Joint Faculty

Contact Information

Research and Professional Interests

Edward K.L. Chan Edward K. Chan, Ph.D.
Oral Biology
(352) 273-8849
  • Autoantibodies
  • GW Bodies
  • Oral Cancer
  • Rods & Rings
Christopher Cogle, Ph.D Christopher Cogle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 273-7493
  • Human hematopoietic stem cells
  • Cancer initiating cells
Martin Cohn Martin Cohn, Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
(352) 273-8099
  • Molecular development of vertebrate external genitalia
  • Evolution of vertebrate limb development
  • Developmental genetic mechanisms of vertebrate skeleton evolution.
Sarah Glover, DO
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-9400
  • Inflammatory and allergic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Role of food and environmental allergies in chronic abdominal pain and inflammatory bowel disease.
Coy Heldermon, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-8008
  • Gene therapy and stem cell therapy for patients with inherited diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
Shannon Holliday, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 392-3449
  • Activation of osteoclastic bone resorption
  • Structure, transport, and function of vacuolar H+ ATPase
  • Cytoskeletal dynamics in osteoclasts
  • MicroRNAs and RNA interference in dental physiology and pathophysiology
Sergei Kusmartsev Sergei Kusmartsev, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-8235
  • Mechanisms of cancer-related inflammation and immune suppression in cancer patients with focus on tumor microenvironment
  • Design of novel immune-based based approaches for treatment of urologic cancers
Christian Leeuwenburgh Christian Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief
Aging & Geriatric Research
(352) 273-5735
  • Aging and mitochondrial biology
  • Finding interventions that prevent the mitochondria from becoming dysfunctional
W. Stratford May, Jr., M.D., Ph.D W. Stratford May, Jr., MD, Ph.D.
Henry E. Innes Professor of Research
(352) 273-7832
  • Regulation of apoptosis by Bcl2 and other anti- or pro-apoptotic factors
LNotterpek Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
(352) 294-0030
  • Development of effective therapies for demyelinating disorders of the nervous system, such as hereditary neuropathies and multiple sclerosis
David N Reisman David N. Reisman, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 273-6000
  • Mechanism of BRG1 and BRM loss in cancer and how to restore the expression of these tumor suppressor proteins using small molecule inhibitors
  • Clinical effort on the treatment of lung cancer and BAC
George Sarosi, MD
Associate Professor and Robert H. Hux Professor
(352) 376-1611, ext. 6078
  • Laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Role of bile salts in malignant progression in Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Bile-salt-evoked growth signaling in Barrett’s Esophagus
MSegal Mark Segal, MD
Associate Professor and Division Chief
Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation
(352) 273-8821
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Mechanisms of the increased cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and women who have preeclampsia or preterm delivery
Shinichi Someya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Aging & Geriatric Research
(352) 294-5167
  • How cochlear hair cells, spiral ganglion neurons, and/or stria vascularis cells are continually lost throughout life
  • Molecular basis of hearing loss as well as hearing function under normal/healthy conditions
Robert Vander Griend Robert Vander Griend, MD
Associate Professor and Division Chief
(352) 392-4251
  • Adult & pediatric foot and ankle problems
  • Medical student and resident education
  • Clinical anatomy
Jill Verlander-Reed, DVM
Associate Scientist and Director
(352) 846-0820
  • Regulation of acid-base and electrolyte excretion by specific renal epithelial cells in the mammalian kidney
Stephanie Wohlgemuth, PhD. UF/IFAS Photo. 2011. Stephanie Wohlgemuth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences, IFAS
(352) 392-7563
  • Effect of aging, cellular stressors and specific signaling molecules such as hydrogen sulfide on mechanisms of cellular maintenance and bioenergetics, with specific interest in heart and skeletal muscle.