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Primary Faculty

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Jonathan Bird, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Email: j.bird@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-8633

Research Interests

  • Hearing loss
  • Molecular motors and cytoskeletal disease
  • Gene therapy
  • High-content screening and drug discovery

Olga Guryanova, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Email: oguryanova@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-8590

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells
  • Epigenetics
  • Drug discovery

Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D.
Professor

 

Email: jharriso@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-627-9208

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Chemokines
  • Receptors

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Daniel Kopinke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Email: dkopinke@ufl.edu
Phone: 352 294-5355

Research Interests

  • Tissue Regeneration
  • Primary Cilia and Cilopathies
  • Fatty Fibrosis
  • Drug Discovery

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Brian K. Law, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

 

Email: bklaw@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9423

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Cell Cycle Regulation
  • Drug Discovery

Erica Levitt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Email: erica.levitt@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-8651

Research Interests

  •  Neuropharmacology
  • Opioids
  • Respiratory

Jeffrey Martens, Ph.D.
Thomas H. Maren Professor & Chair

 

Email: martensj@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5352

Research Interests

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Olfaction
  • Cardiovascular

Steven D. Munger, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair

 

Email: steven.munger@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5479

Research Interests

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Olfaction

Roger Papke, Ph.D.
Professor

 

Email: rlpapke@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-4712

Research Interests

  • Drug Discovery
  • Ion Channels
  • Receptors

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Thomas C. Rowe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

 

Email: tomrowe@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9421

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Drug Discovery
  • Drug Resistance
  • Topisomerases

Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
Professor

 

Email: lsweeney@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9416

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Muscular Distrophy
  • Gene Therapies

Gonzalo E. Torres, Ph.D.
Professor

 

Email: gonzalotorres@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-8315

Research Interests

  • Regulation of dopamine homeostasis
  • Physiological role of brain specific orphan transporters
  • Biological function of the dystonia-related torsinA protein

Nikhil Urs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Email: nikhilurs@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5727

Research Interests

  • Dopamine neurotransmission
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Dopamine Circuit mapping
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Schizophrenia

Daniel Wesson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

 

Email: danielwesson@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-8767

Research Interests

  • Olfaction
  • Sensory-driven motivated behaviors
  • Attention
  • Neurodegeneration


Research Faculty

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David Hammers
Research Assistant Professor

 

Email: dhammers@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5661


Peter Hook
Research Assistant Professor

 

Email: shook@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5661


Michael King, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

 

Email: making@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-376-1611×6499


Mary Law, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

 

Email: marylaw@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9434


Gary Todd, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

 

Email: gary.todd@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5661


Kirill Ukhanov
Research Assistant Scientist

 

Email: kirill.ukhanov@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9432(L)


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Hong Xing, Ph.D.
Assistant In Pharmacology & Therapeutics

 

Email: hongxing@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-0670


Yi Zhang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

 

Email: yizhang@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-376-1611×5046



Emeritus Faculty

Picture of Dr. BakerStephen P. Baker, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

Email: spbaker@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5358


Lal Garg Picture Lal Garg, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

 


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William R. Kem, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

Email: wrkem@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-0669


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Edwin M. Meyer, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 


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Allen H. Neims, M.D., Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

Email: ahneims@ufl.edu


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Philip J. Scarpace, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

Email: scarpace@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9424


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Kathleen T. Shiverick, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

Email: kschiveri@ufl.edu


Dr. David N. Silverman

David N. Silverman, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

 

Email: scarpace@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9424


Dr. Tumer

Nihal Tümer, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

Email: ntumer@ufl.edu
Phone: 352- 273-9424


Courtesy Appointments

Xianlin Han, PhD
Professor – Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Inst.
Phone:  352-392-4907
Email:  xhan@SBPdiscovery.org
Eugene Goldberg, PhD
Professor
Phone:  352-392-4907
Email:  egold@mse.ufl.edu
Philip V LoGrasso, PhD
Associate Professor
Email:  LoGrasso@scripps.edu

 



Affiliated UF Faculty

Kevin Behrns, MD
Professor and Chair – Surgery
Phone:  352-265-0622
Email:  Kevin.Behrns@surgery.ufl.edu
Raymond Booth, PhD
Professor – Northeastern University College of Science
Email:  ra.booth@neu.edu
Irene Cooke, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Director and Research Integrity Officer, UF Office of Research
Phone: 352-392-9174
Email:  irenecooke@ufl.edu
Donn Dennis, MD
Professor – Anethesiology
Phone:  352-846-1355
Email:  ddennis@anest.ufl.edu
Nicole Horenstein, PhD
Associate Professor – Department of Chemistry
Phone:  352-392-9859
Email:  horen@chem.ufl.edu
Margaret James, PhD
Professor and Chair – Medicinal Chemistry
Phone:  352-273-7707
Email:  mojames@ufl.edu
Howard Johnson, PhD
Graduate Research Professor – Microbiology & Cell Science
Phone:  352-846-0968
Email: johnsonh@ufl.edu
Peter Kima, PhD
Associate Professor – Microbiology & Cell Science
Phone:  352-392-0384
Email:  pkima@ufl.edu
Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair – Medicinal Chemistry
Phone:  352-273-7738
Email:  luesch@cop.ufl.edu
William May, MD, PhD
Professor – Hematology & Oncology
Phone:  352-273-7760
Email:  smay@ufl.edu
John Petitto, MD
Professor – Psychiatry
Phone:  352-294-0416
Email:  jpetitto@ufl.edu
Nigel Richards, PhD
Professor – Biological Chemistry, Cardiff University
Email:  richardsn14@cardiff.ac.uk
Stephen Roberts, PhD
Professor – Physiological Sciences
Phone:  352-294-4514
Email:  smroberts@ufl.edu
Dietmar Siemann, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair – Radiation Oncology
Phone:  352-265-0287
Email:  siemadw@ufl.edu
Thomas Vickroy, PhD
Professor – Physiological Sciences
Phone:  352-294-4036
Email:  vickroy@ufl.edu
Rui Xiao, PhD
Assistant Professor – Institute on Aging
Phone:  352-273-9389
Email:  rxiao@ufl.edu


Adjunct Faculty

Edgardo Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Email: edrod@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5781

Research Interests

  • Neurological diseases