPh.D.Assistant ProfessorSchool of Forest Resources and ConservationAgricultural and Life SciencesThe lab is focused on developing, evaluating computational tools that facilitate the use of molecular information within a breeding program, and to facilitate the use of current experimental design and analyses techniques. Some of our areas of expertise include: linear mixed models, generalized linear mied models, together with use of software such as ASReml, SAS, R. sgezan@ufl.edu
GhivizzaniStevenCPh.D.Associate ProfessorOrthopaedics and RehabilitationCollege of MedicineGene- and stem cell-based treatments for musculoskeletal disorders ghivisc@ortho.ufl.edu
GilloolyJamesFPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences gillooly@zoo.ufl.edu
GironJorgeAPh.D.Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineBacterial Pathogenesis jagiron@ufl.edu
GitzendannerMatthewAPh.D.Associate ScientistBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesMy research is focused on plant evolutionary genetics, employing tools that range from population genetics to genomics. magitz@ufl.edu
Gong WhislerYanPh.D.Research Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacyPharmacogenomics; Serious Adverse Drug Reactions; Genetic Association Analysis; Genome-wide Association Studies; Statistical Genetics; Genetic Epidemiology gong@cop.ufl.edu
GonzalezClaudioFPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life SciencesGene expression and regulation, protein engineering, enzyme production and characterization cfgonzalez@ufl.edu
GoodenowMaureenMPh.D.Professor,Stephany W. Holloway University Chair for AIDS Research, Program DirectorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of Medicine: Research is focused on understanding mechanisms of innate immune dysfunction caused by HIV-1 by using clinical and laboratory studies. Approaches include systems biology and next generation sequencing to identify pathways modulated in macrophages by HIV-1 infection that contribute to neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular disease, and accelerated incidence of cancer. Molecular epidemiology and population genetics tools are applied to define viral gene flow in populations and the biodiversity of viruses in different ecological niches. Virome biodiversity is applied not only to lentiviruses, such as HIV-1 or SIV, but also to human oncogenic viruses such as HPV, HCV, and HBV. goodenow@ufl.edu
GorbatyukOlegPh.D.Research Assistant ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of Medicine olegor@ufl.edu
GossEricaMPh.D.Assistant ProfessorPlant Pathology and Emerging Pathogens InstituteInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesPlant pathogen evolution emgoss@ufl.edu
GravleeClarenceCPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAnthropologyLiberal Arts and SciencesEthnicity, race, and racism, human biological variation, cardiovascular disease, cultural dimensions of psychosocial stress cgravlee@ufl.edu
GuligPaulAPh.D.Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate EducationMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineMy 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
GurleyWilliamBB.S., M. S., Ph.D.ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell Science, Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyAgricultural and Life SciencesTranscriptional regulation in plants, Heat stress response, Heat shock transcription factors, General transcription factors such as TBP, TAFs, and TFIIB wgurley@ufl.edu
HagenStephenJPh.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
HahnDanielAPh.D.Associate ProfessorEntomology & NematologyAgricultural and Life 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
HallH GlennPh.D.Associate ProfessorEntomology & NematologyAgricultural and Life SciencesHoney bee genetics, introgressive hybridization between African and European subspecies, selective breeding, QTL analyses hgh@ifas.ufl.edu
HandlerAlfredMPh.D.Research Geneticist, Courtesy Assistant ProfessorEntomology & NematologyUSDA-ARS-CMAVETransgenic insect strain development for improved biological control . ahandler@ufl.edu
HannahCurtisLPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe primary focus of the laboratory is on the kinetic, allosteric and stability characteristics of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase and how these parameters affect cereal yield through starch biosynthesis. In collaboration, we investigate other genes/enzymes important in determining maize yield. Secondarily, we cooperate in efforts to elucidate the ramifications of Helitrons on the maize genome and their mechanism of gene-piece capture. lchannah@ufl.edu
HansenPeterJPh.D.Distinguished Professor, L.E. Red Larson ProfessorAnimal SciencesAgricultural and Life SciencesPreimplantation embryonic development, cellular responses to heat shock, embryo transfer, reproductive immunology hansen@animal.ufl.edu
HarfeBrianDPh.D.Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineMy lab uses the mouse and chick model systems to investigate how the intervertebral discs and digits form. bharfe@mgm.ufl.edu
HarmonAliceCPh.D.ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesInterests are plant calcium-dependent protein kinases and their roles, especially in the regulation of cysteine metabolism and redox regulation. harmon@ufl.edu
HarmonPhilipFPh.D.Associate ProfessorPlant PathologyAgricultural and Life SciencesFungal genetics and metagenomics pfharmon@ufl.edu
HauserBernardAPh.D.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
HauswirthWilliamPh.D.Professor and Eminent ScholarMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineEye disease hauswrth@eye1.eye.ufl.edu
HeldermonCoyDM.D./Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorMedicineCollege of MedicineLysosomal Storage Diseases, Sanfilippo Syndrome coy.heldermon@medicine.ufl.edu
HerzogRolandWPh.D.ProfessorPediatricsCollege of MedicineThe lab seeks to develop a gene therapy for the X-linked bleeding disorder hemophilia and to establish novel immune tolerance protocols for hemophilia and other genetic diseases. Using interdisciplinary approaches, we are pursuing several alternative strategies to induce tolerance to therapeutic proteins such as hepatic gene transfer, mucosal tolerance, Treg therapy, and drug-based immune modulation. Important mechanistic aspects of these studies include organ-specific immunity, innate immunity, and immune regulation/regulatory T cells. We are using small and large animal models of hemophilia to advance basic science toward clinical application. rherzog@ufl.edu
HoffmanBradEPh.D.Assistant ProfessorPediatricsCollege of MedicineImmunology of Gene Therapy bhoffman@ufl.edu
HromasRobertAM.D.Professor and ChairmanMedicineCollege of MedicineDNA double-strand break (DSB) repair robert.hromas@medicine.ufl.edu
HuangSumingPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineChromatin insulator, epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression, hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis sumingh@ufl.edu
IshovAlexanderMPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAnatomy and Cell BiologyCollege of MedicineDrug 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
JinShouguangPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineHost-pathogen interaction (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Agrobacterium tumefaciens) sjin@mgm.ufl.edu
JohnsonJulieAPharm.D.V. Ravi Chandran Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy & Medicine, Director, UF Center for Pharmacogenomics, Director, UF& Shands Personalized Medicine ProgramPharmacotherapy 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
JonesJeffreyBPh.D.ProfessorPlant PathologyAgricultural and Life SciencesPlant-microbe interactions, host plant resistance jbjones@ufl.edu
KahveciTamerPh.D.Assistant 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
KangByung-hoPh.D.Assistant professorMicrobiology and cell scienceAgricultural and Life SciencesPlant cell biology, epigenetics bkang@ufl.edu
KangPeterM.D.Associate Professor of PediatricsDepartment of PediatricsCollege of MedicineGenetics of muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders, Cockayne syndrome pbkang@ufl.edu
KasaharaHidekoMD, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorPhysiology and Functional GenomicsCollege of MedicineOur current research interest is to understand the functions of Nkx2.5, an evolutionarily conserved NK2 class of homeobox transcription factor in the heart. During the genomic analysis of cardiovascular diseases, mutations of NKX2.5 (capitals are used for human Nkx2.5) have emerged as a fascinating story both because of the roles this transcription factor plays in formation of the developing heart, as well as in maintenance of the normal heart after birth and throughout development to adulthood. We are particularly interested in the mechanisms of this transcription factor involved in regulating downstream targets, and how abnormal Nkx2.5 expression causes cardiac anomalies (such as atrial and ventricular septal defects), progressive atrioventricular block and left ventricular dysfunction. Multiple experimental techniques and tools including in vitro studies, cell culture and in vivo analysis of genetically engineered mice allow us to study multiple aspects of Nkx2-5 transcription factor. hkasahar@ufl.edu
KawaharaAkitoYPh.D.Assistant ProfessorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural History kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu
KayeFredericJM.D.Professor, co-Director Lung Cancer Multi-DisciplinaryInternal MedicineCollege of MedicineThe lab is focused on identifying and studying the functional implications of genetic alterations in lung and head & neck cancers. fkaye@ufl.edu
KenworthyKevinEPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAgronomyAgricultural and Life SciencesTurfgrass breeding and genetics kkenworthy@ifas.ufl.edu
KertesDarleneAPh.D.Assistant ProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts and SciencesGene environment interaction dkertes@ufl.edu
KeyhaniNematOPh.D.Associate ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life SciencesFungal genetics and biology, arthropod biological control keyhani@ufl.edu
KilbergMichaelSPh.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineCharacterization 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
KimballRebeccaTPh.D.Associate ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesThe lab is focused on understanding evolutionary patterns and processes, primarily focusing on birds. rkimball@ufl.edu
KingMichaelAPh.D.Research ScientistPharmacology and TherapeuticsCollege of Medicine making@ufl.edu
KirstMatiasPh.D.Associate ProfessorSchool of Forest Resources and ConservationAgricultural and Life 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
KladdeMichaelPPh.D.Associate ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of Medicine kladde@ufl.edu
KleeHarryJPh.D.Professor and Eminent ScholarHorticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyAgricultural and Life SciencesSignal transduction, Plant secondary metabolism, Flavor, Carotenoids hjklee@ifas.ufl.edu
KochKarenEPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyAgricultural and Life Sciences kek@ifas.ufL.edu
KolaczkowskiBryanPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life 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
LaipisPhilipJPh.D.Professor and Associate ChairmanBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineProtein structure-function plaipis@ufl.edu
LambaJatinderPh.D.Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchCollege of PharmacyIdentification, characterization and clinical validation of genomic/epigenomic markers predictive of therapeutic outcome cancer patients. jlamba@cop.ufl.edu
LangaeeTaimourYPh.D., MSPHResearch Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchPharmacy langaee@cop.ufl.edu
LawrenceRobertMMDClinical Associate ProfessorPediatric Infectious DiseaseCollege of MedicineTuberculosis, HIV, vectors lawrerm@peds.ufl.edu
LeleTanmayPh.D.Assistant ProfessorChemical EngineeringEngineeringMolecular and Cell Biophysics tlele@che.ufl.edu
LeonardChristianaMPh.D.Professor EmeritusNeuroscienceCollege of MedicineThe lab is focused on the origin and characterization of individual differences in human brain structure leonardc@ufl.edu
LevyHazelCPh.D.Visiting Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Scienceshost-pathogen interactions, genetic ecology hclevy@ufl.edu
LewinAlfredSPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineMy 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
LewisDelanoSPh.D.Assistant Research ScientistMcGuire Center for Lepidoptera and BiodiversityFlorida Museum of Natural History dlewis@ufl.edu
LiYuqingPh.D.Professor of Neurology and NeuroscienceDepartment of NeurologyCollege of MedicinePathophysiology 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
LiaoDaiqingPh.D.Associate ProfessorAnatomy and Cell Biology - UF Shands Cancer CenterCollege of MedicineOur 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
LinserPaulJPh.D.ProfessorAnatomy and Cell Biology - Whitney Laboratory for Marine BioscienceCollege of Medicine pjl@whitney.ufl.edu
LongMaureenTPh.D.Associate ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineArboviral Diseases of Man and Animals longm@ufl.edu
LorcaGracielaLPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life SciencesChemical biology of one-component transcriptional regulators, high throughput screen of small molecule binding modules, development of live vectors glorca@ufl.edu
LuJianrongPh.D.Associate ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineThe 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
LuoXiaopingM.D.Research Assistant ProfessorObstetrics & GynecologyCollege of MedicineGene regulation in reproductive tract tissue xiaoping@obgyn.ufl.edu
MadenMalcolmPh.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
MaiVolkerPh.D.,MPHAssociate ProfessorEpidemiologyCollege of Medicine, Public Health & Health ProfessionsGut microbiota, diet, cancer epidemiology, enteric disease, bacteriophage, bioinformatics vmai@ufl.edu
MandelRonPh.D.ProfessorNeuroscienceCollege of MedicineNeurodegenerative disorders rmandel@ufl.edu
MartindaleMarkQPh.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
MartyniukChrisJPh.D.Associate ProfessorCenter for Environmental and Human Toxicology and Department of Physiological SciencesVeterinary MedicineAquatic toxicology; Sex steroids; Neuroendocrinology; Gamma-aminobutyric acid; Transcriptomics; Proteomics; Reproduction; Fish biologycmartyn@ufl.edu
MaruniakJamesEPh.D.Associate ProfessorEntomology & NematologyAgricultural and Life SciencesThe lab is investigating RNA silencing of arboviruses in vitro and in vivo. We perform baculovirus expression and phylogenetics. We are also determining viral genetic variation through host selection. marun@ufl.edu
MathewsCarolAPh.D.Pre-Eminent ProfessorPsychiatryCollege of Medicine camathews@mac.com
Maupin-FurlowJulieAPh.D.ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life 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
McCartyDonaldRPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyAgricultural and Life SciencesSeed development, Maize, Arabidopsis, Abscisic acid biosynthesis, B3 domain transcription factors, Carotenoid dioxygenases drm@ufl.edu
McDanielStuartPh.D.Asst. ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and Sciences stuartmcdaniel@ufl.edu
McFaddenGrantPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThe lab is focused on the colecular biology of myxoma virus. grantmcf@ufl.edu
McIntyreLaurenMPh.D.Professor, Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of Medicine The lab is focused on modeling gene regulatory networks. mcintyre@ufl.edu
MergiaAyalewPh.D.ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineAIDS, FIV, retroviruses, ribozymes mergiaa@ufl.edu
MillerChristineWPh.D.Assistant Research ScientistEntomology & NematologyAgricultural and Life SciencesEvolution of behavior and morphology with a focus on the environment's role in trait expression and evolution cwmiller@ufl.edu
MiyamotoMichaelMPh.D.ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesVertebrate Biology miyamoto@clas.ufl.edu
MooreGloriaAPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciencescitrus genetics, cold stress and acclimation, terpenoid biosynthesis, genetic transformation, citrus pathology gamoore@ad.ufl.edu
MorozLeonidLPh.D.Professor of Neuroscience, Biology & ChemistryNeuroscienceCollege of Medicineepigenetics, genome biology, genomic bases of memory, neuronal identiry and plasticity; animal phylogeny and evolution, phylogenomics, next generation sequencing moroz@whitney.ufl.edu
MouZhonglinPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell Science, Plant Molecular and Cellurlar BiologyAgricultural and Life SciencesPlant Defense Responses zhlmou@ufl.edu
MoyerRichardWPh.D.Professor and Senior Associate DeanMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicinePoxvirus biology and pathogenesis rmoyer@mgm.ufl.edu
Mulligan (Kolman)ConnieJPh.D.Professor, Associate DirectorAnthropologyLiberal 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
MuñozPatricioPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAgronomyInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesBreeding, genomics, quantitative genetics, experimental design, predictions, crops p.munoz@ufl.edu
MuzyczkaNicholasNPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineAdeno-associated virus (AAV) and virus vectors muzyczka@mgm.ufl.edu
NickHarrySPh.D.ProfessorNeuroscienceCollege of Medicine hnick@ufl.edu
NotterpekLuciaPh.D.Chair and ProfessorNeuroscience, and Anatomy and Cell BiologyCollege of Medicineheritable neurodegenerative disorders notterp@mbi.ufl.edu
O'BrienThomasWPh.D.ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineMitochondria; Ribosomes; Apoptosis; tobrien@ufl.edu
OgleWilliamPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineeringStress, Aging, Memory wogle@bme.ufl.edu
OgramAndrewPh.D.ProfessorSoil and Water ScienceInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesMicrobial Ecology; genetics of biodegradation of xenobiotics avo@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
OhSukPPh.D.Assistant ProfessorPhysiology and Functional GenomicsCollege of Medicine ohp@phys.med.ufl.edu
OppenheimerDavidGPh.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
OrmerodBrandiKPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineeringadult neurogenesis, neural stem cells, neurodegeneration bormerod@bme.ufl.edu
OstrovDavidAPh.D.Associate ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of Medicine 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
PappBernadettPh.D.Research Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Oral BiologyCollege of DentistryStem cells, reprogramming (iPSC), epigenetic and signaling regulation of cell fate changes, wound healing injury and regeneration, GENOMICS approaches (ChIPseq and RNAseq)bpapp@dental.ufl.edu.edu
PardalosPanosPh.D.Distinguished Professor and Co-DirectorCenter for Applied Optimization, ISEEngineeringglobal and combinatorial optimization pardalos@ufl.edu
PaulAnna-LisaPh.D.Research ProfessorHorticultural SciencesCollege of Agricultural and Life SciencesPlant space biology; plant molecular responses to novel abiotic stress alp@ufl.edu
PaulayGustavPh.D.Curator / ProfessorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural Historyphylogenetics and biodiversity paulay@ufl.edu
Pen–agaricanoFranciscoPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAnimal SciencesCollege of Agricultural and Life SciencesStatistical and quantitative genetics and genomics; Nutritional genomics; Causal inference in multivariate genetic systemsfpenagaricano@ufl.edu
PeterGaryFPh.D.ProfessorSchool of Forest Resources and ConservationCollege of Agricultural Life SciencesBreeding, carbon allocation, cellular and developmental biology, metabolism, quantitative genetics gfpeter@ufl.edu
ProsperiMattiaPh.DAssociate ProfessorDepartment of EpidemiologyCollege of Public Health and Health Professions & College of MedicineBiomedical modeling and big data mining m.prosperi@ufl.edu
QiuYiPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAnatomy and Cell BiologyCollege of Medicinegene regulation in pluripotency progenitor cells and in cancer qiuy@ufl.edu
QuesenberryKennethHPh.D.Interim Chair and Professor Emeritus Turf and Forage BreedingAgronomyCollege of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe lab is focused on genetic improvement of forages and turfgrasses using molecular and classical methods. clover@ufl.edu
RajannaChythanyaPh.D.Asst. ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineYersinia pestis; bacteriophage; molecular epidemiology; Vibro cholerae; bacterial pathogenesis; bacterial biofilms crajanna@ufl.edu
RankaSanjayPh.D. Computer ScienceProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringBioinformatics, Data Intensive Applications, Data Mining, Grid Computing ranka@cise.ufl.edu
RanumLaura P.W.Ph.D.Professor, Director, Center for NeuroGeneticsMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of Medicineunderstanding how repeat expansions cause myotonic dystrophy and ataxia ranum@ufl.edu
RathinasabapathiBalaPh.D.ProfessorHorticultural Sciences, Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyAgricultural and Life 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
ReedDavidLPh.D.CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryHost/parasite coevolution, mammalogy, phylogenetics, bioinformatics dlreed@ufl.edu
RenneRolfPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineOur 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
ResnickJamesPh.D.Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineOur lab is interesting in the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic imprinting at the locus responsible for Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes resnick@mgm.ufl.edu
ReyesLeticiaDVM, Ph.D.Research Assistant ProfessorInfectious Diseases and PathologyVeterinary MedicineIdentifying microbial virulence factors of Porphyromonas gingivalis that promote intrauterine growth restriction/and chronic kidney disease. Using murine host genetics to identify the mechanism of chorioamnionitis induced fetal sepsis and fetal inflammatory response syndrome. lreyes@ufl.edu
Rincon-LimasDiegoEPh.D.Assistant ProfessorNeurologyCollege of MedicineDrosophila and cellular models of neurodegenerative diseases, Prion disorders, Alzheimer's disease, ER stress, molecular chaperones diego.rincon@neurology.ufl.edu
RivaAlbertoAPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThe lab focuses on the development of software tools and analysis methods for computational biology, with specific emphasis on next-generation sequencing, epigenetics, and the genetic analysis of complex diseases. ariva@ufl.edu
RollinsJeffreyAPh.D.Associate ProfessorPlant PathologyAgricultural and Life 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
RomeoTonyPh.D.ProfessorMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life SciencesBacterial global regulatory circuits, RNA-based regulation, molecular genetics of biofilm development tromeo@ufl.edu
RyanJosephPh.D.Assistant ProfessorWhitney Lab for Marine BioscienceWhitney Lab for Marine BioscienceBioinformatics joseph.ryan@whitney.ufl.edu
SalemiMarcoMPh.D.Assistant ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of Medicinevirus evolution and molecular epidemiology salemi@pathology.ufl.edu
SantosJose EduardoPPh.D., DVMProfessorAnimal SciencesAgricultural and Life 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
SarkisianMatthewRPh.D.Assistant ProfessorNeuroscienceCollege of MedicineCellular and molecular mechanisms underlying normal and pathogenetic development of the cerebral cortex. matt.sarkisian@mbi.ufl.edu
SchatzDesmondAMDProfessor and Associate ChairPediatricsCollege of MedicineEtiology, pathophysiology and prevention of Type 1 diabetes schatda@peds.ufl.edu
SchultzGregorySPh.D.Research Foundation Professor,Director Medical Student Research ProgramObstetrics & GynecologyCollege of MedicineThe 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
ScottEdwardWPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineGene regulation, biology of hematopoietic progenitor cells escott@ufl.edu
SeaverElaineCPh.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
Semple-RowlandSusanLPh.D.ProfessorNeuroscienceCollege of MedicineThe 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
SessaEmilyBPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiologyLiberal Arts & 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
SettlesMarkAPh.D.Associate Professor, Program Director Plant Molecular and Cellular BiologyHorticultural 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
SitharamMeeraPh.D.Associate ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineering(Symmetric Macro) Molecular structure, Conformational landscapes, Assembly -- specifically the influence of geometric constraints sitharam@ufl.edu
SmarttChelseaTPh.D.Associate ProfessorEntomology & NematologyAgricultural and Life SciencesMolecular biology and biochemistry of disease transmitting mosquitoes. Medical entomology. Gene expression and regulation. ctsmart@ufl.edu
SnyderRichardOPh.D.Associate Professor, Program Director, CERHBMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThe lab is investigating how episomal rAAV vector genomes and vector gene expression persist long-term in vivo. rsnyder@cerhb.ufl.edu
SoltisDouglasEPh.D.Professor and ChairBiologyLiberal Arts and SciencesFloral developmental genetics, angiosperm systematics, genome doubling dsoltis@botany.ufl.edu
SoltisPamelaSPh.D.CuratorLaboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary GeneticsFlorida Museum of Natural Historypolyploidy, angiosperm phylogeny, conservation genetics psoltis@flmnh.ufl.edu
SongSihongPh.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
SongWen-YuanPh.D.Associate ProfessorPlant PathologyAgricultural and Life SciencesHost-Parasite interactions, plant signal transduction, protein networks wsong@ifas.ufl.edu
SrivastavaArunPh.D.George Kitzman Professor of Genetics, Pediatrics, MedicinePediatrics and Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThe 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
SwansonMauriceSPh.D.ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineOur research focuses on the regulation of RNA processing in development and disease. mswanson@ufl.edu
TabachnickWalterJPh.D.Center Director/ProfessorEntomology & NematologyAgricultural and Life SciencesInvestigates genetic and environmental factors that influence the ability of biting arthropods to transmit human and animal arboviruses, including West Nile virus, dengue virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, bluetongue virus. wjt@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
TanWeihongPh.D.Distinguished Professor, Associate DirectorChemistryLiberal Arts and SciencesOur research activities are in the area of bioanalytical chemistry, chemical biology, biophysics and biomedical engineering. We are mainly concerned with two major areas of biomedical problems: molecular foundation of cancer and learning and memory studies. We have three areas of research activities: Bionanotechnology: We develop and apply novel nanomaterials for a better understanding of biological phenomena on the nanometer scale. We develop nanomaterial-based new tools (such as functional nanoparticles, nanosensors and nano assemblies) for enhanced biomedical studies; Molecular engineering: We develop molecular probes for advanced bioanalytical applications in living cell studies, in biosensors for a variety of biomarkers, in drug development and in molecular motors for energy creation at the nanometer scale and the conversion of photonic energy into useful forms; tan@chem.ufl.edu
TennantMicheleRPh.D., M.L.I.S.University LibrarianHSC Libraries/UFGIVP Office for Health AffairsInformation Seeking Behavior; Library Liaison Programs; User Services tennantm@ufl.edu
TeradaNaohiroM.D., Ph.D.ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of MedicineThe lab is focused on (1) pluripotent stem cell biology and (2) mammalian mitochondrial ATP transporters. terada@pathology.ufl.edu
ThaiMyTPh.D.Assistant ProfessorComputer and Information Science and EngineeringEngineeringBiological Networks mythai@cise.ufl.edu
TibbettsScottPh.D.Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineViral long noncoding RNAs, viral miRNAs, pathogenesis of oncogenic viruses, virus-host interactions. stibbe@ufl.edu
TothZsoltP.h.DAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Oral BiologyCollege of DentistryMy 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
TriplettEricWPh.D.Professor and ChairMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life SciencesGenetic and proteomic analysis of plant colonization by endophytic bacteria; ewt@ufl.edu
TurnerPeterCPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicinePoxviruses: virus virulence, as sources of genes of potential therapeutic use, and as vectors pcturner@ufl.edu
VallejosCarlosEPh.D.Associate ProfessorHorticultural SciencesAgricultural and Life SciencesGenetics of Phaseolus vulgaris; Bean genetics and genomics vallejos@ufl.edu
VasilIndraKPh.D.Graduate Research Professor EmeritusPlant Molecular and Cellular Biology/HorticulturalAgricultural and Life SciencesReproductive biology of plants and molecular genetic improvement of grass and cereal species ivasil@ufl.edu
VermerrisWilfredPh.D.Associate Professor PIMicrobiology and Cell ScienceAgricultural and Life Sciencesplant cell wall chemistry, sorghum breeding and genetics, nanomaterials from plant biomass, biofuels wev@ufl.edu
VulpeChristopherM.D.ProfessorPhysiological SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine cvulpe@ufl.edu
WalkerClayPh.D.Professor, Associate DeanOral BiologyDentistryThis lab is focused on antibiotic resistance in bacterial biofilms, namely why a small subpopulation of cells survive very high levels of antibiotics while the majority do not. In addition,we are interested in the relationship between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Major techniques being used are 454 pyrosequencing and DNA microarrays. cwalker@dental.ufl.edu
WallacePeggyPh.D.Professor, IDP Genetics concentraion co-directorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of Medicine 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
WangEricPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineRNA processing, RNA localization, microsatellite repeat diseases, neuromuscular/neurological diseases, myotonic dystrophy eric.t.wang@ufl.edu
WangJianpingPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAgronomyAgricultural and Life 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
WangGary Ping-ChuanM.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorMedicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)College of MedicineHIV, HCV, viral evolution, drug resistance Gary.Wang@medicine.ufl.edu
WatersMichaelFPh.D., M.D., M.S.Assistant ProfessorNeurologyCollege of MedicineNeuroscience, Vascular biology mwaters@neurology.ufl.edu
WayneMartaLPh.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
WilliamsNorrisHPh.D.CuratorFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryPhylogenetics of Orchidaceae orchid@flmnh.ufl.edu
WilliamsCharlesAM.D.ProfessorPediatrics, Division of GeneticsCollege of MedicineNeurogenetics, brain malformations, Angelman syndrome, Autism, Birth Defects, Chromosome disorders, Microdeletion syndromes willicx@peds.ufl.edu
WoodCharlesEPh.D.Professor and ChairPhysiology and Functional GenomicsCollege of MedicineFetal development/fetal stress/prematurity woodc@ufl.edu
WuDapeng OliverPh.D.Associate ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringEngineering wu@ece.ufl.edu
WuLiziPh.D.Assistant ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineSignal transduction, mouse models, cancer therapeutics lzwu@ufl.edu
XiaoRuiPh.D.Assistant ProfessorAging & Geriatric ResearchCollege of Medicine rxiao@ufl.edu
XieMingyiPh.D.Assistant ProfessorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineNon-coding RNA-regulated gene expression, RNA-processing mingyi.xie@ufl.edu
YangThomasPPh.D.Professor & DirectorBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyCollege of MedicineEpigenetic regulation of transcription; X chromosome inactivation; genomic imprinting; DNA methylation; chromatin structure tpyang@ufl.edu
YinLiMD, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorPathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineCollege of Medicine(1) HIV-mediated immune defects, and interaction of HIV-1 with host ecosystem; (2) Multiple HPV type infection in asymptomatic men using next generation pyrosequencing and bioinformatic approach. yin@pathology.ufl.edu
ZhouLeiPh.D.Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicineThe lab is focused on understanding how cell suicide (apoptosis) is initiated in oncogenic cells or in cells infected by viruses. leizhou@ufl.edu
ZolotukhinSergeiPh.D.Research Associate ProfessorMolecular Genetics and MicrobiologyCollege of MedicinerAAV vectors, gene therapy approaches to treat obesity using neurocytokines szlt@ufl.edu
ZoriRobertoTMD.Associate ProfessorPediatrics/PathologyCollege of MedicineMedical Genetics, Medical Cytogenetics zori@peds.ufl.edu