Faculty

Contact Information

Research and Professional Interest

ydaaka
Hasskell Hess Professor and Chair
(352) 273-8112
ydaaka@ufl.edu
  • Understanding the biological roles of G protein-coupled and androgen receptors that instruct embryonic development and continue to function in adulthood
davram
Preeminence Professor
Associate Chair
(352) 273-5897
davram@ufl.edu
  • Epigenetic and transcriptional control in immune responses – impact on immune homeostasis and autoimmune diseases
  • Harnessing the immune responses for cancer therapies
  • Ubiquitin ligases in multiple sclerosis and neuro-inflammation
  • Ubiquitin ligases in inflammatory bowel diseases and colon cancer
  • New therapies for multiple sclerosis – collaboration with Dr. Keselowsky – Bioengineering
johnaris
Associate Professor
(352) 273-6868
johnaris@ufl.edu
  • Cellular Aging
  • Mechanisms that regulate chronological and replicative life span in eukaryotic cell types
dunn
Professor
(352) 273-9007
dunn@ufl.edu
  • Molecular aspects of the regulation and mechanisms of cellular autophagy in normal and diseased tissues
guijarro
Maria Guijarro, PhD
Assistant Scientist
(352) 273-9156
guijam@ufl.edu
guo
Jianhui Guo, PhD
Assistant Scientist
(352) 273-9720
jiguo@ufl.edu
huang
Professor
(352) 273-6769
shuanghuang@ufl.edu
  • Elucidating molecular mechanisms associated with breast and ovarian cancer metastasis
  • Identifying cancer driver genes/pathways in ovarian cancer
ishov
Associate Professor
(352) 273-8202
ishov@ufl.edu
  • Chemoresistance in breast cancer
  • Nuclear Structure and Function
  • Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Tumor Suppression
lingtao
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-6953
ljin1@ufl
  • Signaling basis of cancer metabolism with focus on function of metabolic enzymes and onco-metabolites in cancer and drug resistance
  • Obtained insights to the development of molecular-targeted therapies to treat human cancers
jackson
Research Associate Professor
(352) 273-5068
moiraj@ufl
  • Mechanotransduction by Endothelial Cells is Direction Dependent and Ligand Specific and Shear Stress regulates forward and reverse planar cell polarity
  • Pinin is involved in Tcf/Lef activity in mice, interacts with SRp75, SRm300 and SRrp130 in corneal epithelial cells and Pnn RNAi induces loss of cell-cell adhesion in corneal epithelial cells
  • Stereological differences between control and exercise in pregnancy, diabetic patients, small for gestational age individuals and high and low altitude pregnancies
  • Localization of PDECGF and VEGF in human placentae throughout gestation
liao
Associate Professor
(352) 273-8188
dliao@ufl.edu
  • Cell-biological functions of KATs & HDACs in virology, epigenetics and cancer biology, as well as on discovery, characterization, and optimization of novel small-molecule inhibitors of these enzymes for cancer therapy
linser
Professor
Whitney Marine Laboratory
(904) 461-4036
pjl@whitney
  • Regulation of genes that serve to distinguish and define specific cell types in maturing tissues
makki
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-9550
nadja.makki@ufl
  • How non-coding variants influence susceptibility to complex diseases
  • Gene networks and molecular pathways underlying connective tissue diseases
maxey
Research Assistant Professor
(352) 273-8899
amaxey@ufl
morozov
Assistant Scientist
(352) 273-8216
morozov@ufl
narayan
Professor
(352) 273-8163
snarayan@ufl
  • Targeting DNA repair and replication pathways for therapy of colorectal cancer
  • Mechanisms of cigarette smoke-induced breast and lung carcinogenesis
  • Role of APC in DNA repair
nonabur
Assistant Scholar
(352) 273-9393
nonabur@ufl
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award, 2006 to 2012
opavsky
Associate Professor
(352) 294-8596
ropavsky@ufl
  • Role of DNA methyltransferases in normal and malignant hematopoiesis
qiu
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-8201
qiuy@ufl
  • Understanding the structure and function of different class of HDACs, as well as their roles in gene regulation and cancer
rarey
Professor
(352) 273-5753
rarey@ufl
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award Medical Honor Society, 2018
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars, 2018
  • UF College of Medicine Class of 2020 established the Class of 2020 Kyle E. Rarey, PhD Award for Excellence in the Anatomical Sciences, 2018
  • Enhancing Cognitive Learning of Human Anatomy through Augmented Reality and Mobile Technology
  • Rarey KE, Weitzel S, and Downey D Awarded $125,925.00, 2018-2019
taread
Research, Assistant Professor
(352) 273-8154
taread@ufl
  • Cell Motility
  • Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
  • Brain Cancer Metastasis
sugrue
Professor
Sr. Associate Dean of Research Affairs
(352) 273-8475
sugrue@ufl
  • Elucidate the molecular determinants of the regulation of corneal epithelial cell phenotype
hamsa
Assistant Scientist
(352) 273-8244
hamsathayele1@ufl
  • Cancer research
  • Prostate cancer signaling
  • Nuclear receptors and cancer
vitriol
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-9214
evitriol@ufl
  • Actin dynamics
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • High-resolution microscopy
bowen
Bowen Yan, PhD
Assistant Scientist
(352) 273-8228
yanbowen@ufl
  • Understanding the molecular mechanisms of chemo-resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Cancer cell heterogeneity and clonal evolution during chemotherapy
mzk
Professor
(352) 273-9153
mzajackaye@ufl
  • Understanding mechanisms of oncogenic transformation
  • Defining patterns of cooperation between thymidylate synthase (TS) and other cancer genes using a series of defined mouse models
  • Improve use of TS as a biomaker and therapeutic target