Primary Faculty


Jonathan Bird, Ph.D., 

Assistant Professor 

Email: Phone: 352-294-8633 Research Interests Hearing loss, molecular motors and cytoskeletal disease, gene therapy & high-content screening and drug discovery


Gemma Casadesus, Ph.D.

Professor & Concentration Co-Director

Email: Phone: 352-294-5346 Research Interests  Menopause, metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative diseases, neuromodulation & neuroplasticity

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Olga Guryanova, MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Phone: 352-294-8590 Research Interests  Cancer, hematopoietic stem cells, epigenetics & drug discovery
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Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D.

Professor & Concentration Director

Email: Phone: 352-627-9208 Research Interests   Cancer, chemokines & receptors

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Daniel Kopinke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Phone: 352 294-5355 Research Interests  Tissue regeneration, primary cilia and ciliopathies, fatty fibrosis & drug discovery

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Brian K. Law, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Phone: 352-273-9423 Research Interests  Cancer, cell cycle regulation & drug discovery


Erica Levitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Phone: 352-294-8651 Research Interests  Neuropharmacology, opioids & respiratory

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Jeffrey Martens, Ph.D.

Thomas H. Maren Professor & Chair

Email: Phone: 352-294-5352 Research Interests  Neuropharmacology, olfaction & cardiovascular

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Mark Moehle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Phone: 352-294-5571 Research Interests  Dystonia, Lewy body dementia, movement disorders, muscarinic acetylcholine receptors & Parkinson’s disease

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Steven D. Munger, Ph.D.

Professor & Vice Chair

Email: Phone: 352-294-5479 Research Interests  Neuropharmacology & olfaction

Dr. Roger Papke

Roger Papke, Ph.D.


Email:  Phone: (352) 392-4712 Research Interests  Neuropharmacology & CNS


Thomas Rowe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Email: Phone: 352-273-9421 Research Interests  Cancer & DNA topoisomerases

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Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.


Email: Phone: 352-273-9416 Research Interests  Myosin & Muscular disorder


Nikhil Urs

Assistant Professor 

Email: Phone: 352-294-5727 Research Interests  Dopamine & Brain disorders

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Dan Wesson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Email: Phone: (857) 225-2706 Research Interests  Neuropharmacology & sensory processing