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

Gemma Casadesus
Professor

Email: gcasadesus@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5346

Research Interests

  • Menopause
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroplasticity

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

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Mark Moehle
Assistant Professor

Email: mark.moehle@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-5571

Research Interests

  • Dystonia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors
  • Parkinson’s disease

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

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