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William K. Scott, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor
The Dr. John. T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
 
Faculty
Faculty MemberContact
Tatjana  Abaffy, Ph.D. Tatjana Abaffy, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary
Olfaction, olfactory receptors and ligands
Cancer cell biology and metabolism
 
305-243-1508 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 6147B
email 
Maria  Abreu, M.D. Maria Abreu, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology
305-243-8644, 6404 (ph)
305-243-6125 (fax)
Room 510, R. Bunn Gautier Building
email 
Becky  Adkins, Ph.D. Becky Adkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
"We study the developmental regulation of the immune system in a pediatric murine model. Our studies focus on cytokine production, inflammation, infectious diseases, epigenetics, and both the systemic and intestinal immune systems."
 
305-243-5560 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3152A (office), 3152D (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Arba L Ager

305-243-3142 (ph)
RMSB 3111
 
Fazal  Ahmad, Ph.D. Fazal Ahmad, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Biotin Enzymes, Hormonal and Nutrient Control of Gene Expression
(305) 243-5910 (ph)
email 
Pierre Alexandre, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
410-502-2588 (ph)
410-955-9088 (fax)
Hampton House 833
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Norman H.  Altman, V.M.D. Norman H. Altman, V.M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Director of the Division of Comparative Pathology
305-243-1635, 6415 (ph)
305-243-3549 (fax)
Room 7101A, Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Ibolya Edit András, MD Ibolya Edit András, MD
Research Assistant Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
The role of the blood-brain barrier in the HIV-1 infected brain’s amyloid pathology.
305-243-0261 (ph)
Rm 528B Gautier
email 
Samita S. Andreansky, Ph.D. Samita S. Andreansky, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
305-243-4896 (ph)
305-243-4010 (fax)
Room 740, Batchelor Children's Research Institute
email 
Victor   Andreev, PhD, DSc Victor Andreev, PhD, DSc
Associate Professor
Research Summary
Systems biology, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, proteomics.
305 243 3487 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1476
email 
Michael H. Antoni, Ph.D. Michael H. Antoni, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry
Research Summary
 
Nelson   Arboleda, M.D., M.P.H. Nelson Arboleda, M.D., M.P.H.
Director - Central American Region - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(404) 553-8825 (ph)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Unit 3190, Box 153, Diplomatic PO AA 34024, US Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Myriam Arevalo-Herrera
Professor, Instituto de Inmunologia del Valle, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(+57-2) 5581859 (ph)
(+57-2)5581061 (fax)
Km. 6 Puerto Tejada, Corregimiento Hormiguero, Cali, Colombia
email 
Kristopher L. Arheart, Ed.D. Kristopher L. Arheart, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Biostatistics
305-243-3488 (ph)
305-243-6436 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1067
email 
Coleen  Atkins, PhD Coleen Atkins, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
We study the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity that underlie learning and memory. Presently, we are focused on how manipulating molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity can improve recovery after CNS injury.
 
305-243-4698 (ph)
305-243-3914 (fax)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 3-17
email 
William  Awad, Ph.D. William Awad, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
305-243-4909 (ph)
 
Richard Awdeh
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
305-482-5135 (ph)
Rm 324C Anne Bates Leach Eye Hosp/Bascom Palmer
 
Nagi  Ayad, Ph.D. Nagi Ayad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Sciences
Research Summary
Dr. Ayad's research focuses on the biochemical regulation of genes involved in cell cycle transitions in the developing nervous system.
 
 
305-243-7695 (ph)
413 Biomedical Research Building
email 
Nagi  Ayad, PhD Nagi Ayad, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Summary
Ubiquitin, cell biology, neurobiology, cerebellum, neurite outgrowth, drug discovery
305-243-7695 (ph)
BRB 413
email 
Lorraine C.  Backer, Ph.D., M.P.H. Lorraine C. Backer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Epidemiology Consultant-National Center for Environmental Health- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
770- 488-3426 (ph)
770- 488-3450 (fax)
National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
email 
Glen N. Barber, Ph.D. Glen N. Barber, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman of Cell Biology, Associate Director for Basic Research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-5914 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
Room 511, Papanicolaou Cancer Research Building
email 
Alberto  Barcelo, M.D., M.S.C. Alberto Barcelo, M.D., M.S.C.
Regional Advisor, Pan American Health Organization, Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
202-974-3589 (ph)
202-974-3632 (fax)
Pan American Health Organizatoin
email 
Julio C. Barredo, M.D. Julio C. Barredo, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Research Summary
Toppel Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Oncology, Bone arrow and stem cell transplantation, Childhood brain and spinal tumors, Pediatric sickle cell disease.
 
305-585-5635 (ph)
305-325-8387 (fax)
 
Ellen  Barrett, Ph.D. Ellen Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
We use fluorescent indicator dyes and a confocal microscope system to study changes in cytosolic and mitochondrial [Ca2+], mitochondrial membrane potential and vesicular release in motor terminals.
 
305-243-6825 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 5001
email 
John  Barrett, Ph.D. John Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Our laboratory studies how mammalian central neurons respond to environmental stresses.
 
305-243-6357 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 5018A
email 
Antoni  Barrientos, Ph.D. Antoni Barrientos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
We are interested in the basic processes underlying the biogenesis of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) and how they bear on human neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.
 
(305) 243-8683 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 2067
email 
Mary  Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D. Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D.
Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, Professor, Cell Biology, Neurological Surgery, and Neurology
Research Summary
Development of combination strategies to repair the injured spinal cord
 
(305) 243-4596 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 5-18
email 
Consuelo Beck-Sague, M.D.
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Medical Epidemiology Consultant. CDC, Atlanta, GA, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-921-9252 (ph)
 
Gary W. Beecham, Ph.D. Gary W. Beecham, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Beecham’s interests include statistical genetics and bioinformatics methods, including next-generation sequencing analysis, copy number analysis, gene and pathway based tests, and multiple testing problems. Dr. Beecham is involved in studies of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and others.
 
305-243-7965 (ph)
305-243-2523 (fax)
Room 417 Biomedical Research Building
email 
John  Beier, Sc.D. John Beier, Sc.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Professor, Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
305-243-2977 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1040
email 
John R. Bethea, Ph.D. John R. Bethea, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery
305-243-8930 (ph)
305-243-3914 (fax)
Room 3-21, Lois Pope LIFE Center
email 
Claude  Betts, M.D., M.P.H. Claude Betts, M.D., M.P.H.
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
011-507-225-9835 (ph)
email 
Eleonore  Beurel, Ph.D. Eleonore Beurel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member
Research Summary

Neuroinflammation during depressive disorders,T cells, astrocytes, microglia, macrophages cytokines, Mouse models of mood disorders

305 243 0263 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
1011 NW 15th Street, Gautier room 415
 
Sanjoy  Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Research Summary
Neuroproteomics, posttranslational modification of deimination, local protein synthesis in neuronal dendrites
 
(305) 482-4103 (ph)
McKnight Vision Research Center - 7th Floor
email 
Laura  Bianchi, Ph.D. Laura Bianchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
sensory perception and neurodegeneration
 
305-243-1887 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 5133
email 
Antonio  Bianco, M.D., Ph.D. Antonio Bianco, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine
Research Summary
Thyroid hormone action starts and ends by deiodination
 
305-243-5631 (ph)
305-243-7268 (fax)
email 
Suzy Drummond-Carvalho Bianco, Ph.D. Suzy Drummond-Carvalho Bianco, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary

G-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling and Human Diseases; GPR54 and Pubertal Maturation

Functional Studies of Genetic Mutations Associated with Receptor Signaling
 
305-243-8164 (ph)
Batchelor's Children's Research Inst. #607
email 
David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H. David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President, Provost, Faculty Affairs; Associate Dean, Executive Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Director, University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital; Professor,Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public Health
305-585-6102 (ph)
240 Ashe Administration Building
email 
Nanette  Bishopric, M.D., F.A.C.C. Nanette Bishopric, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Research Summary
"Cardiac myocyte growth and death, transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of cell growth"
 
305-243-6775 (ph)
305-243-6082 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6038
email 
John  Bixby, Ph.D. John Bixby, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Vice Provost of Research, and Director, UM Neuroscience Center
Research Summary
Research in the lab is focused on axon growth and guidance during development and regeneration
 
305-243-4874 (ph)
305-243-3921 (fax)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 4-17
email 
Susan  Blanton, Ph.D. Susan Blanton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
I work on the statistical aspect of mapping genes for a variety of Mendelian and complex disorders. Among the disorders I am researching are: retinal diseases, deafness, club foot, cleft lip/palate, and stroke. In addition to mapping genes for deafness, I am also studying the effect that the unique mating structure of the deaf community has on the incidence of various forms of deafness. Lastly, I am also involved in genomic medicine and trying to integrate it into the private primary care setting.
 
(305) 243-8779 (ph)
(305) 243-2396 (fax)
Room 406, Biomedical Research Building
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Bonnie  Blomberg, Ph.D. Bonnie Blomberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
Aging B Lymphocytes, Tolerance to Transplants, and Immune Response in Breast Cancer Patients.
 
Our laboratory is funded for three major projects within the immune system: 1) to determine the molecular and cellular basis for the decline in the humoral immune response seen in aged mice; 2) to generate immune tolerance to foreign grafts, specifically kidney transplants; and 3) to assess the effect of psychosocial intervention on the immune system in breast cancer patients.
 
305-243-6040 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3146B (office), 3146A (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
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Olaf  Bodamer, M.D., Ph.D. Olaf Bodamer, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Human Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clinical Vice Chair of Human Genetics, Chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Genetics, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
Research Summary
Dr. Bodamer's interests include lysosomal storage disorders, newborn screening and genetics of prematurity.
 
305-243-6056 (ph)
305-243-3919 (fax)
Biomedical Research Building
email 
Richard  Bookman, Ph.D. Richard Bookman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
email 
Helen  Bramlett, Ph.D. Helen Bramlett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
My research interest is understanding the pathophysiology of traumatic injury leading to the use of therapeutic strategies targeting specific mechanisms of damage.
 
(305) 243-8926 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 3-18
email 
Karoline  Briegel, Ph.D. Karoline Briegel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Braman Breast Cancer Institute.
Research Summary
"Transcription factors in normal and cancerous stem cell development with focus on cardiogenesis, mammogenesis and breast cancer."
 
(305) 243-4770 (ph)
(305) 243-9249 (fax)
email 
Ervin Briones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Macon State College; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(478) 471-2081 (ph)
(478) 471- 5756 (fax)
Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) 243
email 
C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D. C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Prevention Science and Methodology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 243-2529 (ph)
(305) 243-5577 (fax)
Center for Family Studies Building, Room 313
email 
Scott C. Brown, Ph.D. Scott C. Brown, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4410 (ph)
305-243-5577 (fax)
Center for Family Studies Building, Room 307E
email 
Peter  Buchwald, Ph.D. Peter Buchwald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology & Director, Drug Discovery, Diabetes Research Institute
Research Summary
"Computer-aided drug design, small molecule modulators of the costimulatory protein-protein interaction, immunomodulation for islet transplantation"
 
305-243-9657 (ph)
Diabetes Research Institute #5012
email 
Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H. Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Ophthalmology; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
305-326-6384 (ph)
Anne Bates Leach Eye Hosp/Bascom Palmer-ABLEH/BPEI Medical Campus D880
email 
M. Ross  Bullock, M.D., Ph.D. M. Ross Bullock, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Neurological Surgery and Director, Clinical Neurotrauma
Research Summary
(305) 243-4456 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center - 3rd Floor
email 
Kerry  Burnstein, Ph.D. Kerry Burnstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology and Cancer Biology Graduate Program Director
Research Summary
"My lab studies steroid hormone action in endocrine cancers. In particular, we focus on androgen and vitamin D regulation of oncogenesis in the prostate."
 
305-243-5732 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6160
email 
Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D. Margaret M. Byrne, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-3482 (ph)
305-243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1505
email 
Alberto  Caban-Martinez, DO, Ph.D., MPH, CPH Alberto Caban-Martinez, DO, Ph.D., MPH, CPH
Clinical Research Fellow, Harvard University, Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(617) 384-8768 (ph)
 
Alejandro  Caicedo, Ph.D. Alejandro Caicedo, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Medicine
Research Summary
Nervous and paracrine signals that regulate pancreatic islet function and glucose metabolism.
 
(305) 243-6025 (ph)
email 
Anthony J. Capobianco, Ph.D. Anthony J. Capobianco, Ph.D.
Director, Molecular Oncology Research Program, Division of Surgical Oncology
Research Summary
Molecular mechanisms of Tumorigenesis. Notch Signaling, mouse models of tumorigenesis. Cancer stem cells and pathway cross talk.
 
(305) 243-6308 (ph)
Room 1019B, Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Olveen  Carrasquillo, M.D. Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
305-243-9765 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 968
email 
Coralie  Carraway, Ph.D. Coralie Carraway, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
"Molecular mechanisms for the regulation of normal cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis/ survival and their aberrancies in disease states, primarily cancer"
(305) 243-5759 (ph)
Papanicolau Building - 311
email 
David D. Chadee, DSc
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Insect Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, 3 Queen Street, St. Joseph, Trinidad, West Indies
email 
Thomas  H. Champney, Ph.D. Thomas H. Champney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educator Track, Cell Biology
Research Summary

Ethics research including the responsible conduct of research as well as the ethical use of cadavers and human tissues.

305-243-6942 (ph)
305-243-1053 (fax)
RMSB, 4099
email 
Nirupa  Chaudhari, Ph.D. Nirupa Chaudhari, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
We study mechanisms of transduction and cellular communication in sensory and other cells. We develop transgenic mouse models and fluorescent reporters to visualize cell function in real time. We also analyze patterns of gene expression in complex tissues to understand the roles and differentiation of diverse cell types.
 
305-243-3427 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 4062
email 
Zhibin  Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Zhibin Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
Our lab is oriented to discovery-based research on mechanisms of immune tolerance in autoimmune diseases and transplantations, as well as tumor-induced immune suppression. With advanced molecular biology tools, we strive to bridge genomic and genetic advances to immunobiology and immunotherapies in autoimmunity, transplantation and antitumor Immunity. Our current focus is on the quantitative interactions among various immune regulatory elements including CTLA4, Treg cells, and IDO.
 
305-243-8348 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3035 (office), 3039A (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Akira  Chiba, Ph.D. Akira Chiba, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Research Summary
We study the cell biological bases of brain development by using various imaging and genetic technologies.
 
(305) 284-3510 (ph)
Cox Science Center - 229
email 
Bertrand Salem Clarke, Ph.D., B.Sc. Bertrand Salem Clarke, Ph.D., B.Sc.
Professor of Statistics, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Computational Science
305-243-5457 (ph)
305-243-9304 (fax)
Clinical Research Building Room 1055
email 
Jennifer  Clarke, Ph.D., M.S. Jennifer Clarke, Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Division of Biostatistics and Department of Medicine
305-243-3022 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 910
email 
Jennifer  Clarke, Ph.D. Jennifer Clarke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Healt
Research Summary

My research interests focus on developing statistical methods for the analysis of high dimensional biological data (genomics/genetics, proteomics, metabolomics). My current projects involve inflammatory breast cancer, bacterial genomics and cell cycle modeling.

Clinical Research Building #1501
email 
John Clarke, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
(786) 564-0275 (ph)
email 
Gregory E. Conner, Ph.D. Gregory E. Conner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine
Research Summary
"Research projects are focused on basic epithelial cell biology especially as it applies to the respiratory tract. Projects include studies on epithelial host defense responses, secretion, ciliary beating and reactive oxygen species metabolism."
 
305-243-6926 (ph)
305-243-1053 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 7061B
email 
Nicole  Cook, Ph.D., M.P.A. Nicole Cook, Ph.D., M.P.A.
AVP, Clinical Data and Evaluation, Health Choice Network, Inc; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
786-295-1465 (ph)
9064 NW 13th Terrace, Miami, FL 33172
email 
Richard J. Cote, M.D. Richard J. Cote, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Research Summary
(305) 585-6103 (ph)
(305) 243-5929 (fax)
email 
Lee  Crandall, Ph.D. Lee Crandall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Clemson Department of Public Health Sciences, Voluntary Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
864-656-3082 (ph)
email 
Julie Fisher Cummings Julie Fisher Cummings
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 243-2209 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 921
email 
Gennaro  D'Urso, Ph.D. Gennaro D'Urso, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
We are interested in using the yeast S. pombe as a model to expore the function of human genetic variants.  We take advantage of the genetic tractability of yeast and vast set of genomic tools available to investigate gene-gene and gene-drug interactions in this organism.  This information is then used to guide experiments in mammalian cells.
 
305-243-3105 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, 7151A
email 
Pirouz  Daftarian Pirouz Daftarian
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary
Multifunctional targeted nanocarriers for vaccines, chemotherapeutics and immunotherapeutics.
Novel methods for preclinical efficacy testing.

305-243-7919 (ph)
Rm 239BA Gautier
 
Gerhard  Dahl, M.D. Gerhard Dahl, M.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophyics
Research Summary
Dr. Dahl’s research interests concentrate on ways of intercellular communication through gap junctions and calcium waves. Presently the focus is on the role of pannexin channels as ATP release pathway.
 
305-243-5776 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 5135
email 
Gayle  Dakof, Ph.D. Gayle Dakof, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-3656 (ph)
305-243-4417 (fax)
Center for Families Studies, Room 210 B
email 
Julia  Dallman, Ph.D. Julia Dallman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Research Summary
My research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of swimming by studying a set of zebrafish mutants recently isolated in the lab. Zebrafish exhibit many similarities to humans in the genes and circuits that underlie movement. Therefore, zebrafish motility mutants provide useful models for human genetic disaeses that impact nerve and muscle function.The lab also studies mutants for which the culprit gene has been identified (glial glycine transporter or GlyT1), to better understand homeostatic mechanisms triggered in response to mutation.
 
(305) 284-3954 (ph)
232 Cox Science Center
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Ram H. Datar, M. Phil, Ph. D. Ram H. Datar, M. Phil, Ph. D.
Co-Director, Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute of University of Miami (Bio NIUM), Associate Prof., Pathology
Research Summary

Molecular diagnosis and Prognosis of Cancer

Nanosensors and microfabricated devices for clinical applications

Gene expression profiling

 

305-243-6121/305-243 (ph)
305-243-6170 (fax)
Biomedical Research Building 714
email 
Sylvia  Daunert, PhD, Pharm D Sylvia Daunert, PhD, Pharm D
Professor and Lucille P. Markey Chair
Research Summary
Biomolecules and bionanotechnology
 
 
305-243-4005 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
R. Bunn Gautier Building, Room 239DA (Locator R-629)
email 
Gavriel  David, Ph.D./M.D. Gavriel David, Ph.D./M.D.
Associate Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Calcium handling in the peripheral motor system and its disruption in neurodegenerative diseases
 
305-243-6270 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 5006
email 
Florenzia  Davis, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., LD/N Florenzia Davis, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., LD/N
Dietetic Internship Coordinator and Community Nutrition, Palm Beach County Health Department; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
561-671-4048 (ph)
561-837-5200 (fax)
800 Clematis Street, # 3-306, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Andrew   Dean,  M.D., M.P.H. Andrew Dean, M.D., M.P.H.
Consultant and Teacher in Public Health Informatics, Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
(786) 253-3928 (ph)
4762 N.W. 107 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33178
email 
Sapna  Deo, PhD Sapna Deo, PhD
Associate Professor and Biochemistry & Molecular Bilogy Graduate Program Director
Research Summary
Biomolecules and bionanotechnology
 
 
305-243-4421 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
Room 239 DB, R. Bunn Gautier Building
email 
Murray  Deutscher, Ph.D. Murray Deutscher, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Enzymology and Regulation of RNA Processing, Supramolecular Organization of the Protein-Synthesizing System
 
(305) 243-3150 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
email 
Gordon M. Dickinson, M.D. Gordon M. Dickinson, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Department of Medicine, Divison of Infectious Diseases
305-575-3267 (ph)
305-575-3139 (fax)
Room B1239 Veterans Affairs Medical Center
email 
W. Dalton  Dietrich, Ph.D. W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, The Miami Project, Senior Associate Dean for Discovery Science, and Professor, Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
Neuroprotection and Improved Recovery of Function following CNS Trauma
 
(305) 243-2297 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 2-30
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Noella A. Dietz, Ph.D. Noella A. Dietz, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-5756 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1531
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Karen C. Dodge, Ph.D.
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(561) 844-4430 (ph)
Palm Beach County HIV CARE Council, 4152 West Blue Heron Blvd., Rivieral Beach , FL 33404
email 
Roberto  Dominguez, M.D. Roberto Dominguez, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pscyhiatry and Behavioral Sciences
305-243-9747 (ph)
email 
Juan  Dominguez-Bendala, Ph.D. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Diabetes Research Institute/Surgery and Cell Biology
Research Summary
The main lines of research at my laboratory revolve around the development of regenerative strategies for type 1 diabetes, which include islet regeneration, reprogramming/transdifferentiation andstem celldifferentiation into insulin-producing beta cells. In the context of the latter, we haveconducted seminal studieson the use of protein transduction and the role of oxygenation on pancreatic endocrinedevelopment. Our lab was among the first to conduct research on human embryonic stem cells at the University of Miami.
 
305-243-4092 (ph)
DRI room 5008
email 
Robert  Duncan, Ph.D. Robert Duncan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Biostatistics
305-243-8208 (ph)
305-243-4612 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1063
email 
Derek  Dykxhoorn, Ph.D. Derek Dykxhoorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Dykxhoorn is a molecular biologist interested in the role that small regulatory RNA molecules, microRNAs and small interfering RNAs, play in the pathogenesis of various diseases.
 
305-243-7956 (ph)
Room 509, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Dorraya  El-Ashry, Ph.D. Dorraya El-Ashry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Summary
Mechanisms underlying the etiology of ER-negative vs ER-positive breast cancer and studies aimed at re-expressing ER in ER-negative tumors leading to clinical trials.
 
(305) 243-4721 (ph)
email 
Sung Yong Eum
Research Assistant Professor
305-243-0271 (ph)
Rm 528C Gautier
 
Mohammad  Faghihi, M.D., Ph.D. Mohammad Faghihi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member, Full Member of Center on Aging, Member of Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, Founding Member of Center for Therapeutic Innovations
Research Summary
The main focus of my lab is the study of regulatory long noncoding RNAs and their involvement in neurological and neuropsychological disorders such as:

Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Fragile X Syndrome, Autism

We are interested in understanding the mechanisms of long noncoding RNA function in the context of gene expression regulation, chromatin modifications and epigenetics.

We are interested in epigenetics, DNA methylation, chromatin modifications and induction of these changes by noncoding RNAs
We also study interactions between RNA molecules and proteins to probe their functions.

The overall goal of the lab is to identify disease-specific long noncoding RNAs that can be used as:

1- Biomarkers (Identifying RNA biomarkers for early diagnosis)

2- Novel therapeutic targets (Identifying noncoding pathologic agents to find novel therapeutic targets)
 
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305-243-7953 (ph)
305-243-2769 (fax)
Biomedical Research Building
email 
Amjad  Farooq, Ph.D. DIC Amjad Farooq, Ph.D. DIC
Associate Professor , Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Structural Energetics & Kinetics
 
305-243-2429 (ph)
305-243-2429 (fax)
Gautier Building 214
email 
Christian  Faul, Ph.D. Christian Faul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Nephrology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
The Synaptopodin family of actin binding proteins and its role in signal transduction in renal podocytes and cardiac myocytes
 
(305)243-3206 (ph)
(305)243-3209 (fax)
Batchelor Bldg 6th Fl Room #628
email 
Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D. Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Biostatistics
(305) 243-7881 (ph)
(305) 243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1055
email 
Roger  Fenna, Ph.D. Roger Fenna, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
X-ray Crystallography, Protein Structure and Function
 
(305) 243-6564 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
email 
Lynne A. Fieber, Ph.D. Lynne A. Fieber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Research Summary
I use single cell voltage clamping to study ion currents in cells from the nervous system of the marine snail Aplsyia californica. This animal is a biomedical model for understanding alterations in the nervous system arising from everything from learned behavior to aging.
 
305.421.4906 (ph)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
email 
Edelle C. Field-Fote, PhD., P.T. Edelle C. Field-Fote, PhD., P.T.
Professor, Physical Therapy and Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
(305) 243-7119 (ph)
Plummer Building - 5th Floor
email 
Lora E. Fleming, M.D., Ph.D. , M.P.H., M.Sc. Lora E. Fleming, M.D., Ph.D. , M.P.H., M.Sc.
Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine and Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries, RSMAS
305-243-5912 (ph)
305-243-3384 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 669
email 
Mary Ann  Fletcher, Ph.D. Mary Ann Fletcher, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
305-243-6288 (ph)
305-243-4674 (fax)
Room 8168, Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Hermes J. Florez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Hermes J. Florez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Epidemiol & Public Health, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine; Fellowship Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
305-243-3411 (ph)
305-575-3365 (fax)
207 CLC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
email 
Flavia  Fontanesi Flavia Fontanesi
Research Assistant Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Biogenesis and regulation of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation system. Mitochondrial DNA maintenance and expression.
305-243-8683 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 2067
email 
Alessia  Fornoni, MD, PhD Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Summary
Research focuses on characterizing the molecular mechanism responsible for diabetic complications, mainly kidney disease.
 
305-243-3583 (ph)
305-243-4404 (fax)
DRI, 1450 NW 10th Ave, Room 5010
 
Claude Earl Fox, M.D., M.P.H. Claude Earl Fox, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
561-533-7909 (ph)
email 
Elizabeth J. Franzmann, M.D. Elizabeth J. Franzmann, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Research Summary
"Our lab is investigating methods to better detect and treat head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. We are using molecular biology techniques to develop a simple and inexpensive early detection test and are investigating how the stem cell marker, CD44, is involved in HNSCC progression."
 
(305) 243-5955 (ph)
Room 1513, Clinical Research Building
email 
Daniela  Frasca, Ph.D. Daniela Frasca, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary

Major projects of the lab are the following.

1) Regulation of B cell responses to the influenza vaccine in healthy aging individuals, in Type-2 Diabetes and autoimmunity patients;

2) Characterization of the molecular and cellular age-related defects of B cell function and humoral immune responses in mice.

305-243-6225 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
3146A RMSB
email 
Nevis L. Fregien, Ph.D. Nevis L. Fregien, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Director for the Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology Graduate Program
Research Summary
Control of Cell Differentiation Regulation of Gene Expression
 
305- 243-6941 (ph)
305-243-1053 (fax)
RMSB, Room 4110
email 
Michael  French, Ph.D. Michael French, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Miami, Departments of Sociology, Economics, Epidemiology and Public Health; Associate Director of Health Administration and Policy Program, University of Miami; Director, Health Economics Research Group
(305) 284-6039 (ph)
(305) 284-5310 (fax)
email 
Henry  Gelband, M.D. Henry Gelband, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary

 

Developmental cardiac electropharmacology


 
John R. Gilbert, Ph.D. John R. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.
Research Summary
Dr. Gilbert's research focuses on applications of genome technology to human genetics and the molecular genetics of autism, Alzheimer disease, Essential Tremor, and infectious disease such as tuberculosis. As a molecular biologist, his expertise is in gene analysis and characterization, positional cloning, mutation analysis, and animal models of human disorders.
 
305-243-6177 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 510, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Eli  Gilboa, Ph.D. Eli Gilboa, Ph.D.
Dodson Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of the Dodson Interdisciplinary Immunotherapy Institute, Co-Leader of the Tumor Immunology Research Program
Research Summary
Cancer immunotherapy. Immune modulation using oligonucleotide aptamer-targeted delivery of therapeutic agents, aptamers, siRNAs, cytotoxic drugs, to tumor cells or immune cells.
 
305-243-1767 (ph)
305-243-4409 (fax)
Room 200H Fox Cancer Research Building
email 
Myron  Ginsberg, M.D. Myron Ginsberg, M.D.
Peritz Scheinberg Professor of Neurology
305-243-3876 (ph)
305-243-3321 (fax)
Parkinson Building 3rd Floor
email 
Luis Glaser
Exec. V.P. and Provost, Prof. of Biology and Biochem. & Mol. Biol.
305-284-3356 (ph)
Rm 240 Ashe Bldg
 
Ronald Goldberg
Prof. of Medicine & Biochem. & Mol. Biol.
305-243-6574 (ph)
Rm 2006 DRI
 
Orlando  Gomez-Marin, Ph.D. Orlando Gomez-Marin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Pediatrics
305-243-6863 (ph)
305-243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1068
email 
Feng  Gong, Ph.D. Feng Gong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
To understand the mechanisms of chromatin dynamics during DNA repair.
 
(305) 243-9270 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
Gautier Room 303
email 
Kenneth  Goodman, Ph.D. Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D.
Director, UM Bioethics Program; Professor, Department of Medicine; appointments in Department of Philosophy, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Anesthesiology
305-243-5723 (ph)
305-243-6416 (fax)
Dominion Tower, Suite 915
email 
Sheldon  Greer, Ph.D. Sheldon Greer, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
Professor, Emeritus
305-243-6750 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3036, Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
 
James M. Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D. James M. Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Dermatology
Research Summary

Multifaceted program with both clinical and basic science research arms focused on imaging technologies to identify early stage melanoma, molecular markers, germ cell protein expression, meiosis and mitotic pathways, malignant progression.

BRB Rm #912
email 
James D. Guest, M.D., Ph.D. James D. Guest, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
Glial cell transplantation to repair long tract injury in primates. Dedifferentiation of neuroblastoma in reponse to hypoxia
 
305-243-6946 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 5-17
email 
Xiaohui   Guo, Ph.D. Xiaohui Guo, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Center for Family Studies; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 243-4592 (ph)
(305) 243-5577 (fax)
Center for Family Studies Building
email 
Abigail  Hackam, Ph.D. Abigail Hackam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
Dr. Hackam's research interests include cellular mechanisms of photoreceptor degeneration and survival; Signaling pathways regulating ocular tumorigenesis and tumor stem cell proliferation.
 
(305) 243-9270 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
McKnight Vision Research Center - 407
email 
Katrin   Hacke, Ph.D. Katrin Hacke, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
305-243-3072 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
Papanicolaou Room #403
email 
Shaunglin  Hao, M.D., Ph.D. Shaunglin Hao, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology; Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member
Research Summary

- Chronic pain – Neurochemical mechanisms on HIV-related neuropathic pain

- Opiate abuse – Neurogenic mechanisms on opioid abuse.

- Glia, neurons, and mitochondrial dysfunction
- Viral vectors expressing targeted proteins to treat neuropathic pain and opiate abuse (gene therapy).
 
305-243-6420 (ph)
305-243-9160 (fax)
Fox BLDG, Rm 304C
email 
William J. Harbour, MD William J. Harbour, MD
Vice Chairman Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Mark J. Daly Endowed Professor, Director of Ocular Oncology
Research Summary
We are interested in the genomic and cellular mechanisms associated with metastasis in ocular cancers such as uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma.
305-326-6166 (ph)
Rm 206 Anne Bates Leach Eye Hosp/Bascom Palmer, BRB 809
email 
Joshua M.  Hare, M.D. Joshua M. Hare, M.D.
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology, Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
Research Summary
Cardiac cell regeneration
 
305-243-1998 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1124, 1120 NW 14th St. Miami, FL 33136
email 
(T. K.) Thomas K. Harris, Ph.D. (T. K.) Thomas K. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Understand mechanisms of action and regulation of multi-domain protein kinases
 
(305) 243-3358 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
email 
Osman  Hayran, M.D. Osman Hayran, M.D.
Director, Center for Health Education, University of Marmara; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
90-216-383 88 30 (ph)
30-216-399 62 42 (fax)
email 
Craig E. Henderson, Ph.D. Craig E. Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
936-294-3601 (ph)
Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Campus Box 2447, Huntsville, TX 77341
email 
Ian  Hentall, Ph.D. Ian Hentall, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
(305) 243-9846 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 4-26
email 
WayWay  M.  Hlaing, MBBS, MS, Ph.D. WayWay M. Hlaing, MBBS, MS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educator
305-243-2209 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 912
email 
Viviana  Horigian, MD Viviana Horigian, MD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4305 (ph)
Center for Family Studies Building, 2nd Floor
email 
Guy A. Howard, Ph.D. Guy A. Howard, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Research Director - GRECC Miami VA Med Center
Research Summary
Cell and molecular biology of bone; cell and molecular biology of aging; stem cells and reparative medicine
305-575-3388 (ph)
VA Med Center, CLC-207
email 
Jennifer J. Hu, Ph.D. Jennifer J. Hu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Associate Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Summary

Dr. Hu's research interests include molecular and genetic epidemiology studies of DNA-repair genotypes and phenotypes in human cancer risk, progression, treatment outcome and prevention. Her current research focuses on genome-wide scan, data mining and predictive model development for gene-gene and gene-environment interactions in human cancer risk and survivorship.

 
305-243-3356 (ph)
305-243-2997 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1511
email 
Barry I Hudson, Ph.D. Barry I Hudson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Summary

Receptor signaling mechanisms in vascular and tumor biology

(305) 243-5181 (ph)
Batchelor Building, Rm. 608
 
Barry I Hudson, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor- Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine
305-243-5181 (ph)
Batchelor Children's Research Institute #608
email 
Frans  Huijing, Ph.D. Frans Huijing, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Medical Biochemistry, Genetic Diseases and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
 
(305) 243-6244 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
email 
George  Inana, M.D., Ph.D. George Inana, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics
Research Summary
Our research centers around the elucidation of mechanisms of genetic retinal diseases that lead to blindness through the identification of the causative genes, construction and use of animal models to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms by which specific gene mutations lead to retinal degeneration, and therapeutic manipulation of the animal models with the ultimate goal of developing effective therapies.
 
305-326-6509 (ph)
305-326-6509 (fax)
620 McKnight Vision Research Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
email 
Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D. Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Research Summary
The research in my laboratory focuses on the role of normal cell-of-origin in determining tumor phenotype and tumor stem cell biology.  In addition we are involved in development of culture systems for in vitro culture of primary human tissues and tumors, as well as development of xenograft tumor models.  As a surgical pathologist I am also involved in several translational research projects in breast and ovarian cancer.
 
305-243-1782 (ph)
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Room 913
 
Hemant   Ishwaran , Ph.D. Hemant Ishwaran , Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-6312 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1058
email 
Yossef  Itzhak, Ph.D. Yossef Itzhak, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
"Research is focused on animal models of drug addiction. Particularly we are interested in learning and memory processes involved in the development of addictive behavior. Subjects: mice; Techniques: Behavioral, Neurochemical, Anatomical, and Molecular."
 
305-243-4635 (ph)
Gautier Medical Research Building - 503
email 
Sari  Izenwasser, Ph.D. Sari Izenwasser, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Summary
"Neurobiological and behavioral studies of drugs of abuse. Studies of cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, marijuana and amphetamine are conducted to better understand the effects of these drugs in adolescence and in adults."
 
305-243-2032 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 4113A
email 
Chaitanya  Jain, Ph.D. Chaitanya Jain, Ph.D.
Associate Professor , Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
RNA Helicases, mRNA Degradation Mechanisms
 
(305) 243-7229 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
email 
Joaquin Jimenez
Research Associate Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
305-243-65-86 (ph)
Rm 2023A RMSB
 
Douglas  Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., M.P.H. Douglas Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Director of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology
305-243-4569 (ph)
305-243-4560 (fax)
email 
Richard S. Jope, Ph.D. Richard S. Jope, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Summary

Signaling mechanisms, behavior, immune interactions, and therapeutics in mouse models of depression, multiple sclerosis, Fragile X Syndrome

305-243-0262 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
1011 NW 15th Street, Gautier room 416
email 
Roland  Jurecic, Ph.D. Roland Jurecic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
"The research in the laboratory focuses on the study of: (1) molecular pathways that regulate self-renewal, activation and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and progenitors, (2) molecular pathways supporting self-renewal and differentiation of cancer stem cells, and (3) stem cell transformation and leukemogenesis."
 
305- 243-6002 (ph)
305-243-4409 (fax)
Room 314, Papanicolaou Building
email 
Michael S.  Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D. Michael S. Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics and. Director, Cardiac Signal Transduction and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Research Summary
"The Cardiac Signal Transduction and Cellular Biology Laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is committed to the elucidation of the signal transduction pathways of the cardiac myocyte. In particular, we are interested in the role that multimolecular signaling complexes play is the regulation of myocyte function."
 
305-243-7863 (ph)
305-243-3906 (fax)
Biomedical Research Building, Room 810
email 
Noriyuki  Kasahara, PhD. Noriyuki Kasahara, PhD.
Pending Rank at Professor, Cell Biology
Research Summary
Gene therapy, oncolytic virotherapy, and genetic engineering strategies for application to cancer, transplantation, and regenerative medicine. 
305-243-3243 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
Papanicolaou #410
email 
Dolores J. Katz, Ph.D., M.P.H. Dolores J. Katz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, CDC; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
404-639-6062 (ph)
404-639-8969 (fax)
CDC/NCHSTP/DTBE/SEB, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333
 
Howard H. Kaufman, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Voluntary Professor , Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
email 
Robert W. Keane, Ph.D. Robert W. Keane, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
"My research focuses on the initiation of inflammation, autophagy and apoptosis in the CNS after traumatic brain and spinal cord injury."
 
305-243-5726 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building Room - 5058
email 
Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D. Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.
Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Director of the Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research, Chief Innovation Officer of UM Innovation
305-243-5346 (ph)
305-243-1042 (fax)
Room 6032, Diabetes Research Institute
email 
W. Glenn L.  Kerrick, Ph.D. W. Glenn L. Kerrick, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Regulation of cell motility by Ca2+ and protein phosphorylation
 
305-243-1134 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building Room 5065A
email 
Wasif  Khan, Ph.D. Wasif Khan, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Postdoctoral Programs Office
Research Summary
"We study molecular mechanisms of normal and abnormal growth and survival of B lymphocytes, which is important for understanding lymphocyte development and causes of autoimmune diseases and lymphomagenesis. Our studies include immune responses, BCR, BAFF-R, TLR signal transduction as well as role of cytoskeleton in immunoreceptor signaling and lymphocyte activation."
 
305-243-5694 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3147A (office), 3151(lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Michael  Kim, Ph.D. Michael Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
Molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate dendrite morphogenesis and neural connectivity.
 
305-243-1690 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, RMSB 6056
email 
Mary Lou  King, Ph.D. Mary Lou King, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
Germline Determination in the Xenopus Embryo
Identification of proteins and RNAs in the germ plasm
(305)243-2457 (ph)
(305)243-1053 (fax)
RMSB 4120 A
email 
Barbara A Kirkpatrick, Ed.D
Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Clinical Research Building
email 
Robert  Kirsner, Ph.D., M.D. Robert Kirsner, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor/Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
305-243-4472 (ph)
305-243-6191 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 2023A
email 
Nancy Klimas
Professor
305-243-3291 (ph)
711 Clinical Research Building
 
Erin  Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H. Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department Of Epidemiology And Public Health; Director, Disparities and Community Outreach Core, UM Sylvester
Research Summary
305-243-6185 (ph)
305-243-2997 (fax)
Clinical Research Building Room 1528
email 
Michael   Kolber, M.D., Ph.D. Michael Kolber, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
(305) 243-4791 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 859
email 
Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D. Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program
305-243-6356 (ph)
Room 916, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Tulay  Koru-Sengul, M.H.S., M.A., Ph.D. Tulay Koru-Sengul, M.H.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics at Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-2618 (ph)
305-243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1047
email 
Naresh  Kumar, Ph.D. Naresh Kumar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4854 (ph)
Center for Family Studies, Room 308C
email 
Tiffany L. Kyle, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Program Evaluation, Center for Drug Free Living; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(407) 245-0045 (ph)
(407) 245-0049 (fax)
3670 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 110, Orlando, FL 32853-8350
email 
Theodore J. Lampidis, Ph.D. Theodore J. Lampidis, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology & Member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Summary

Cellular Pharmacology, Cardiotoxicity, Anticancer drugs

(305) 243-4846 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
email 
Wang Lan
Assistant Professor
305-243-8920 (ph)
Rm 701 BRB
 
Ralf  Landgraf, Ph.D. Ralf Landgraf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
We study the molecular foundations of signal interpretation in live cells with an emphasis on ERBB (EGFR/HER) receptor tyrosine kinases as a model system.
 
 
(305) 243-5815 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
Gautier 316
 
David  Landowne, Ph.D. David Landowne, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Biophysics: molecular motion in excitable cell membrane channels, gating currents.
 
305-243-6754 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 5009
email 
David  Landowne, Ph.D. David Landowne, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Biophysics: molecular motion in excitable cell membrane channels, gating currents.
 
305-243-6754 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 5009
 
H. Peter  Larsson, Ph.D. H. Peter Larsson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Molecular mechanisms of voltage-gated ion channels and neurotransmitter transporters, using electrophysiology and fluorescence techniques.
 
305-243-1021 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 5123
email 
David J. Lee, Ph.D. David J. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-6980 (ph)
305-243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1530
email 
Jae  Lee, PhD Jae Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
Extrinsic inhibitors of axon regeneration after spinal cord injury
305-243-2646 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 4-19
email 
Richard  Lee, M.D., Ph.D. Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
My lab studies molecular pathways important for retinal ganglion cell death and survival and the molecular pathophysiology of ocular disease
 
(305) 547-3686 (ph)
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
email 
Sandra K. Lemmon, Ph.D. Sandra K. Lemmon, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology and Director, MD/PhD Program.
Research Summary
Membrane Traffic: Sorting and regulation of protein transport in the endocytic and secretory pathways.
 
305-243-5758 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6165
email 
Vance  Lemmon, Ph.D. Vance Lemmon, Ph.D.
Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Developmental Neuroscience
Research Summary
Our lab studies axon regeneration in vitro and in vivo. A major goal is to identify and characterize genes that enhance axon regeneration using high content screening.
 
 
Konstantin  Levay, Ph.D. Konstantin Levay, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
305-243-3431 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6024
email 
Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FACS Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Chief of Neurospine Service
Research Summary
305-243-6946 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center - 2nd Floor
email 
Robert B. Levy, Ph.D. Robert B. Levy, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
We are interested in understanding how T lymphocytes: a) control the process of hematopoietic progenitor cell engraftment following marrow / blood transplantation and b) mediate anti-tumor immunity against malignancies in individuals post-transplant.
 
305-243-4542 (ph)
305-243-8595 (fax)
Room 720, McKnight Building
email 
Jie  Li, M.D. Jie Li, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Research Summary
Our laboratory uses advanced cell and molecular biology techniques and animal models to study skin related problems. We are specially interested in the function and mechanicsms involved in the epithelial extracellular matrix.
 
(305)243-3365 (ph)
(305)243-6191 (fax)
RMSB Rm 2049A
email 
Wei  Li, Ph.D. Wei Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Microbiology & Immunology, and Cell Biology
Research Summary
My research interests focus on two areas of eye diseases: autoimmune uveitis and retinal degeneration. For autoimmune uveitis, we investigate the mechanism of autoimmune uveitis by identifying and characterizing autoantigens directly from patients with non-invasive molecular biology approaches. For retinal degeneration, we investigate the role of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell phagocytosis in retinal degeneration.
 
305-326-6445 (ph)
McKnight Vision Research Center - 619
email 
Wei  Li, Ph.D. Wei Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Summary

Phagocyte dysfunction and age-related diseases, cellular ligands, protein-protein interactions, autoantibody biomarkers

(305) 326-6445 (ph)
(305) 547-3658 (fax)
McKnight Building 619B
 
Mathias G. Lichtenheld, M.D. Mathias G. Lichtenheld, M.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
We are interested in the signals and mechanisms of gene regulation that are critical for killer lymphocytes to defeat pathogens.
 
305-243-3301 (ph)
305- 243-7211 (fax)
Room 738 (office), 708 (lab) Batchelor Children's Research Institute
email 
Howard A. Liddle, EdD, ABPP (Family Psychology) Howard A. Liddle, EdD, ABPP (Family Psychology)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 243-6860 (ph)
(305) 243-4417 (fax)
Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse, Room 207 A
email 
Daniel  Liebl, Ph.D. Daniel Liebl, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
Research in the lab focuses on axon growth and guidance in the developing and regenerating nervous systems. Neural stem/progenitor cell biology in both native neurogenesis and following CNS trauma using endogenous and transplantation strategies
 
(305) 243-7143 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 3-16
email 
Marc  Lippman, M.D. Marc Lippman, M.D.
Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
molecular mechanisms of control of breast cancer growth and malignant behavior
 
(305) 243-9120 (ph)
(305) 243-9124 (fax)
email 
Irene  Litosch, Ph.D. Irene Litosch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology.
Research Summary
"We study how intracellular mediators interact to regulate signal output by G protein coupled receptors (GPCR). Understanding how GPCR signaling is regulated, in health and disease, can lead to new therapeutic strategies."
 
305-243-5862 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6088
email 
Chia-Yang Liu, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
 
Fan Liu
Research Assistant Professor
Rm 403A Fox
 
Wen  Liu, Ph.D. Wen Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Biostatistics
305-243-5020 (ph)
Clinical Research Building Room 1512
 
Xue Zhong   Liu, M.D. Xue Zhong Liu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology/Human Genetics and Pediatrics Director of Molecular Genetic Laboratory
Research Summary
Molecular, clinical and treatment of genetic hearing loss and age onset of hearing loss.
 
305-243-3564 (ph)
305-243-2009 (fax)
Clinical Research Building 5th floor
email 
Balakrishna  Lokeshwar, Ph.D. Balakrishna Lokeshwar, Ph.D.
Professor/Co-Director Urology Research
Research Summary
"Functions of chemokines and pro-inflammatory factors in tumor progression, hormone-independence and metastasis. Development of natrually occuring compounds in herbs and spices for chemoprevention and therapy."
(305) 243-1012 (ph)
Gautier Medical Research Building, 1011 NW 15th Street
email 
Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D. Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D.
Professor of Urology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
Basic and Translational Research in Cancer:  Biomarkers and Therapeutics
 
(305)243-6321 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Bldg., Room 8096
email 
Joanna  Lombard, M.Arch Joanna Lombard, M.Arch
Professor, School of Architecture, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305 284 2248 (ph)
Bldg. 48E, Room 326
email 
Barbara   Lopez, M.D. Barbara Lopez, M.D.
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-607-7372 (ph)
email 
Diana M. Lopez, Ph.D. Diana M. Lopez, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Undergraduate Program
Research Summary
305-243-6632 (ph)
305-243-4409 (fax)
Room 210 (office), 205 (lab) Papanicolaou Cancer Research Building
email 
Izidore  Lossos, M.D. Izidore Lossos, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Director Lymphoma Program
Research Summary
We are studying pathogenesis of lymphoma and biological processes in normal B cells
 
305-243-6787 (ph)
305-243-4785 (fax)
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, D8-4
email 
Zhongmin (John)  Lu , Ph.D. Zhongmin (John) Lu , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology
Research Summary
Neural mechanisms of sound localization by fish and development of the auditory function of zebrafish
 
(305) 284-6813 (ph)
(305) 284-3039 (fax)
Cox Science Center - 04
email 
Charles  Luetje, Ph.D. Charles Luetje, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
Receptor Structure and Function: Mammalian olfactory receptors, insect olfactory and taste receptors, mammalian neuronal nicotinic receptors.
 
305-243-5874 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6085
email 
David MacKinnon, Ph.D.
Voluntary Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
480-759-7457 (ph)
 
Karl  Magleby, Ph.D. Karl Magleby, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Biophysics; mechanisms of ionic channel activity.
 
305-243-5953 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 5048
email 
Jean  Malecki, M.D., M.P.H. Jean Malecki, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine;Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
 
Thomas R. Malek, Ph.D. Thomas R. Malek, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
We study basic mechanisms controlling T lymphocyte development and function as they relate to autoimmunity, tumor immunotherapy, and immune memory.
 
305-243-5626 (ph)
305-243-6903 (fax)
Room 3119 (office), 3134A (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Science Building
email 
Arun  Malhotra, Ph.D. Arun Malhotra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
My laboratory uses X-ray crystallography and molecular biology to carry out structure/function studies of exoribonucleases and RNA modification enzymes. We are also actively collaborating with a number of laboratories on structural modeling and crystallization of a variety of other proteins.
 
(305) 243-2826 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
email 
Louis Herns Marcelin, Ph.D. Louis Herns Marcelin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
305-284-8493 (ph)
305-284-2110 (fax)
Merrick Building, Room 103G
email 
Eden R. Martin, Ph.D. Eden R. Martin, Ph.D.
Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Director of the Center for Genetic Epidemiology & Statistical Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Martin's research interests include mapping genes in complex diseases (Alzheimers, Parkinsons, autism), statistical methods, DNA sequence data, genetics of Latin American populations. 
305-243-5391 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 305, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Frank  Martinez, M.Arch Frank Martinez, M.Arch
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
305-284-3438 (ph)
Bldg. 48E, Room 324
email 
Deborah C.  Mash, Ph.D. Deborah C. Mash, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology
Research Summary
"Human Neuroanatomy, Addiction and Neurodegenerative diseases. Gene expression profiling and mapping in the human brain postmortem."
 
(305) 243-5888 (ph)
Parkinson Building - 3049
email 
Phil  McCabe, Ph.D. Phil McCabe, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chairman, Psychology
Research Summary
Neural mechanisms underlying emotional behavior; Role of social/emotional behavior in the progression of cardiovascular disease
 
(305) 284-5507 (ph)
Fred C. and Helen Donn Flipse Building
email 
Jacob L. McCauley, Ph.D. Jacob L. McCauley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
My research focuses on the use of molecular techniques, bioinformatics, and statistical methods to identify genetic variation and to characterize its role in disease susceptibility. I have been involved in studying a variety of neurological diseases including autism, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis.
 
(305) 243-4578 (ph)
(305) 243-2396 (fax)
Room 307, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Kathryn E. McCollister, Ph.D. Kathryn E. McCollister, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-3479 (ph)
305-243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1051
email 
Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D. Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-6005 (ph)
305-243-3353 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 905
email 
Virginia  McCoy, Ph.D. Virginia McCoy, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Public Health; Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Director, Center for Health Research and Policy, FIU; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-348-2620 (ph)
email 
Jaime  Merchan, M.D., MMSc Jaime Merchan, M.D., MMSc
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Summary
"My research interests include tumor angiogenesis, development of novel vascular targeted therapies for cancer, and identification of tumor and blood angiogenesis biomarkers that may serve as predictive or monitoring tools for cancer patients during treatment"
 
305-243-4909 (ph)
305-243-9161 (fax)
 
Sandra  Merscher, Ph.D. Sandra Merscher, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary

Kidney disease, mouse models, podocyte injury, diabetic kidney disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, cell signaling, cholesterol, lipids

(305) 243-6567 (ph)
(305) 243-3209 (fax)
Batchelor Building, Room 628
 
Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D. Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Graduate Program
Research Summary
"Molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms of viral carcinogenesis of Kaposi sarcoma. Activation of tumor angiogenesis and genetic instability by the Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus/ KSHV."
 
305-243-5659 (ph)
305-243-8309 (fax)
Room 109B (office), 134 (lab) Papanicolaou Cancer Research Building
email 
Antoine C. Messiah, Ph.D., Dr.Sc, M.D. Antoine C. Messiah, Ph.D., Dr.Sc, M.D.
Tenured Research Scientist at INSERM (Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale); Voluntary Associate Professor, University of Miami, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-5204 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1025
email 
Sarah  E. Messiah, Ph.D., MPH Sarah E. Messiah, Ph.D., MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
305-243-1943 (ph)
305-243-8475 (fax)
Room 541 Batchelor Childrens
email 
Shari  Messinger Cayetano, M.E., Ph.D. Shari Messinger Cayetano, M.E., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health & Director, Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core, Division of Biostatistics
305-243-4465 (ph)
305-243-4612 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1062
email 
Lisa R. Metsch, Ph.D. Lisa R. Metsch, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health; Director of Division of Health Services Research and Policy
305-243-3471 (ph)
305-243-6436 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 917
email 
Robbins Michael , Ph.D.
Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
email 
Clara  Milikowski, M.D. Clara Milikowski, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology
(305) 324-3158 (ph)
(305) 324-3222 (fax)
email 
Michael  Miller, Ph.D. Michael Miller, Ph.D.
Director, Special Projects, Village South Drug Treatment Center; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-573-3784 (ph)
305-571-2603 (fax)
email 
Tracie Lea Miller, M.D. Tracie Lea Miller, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Clinical Research
305-243-3166 (ph)
305-243-2943 (fax)
Batchelor Children's Research Institute, 5th Floor
email 
Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D. Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
Human Genetics; Molecular pathogenesis of disease-related mitochondrial DNA mutations
 
(305)243-5858 (ph)
(305)243-3914 (fax)
230 Two Story Lab
email 
Vincent  Moy, Ph.D. Vincent Moy, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Our lab uses the atomic force microscope to measure forces involved in biological processes, such as the adhesive events that occur during cell migration or during cell-cell interactions. Force measurements are also employed to elaborate on the energetics of vesicle fusion.
 
305-243-2337 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 5073
email 
Gunter Muller, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Researcher Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Research Summary

                                                         

 
Kenneth  Muller, Ph.D. Kenneth Muller, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
Neuroscience; neuronal signaling; axon growth and synapse formation; nerve repair.
 
305-243-5963 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 5089
email 
George P. Munson, Ph.D. George P. Munson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
My research is elucidating the regulatory networks that coordinate the expression of toxins and other virulence factors of enteric bacterial pathogens such as enterotoxigenic E. coli and Shigella flexneri.
 
305-243-5317 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3038 (office), 3115 (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Amanda  Myers, Ph.D. Amanda Myers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Neuroscience, Department of Human Genetics and Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Myers’s research focuses on the function of non-coding DNA variation within the human cortex with specific focus on the pathogenomic processes underlying late onset of Alzheimer.
 
(305) 243-3522 (ph)
Batchelor Children's Building - 609
email 
Richard S. Myers, Ph.D. Richard S. Myers, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary

The mechanics of inheritance, DNA damage repair and its consequences, genome engineering using viral recombinases.

(305) 243-2056 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
email 
Fatta B. Nahab, M.D. Fatta B. Nahab, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Director, Movement Disorders Research
Research Summary
Human functional neuroimaging of neurodegenerative disorders, especially neurological tremor disorders.
 
305-243-3876 (ph)
1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 1347 (C215)
email 
Zafar  Nawaz, Ph.D. Zafar Nawaz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Research Summary
Understand the mechanisms of steroid hormone receptor and coactivator action in normal and cancerous tissues.
 
 
(305) 243-1456 (ph)
Biomedical Research Bldg. #723
email 
Stephen  Nimer, MD. Stephen Nimer, MD.
Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
305-243-1775 (ph)
Clinical Research Building #660A
email 
Shunbin  Ning, Ph.D. Shunbin Ning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
My laboratory research is focused on viral malignancies, specifically  the Epstein-Barr “EBV/HHV4” tumor virus, regulation and function of IRF7 in innate immunity and EBV latency; evasion of innate immune responses by EBV, and EBV latency and Oncogenesis.
 
305-243-5614 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
514 Pap Bldg 1550 NW 10th Avenue M877
 
Brian R. Noga, Ph.D. Brian R. Noga, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
"My research interests are focussed on the brain and spinal cord mechanisms controlling walking, with particular emphasis on identifying the neurotransmitters involved in the control of spinal locomotor neurons."
 
(305) 243-6155 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 4-15
email 
Wolfgang  Nonner, M.D. Wolfgang Nonner, M.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
"My research concerns the physical mechanisms by which biological ion channels control their selectivity and ion flow. We use computational tools to address these questions at the atomic level."
 
305-243-5536 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 4058
email 
Michael  Norenberg, M.D. Michael Norenberg, M.D.
Professor, Pathology
Research Summary
(305) 585-7049 (ph)
305-585-5311 (fax)
Holtz Center - JMH East Tower - 2412
email 
Mitsunori  Ogihara, Ph.D. Mitsunori Ogihara, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Data Mining, Center for Computational Science
Research Summary
Dr. Ogihara conducts research in data mining and its applications, in particular, biological and music data.
305-243-4962 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Center for Computational Science (CCS)
email 
Ozcan  Ozdamar, Ph.D. Ozcan Ozdamar, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Biomedical Engineering
Research Summary
My Neurosensory Laboratory focuses on the exploration of the auditory and visual neural processes using physiological  tools and develops new methods and devices for diagnostic and research purposes.
 
(305) 284-2136 (ph)
McArthur Engineering Annex Building- 219 B
email 
Savita  Pahwa, M.D. Savita Pahwa, M.D.
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology (Pediatrics and Medicine Director, Miami CFAR (Center for AIDS Research)
Research Summary
I am a physician scientist, pediatrician and immunologist with expertise in human immunology.  My clinical and research background is in Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases and HIV/AIDS.  Over the past several years my research focus has been in immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS in children with vertical transmission of HIV-1 and adults with behaviorally transmitted infection.  Advances in combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) have changed HIV/AIDS from an acute fatal infection to one of survival and controlled virus replication but requires daily life-long treatment medications and is complicated by early development of diseases associated with aging.  Currently, my research efforts are directed at understanding the spectrum of immune defects that persist despite virologic control in HIV/AIDS across different ages, from childhood to old age. I am interested in the role of immune activation and inflammation in causing immune dysfunction and end organ diseases, use of influenza vaccine as a probe to evaluate immune competence/ immunologic impairment, role of T follicular helper cells and interleukin 21 in antibody responses, mechanisms of persistence of HIV-1 in “reservoirs” despite ART, vaccines for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapeutic strategies to achieve a cure for HIV/AIDS.  At University of Miami I am the Director of the Miami Center for AIDS Research (Miami CFAR) and I also direct the CFAR’s Laboratory Sciences Core (Core D). I have expertise in advanced immunophenotyping for cell surface markers and intracellular molecules by flow cytometry using 14 color panels, B cell functions, Luminex assays for cytokines, gut microbial translocation assays, transcription factors and cellular pathways. At the University of Miami I work closely with investigators engaged in HIV clinical programs to address pathogenesis questions in clinical trials. 
 
305-243-7732 (ph)
305-243-7211 (fax)
Room 712 (office), 708 (lab) Batchelor Children's Research Institute
email 
Suresh  Pallikkuth, Ph.D. Suresh Pallikkuth, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary

I am currently investigating the role of T-follicular helper cells in establishing viral reservoirs in HIV-1 infected ART treated patients, immunologic mechanisms that are involved in protective immune response to Influenza vaccines in aged HIV infected patients and also the role of IL-21 in SIV/HIV infection.

305-243-7733 (ph)
708 BCRI
email 
Hilda  Pantin, Ph.D Hilda Pantin, Ph.D
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-2343 (ph)
305-243-5577 (fax)
Center for Family Studies Building, Room 301D
email 
Kevin  Park, PhD Kevin Park, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
To understand the neuron’s intrinsic mechanisms that account for failure of axon regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS). Previously, we have identified several key proteins that block axon regeneration, which are present in mature CNS neurons.  We hope to further extend the findings in order to better understand the mechanisms governing axon regeneration and also to explore the potential of developing therapeutic strategies for CNS injuries. 
305-243-2493 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 4-20
email 
Minseon Park
Research Assistant Professor
305-243-0261 (ph)
Rm 528B Gautier
 
Ricardo  Pastori, Ph.D. Ricardo Pastori, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Medicine, Director of the Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Diabetes Research Institute
305-243-5349 (ph)
Room 5016, Diabetes Research Institute
email 
Damien  Pearse, Ph.D. Damien Pearse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
"My laboratory focuses on several key aspects of CNS injury repair: 1) preventing progressive tissue damage following the initial mechanical trauma through the application of pharmacological or biological neuroprotectants, 2) overcoming the physical impediment of the injury cyst through the implantation of exogenous cells or by harnessing endogenous cellular repair mechanisms and, 3) the promotion of axon regeneration by the stimulation of intracellular signaling pathways that are important in the initiation and/or maintainence of axon growth."
 
(305) 243-7139 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 5-15
email 
Xin-Hai  Pei, PhD Xin-Hai Pei, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Summary
My research is primarily focused on how cell cycle inhibitors control adult stem cells and tumorigenesis in multiple organs.
305-243-4419 (ph)
305-243-4476 (fax)
Papanicolaou Building #110
email 
Neta  Peleg-Oren, Ph.D. Neta Peleg-Oren, Ph.D.
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4252 (ph)
305-243-9470 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1065
email 
NIlda P. Peragallo, DrPH, RN, FAAN NIlda P. Peragallo, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies
305-284-6289 (ph)
305-284-5686 (fax)
School of Nursing and Health Studies
email 
Justin M. Percival, Ph.D. Justin M. Percival, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary

We seek to understand nitric oxide-cGMP signaling in mouse models of obesity, diabetes and muscular dystrophy and use this understanding to develop new drug treatments for these diseases.

305-243-7303 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
RMSB 6088
email 
Margaret  Pereyra, Dr.P.H. Margaret Pereyra, Dr.P.H.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-7716 (ph)
305-243-3443 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 918
email 
Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon, Ph.D. Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology, Director, Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Center
Research Summary
CNS injury: pathophysiological mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotective strategies; special emphasis on cerebral ischemia, mitochondrial physiology, and neurodegenerative diseases
 
305-243-5830 (ph)
Parkinson Building - 3017
email 
Eddy Nelson Perez-Then, Dr. Med, M.P.H., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. Eddy Nelson Perez-Then, Dr. Med, M.P.H., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
Director, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones, en Salud Materno Infantil Dr. Hugo Mendoza (CENISMI), Instituto de Investigaciones Pediatricas (IDEP)
(809) 533-5373 (ph)
(809) 532-6450 (fax)
Abraham Lincoln #2, Esq. Ave. Independencia, Centro de los Heroes, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
email 
Margaret  Pericak-Vance, Ph.D. Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Professor of Human Genomics and Director, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Pericak-Vance excels at the integration of genomic and statistical technologies and their application to common and complex diseases of public health importance. Along with her research team, Dr. Pericak-Vance has identified risk genes for the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, age-related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, autism, and Alzheimer disease.
 
305.243.5386 (ph)
305.243.2396 (fax)
Room 313, Biomedical Research Building
 
Joshua Perper, M.D.
Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office, Voluntary Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
954-327-6500 (ph)
 
Tatiana  Perrino, Psy.D. Tatiana Perrino, Psy.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-5196 (ph)
Clinical Research Building Room 1021
email 
Gregory V. Plano, Ph.D. Gregory V. Plano, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
"Our laboratory primarily investigates virulence mechanisms employed by Yersinia pestis, the etiologic agent of plague."
 
305-243-6310 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3032 (office), 3090 (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Science Building
email 
Lisa W.  Plano, M.D., Ph.D. Lisa W. Plano, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
305-243-2598 (ph)
305-243-3259 (fax)
Room 3087, Rosenstiel Medical Science Building
email 
Elizabeth  Plater-Zyberk, M.Arch Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, M.Arch
Professor and Dean, School of Architecture,
305-284-2999 (ph)
Building 48E, Room 226
email 
Eckhard R. Podack, M.D., Ph.D. Eckhard R. Podack, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
"Basic immunological mechanisms, immunotherapy, cancer immunology, mucosal immunology; cytotoxic mechanisms. Colitis, asthma, antibiotic resistance"
 
305-243-6694 (ph)
305-243-5522 (fax)
Room 3045D (office), 3008 (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Sherri L. Porcelain, Ph.D., M.P.H. Sherri L. Porcelain, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor, Department of International Studies; Director Disaster Research Program for Global Public Health; Voluntary Instructor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-284-3128 (ph)
email 
Vittorio  Porciatti, D.Sc Vittorio Porciatti, D.Sc
Research Professor, Ophthalmology, Director and Vice Chair of Research
Research Summary
Our hypothesis is that retinal neurons exposed to chronic stress/disease undergo a stage of reversible dysfunction before dying. Our goal is to characterize and model stress-function relationships and define the window of opportunity for cell repair in human and mouse models of optic nerve disease using non-invasive electrophysiology and imaging as main tools.
 
305-326-6050 x4309 (ph)
McKnight Vision Research Center - 201D
email 
Guillermo  Prado, Ph.D. Guillermo Prado, Ph.D.
Acting Chief of Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences
305-243-2748 (ph)
305-243-5577 (fax)
Center for Family Studies Building, Room 312
email 
Alberto  Pugliese, M.D. Alberto Pugliese, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Head of the Immunogenetics Program at the Diabetes Research Institute
305-243-5348 (ph)
305-243-4404 (fax)
Room 5014, Diabetes Research Institute
email 
Priyamvada  Rai, Ph.D. Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Research Summary
Modulation of cellular redox status to enhance activation of tumor suppressor pathways in cancer cells
 
(305) 243-3312 (ph)
RMSB 7094
email 
Evadnie  Rampersaud, Ph.D., M.S.P.H Evadnie Rampersaud, Ph.D., M.S.P.H
Research Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
305-243-1192 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 318, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Evadnie  Rampersaud, Ph.D. Evadnie Rampersaud, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Division Director, Division of Genetic Epidemiology in the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Rampersaud's research interests focus on applying statistical methods to identify both genetic and environmental factors that influence risk to obesity, early developmental birth defects including Neural Tube Defects, and preterm birth. She is particularly interested in understanding the genetics of diseases that disproportionately affect women's health and in studying the role that maternal effects, genetic imprinting and maternal-fetal interactions play in causation of these disorders.
 
305-243-5391 (ph)
Room 318, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Sunil   Rao, Ph.D. Sunil Rao, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of the Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
305) 243-6312 (ph)
(305) 243-5544 (fax)
email 
Isildinha M. Reis, Ph.D. Isildinha M. Reis, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Biostatistics and Division of Biostatistics at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-5884 (ph)
305-243-5608 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1040
email 
Jochen  Reiser, M.D., Ph.D. Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology; Chief, Div of Nephrology and Hypertension; Director, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Miami Drug Discovery Center
Research Summary
Cell Biology of podocytes and glomerular disease
 
305-585-1111 (ph)
email 
Camillo  Ricordi, M.D. Camillo Ricordi, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cellular Transplantation
305-243-6913 (ph)
305-243-4404 (fax)
Room 6030, Diabetes Research Institute
email 
Richard L. Riley, Ph.D. Richard L. Riley, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Dean for Preclinical Curriculum
Research Summary
"The research in the Riley laboratory focuses upon the molecular and cellular regulation of B lymphocyte development. In particular, the processes that down-regulate immune functions in old age and other conditions of immunodeficiency are under study."
 
305-243-2644 (ph)
305-243-8595 (fax)
Room 727, McKnight Building
email 
Jack Samuel Ring, J.D. Jack Samuel Ring, J.D.
Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
email 
Kathryn E. Roach, Ph.D., PT Kathryn E. Roach, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor, Tenured, Assistant Chair for Research, Department of Physical Therapy
305-284-4535 (ph)
Plumer Building, 5th Floor
email 
David J. Robbins, Ph.D. David J. Robbins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery; Molecular Oncology Program
Research Summary
Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Disease
 
305-243-5717 (ph)
305-243-2810 (fax)
RMSB, 1035A
email 
Michael  Robbins, Ph.D. Michael Robbins, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute; Director of Research, Functional Family Therapy, Inc., Seattle, Washington; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4324 (ph)
Center for Family Studies Building, Room 217
email 
Eugene  Roberts Eugene Roberts
Associate Professor, Neurology
Research Summary
(305) 243-4640 (ph)
Parkinson Building
email 
Claudia  Rodrigues, Ph.D. Claudia Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary
Mechanisms of stem cell survival
 
305-243-1003 (ph)
305-243-6082 (fax)
Biomedical Research Building 828
email 
Allan   Rodriguez, M.D. Allan Rodriguez, M.D.
Professor of Clinical, Department of Infectious Diseases
(305) 243-3011 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 856
 
Frank  Rodriguez, M.D. Frank Rodriguez, M.D.
General Practice-International Health Research-Pharmacology Comissionner, University of Costa Rica's Commission for HIV-AIDS Prevention Private Clinic in San Jose, Costa Rica; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(506) 8349 1500 (ph)
(506) 2283 4090 (fax)
email 
Michael J. Rohrbaugh, Ph.D. Michael J. Rohrbaugh, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Family Studies and Human Development, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona; Voluntary Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(520) 621-7458 (ph)
(520) 577-8982 (fax)
Psychology Building, Rm. 312 1503 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721-0068
email 
Stephen D Roper, Ph.D. Stephen D Roper, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Research Summary
"I study the molecular and cellular physiology of sensory organs. Specifically, my research focuses on signal transduction and signal processing in taste buds. I use functional imaging with voltage-, pH-, and ion-sensitive fluorescent dyes, confocal microscopy, and electrophysiology."
 
305-243-6769 (ph)
305-243-5931 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 4065
email 
Joseph  Rosenblatt, M.D. Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, William J. Harrington Chair in Hematology, Division Chief of Hematology Oncology
305-243-4860, 9528 (ph)
Room 3300, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
email 
Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D. Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D.
William Harrington Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology
Research Summary
"Research into human gene therapy, anti-angiogenic and immune therapy applications for cancer including the design of novel antibody fusion proteins"
 
305-243-4860 (ph)
305-243-9161 (fax)
 
Lisa  Rosenfeld, M.P.H. Lisa Rosenfeld, M.P.H.
Director, Emergency & Environmental Preparedness Solutions, Inc; Voluntary Instructor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(561) 883-6444 (ph)
email 
Susana G. Rossi, Ph.D. Susana G. Rossi, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Research Summary
Acetylcholinesterase;  Neuromuscular Junction; 
Membrane Depolarization;   Nerve Muscle Interaction
305-243-6940 (ph)
305-243-1053 (fax)
email 
Richard L. Rotundo, Ph.D. Richard L. Rotundo, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology, Physiology and Biophysics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Member of Neurosciences Program
Research Summary
Our research focuses on the biogenesis, folding, and trafficking of acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme that terminates cholinergic neurotransmission in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
305-243-6945 (ph)
305-243-1053 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building - 4168
email 
Cynthia L. Rowe, Ph.D. Cynthia L. Rowe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-3653 (ph)
305-243-4417 (fax)
Center for Families Studies, Room 217
email 
Kenneth E. Rudd, Ph.D. Kenneth E. Rudd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Bacterial Genetics, Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, Small Proteins in E. coli
 
(305) 243-6055 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
email 
Tatjana   Rundek, MD, Ph.D. Tatjana Rundek, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
305-243-7847 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1348
email 
Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N. Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N.
Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Diseases, Miller Professor of Neurology, Epidemiology & Human Genetics, Chair, Dept. of Neurology
Research Summary
305-243-3876 (ph)
305-243-4678 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1352
email 
Jacqueline  Sagen, Ph.D. Jacqueline Sagen, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
Our laboratory is exploring the potential for cell transplantation and/or gene therapy to alleviate chronic pain.
 
(305) 243-5618 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 5-14
 
Gilbert  Saint-Jean, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Gilbert Saint-Jean, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-6571 (ph)
305-243-9470 (fax)
1120 N.W. 14 Street, Suite 1061
email 
Pedro  Salas, M.D., Ph.D. Pedro Salas, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology
Research Summary
Polarization in epithelial cells; Role of the cytoskeleton and signaling pathways.
305-243-6977 (ph)
305-243-1053 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 4090
email 
Matthias A Salathe, M.D. Matthias A Salathe, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care, and Professor of Medicine and Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
"Research focuses on innate host defenses of the airways including mucociliary clearance, mucus secretion, ciliary beating and lactoperoxidase system and recovery from insults."
 
305-585-7340 (ph)
305-243-6992 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, 7063A
email 
Justin  Sanchez, PhD Justin Sanchez, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Summary
Dr. Sanchez’s research interests are in brain-machine interfaces, neural ensemble recordings, motor and limbic system electrophysiology, neural signal processing, and neural engineering.
 
305-284-2330 (ph)
MEA 203
email 
Niramol  Savaraj, M.D. Niramol Savaraj, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
"mTOR signaling, autophagy and drug resistance in lung cancer. The second project is on arginine deprivation as targeted therapy in tumors which do not express argininosuccinate synthetase."
 
(305) 575-3143 (ph)
email 
Kurt  Schesser, Ph.D. Kurt Schesser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary

Genetic and cellular based analysis of microbial virulence factor activity.
 
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305-243-4760 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3037 (office), 3076A (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Paul  Schiller, Ph.D. Paul Schiller, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
"Marrow-isolated adult mutilineage inducible (MIAMI) stem cells: molecular mechanisms of self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation; and their use in regenerative medicine."
 
Michael S. Schmale, Ph.D. Michael S. Schmale, Ph.D.
Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Research Summary
"Development and study of aquatic animal models of disease processes, with an emphasis on cancer. Current research programs include: (1) studies of a unique virus-like agent which causes peripheral nervous system and pigment cell tumors in bicolor damselfish on Florida reefs, (2) vector design and optimization of transgenesis in zebrafish, (3) investigation of the effects of toxins from harmful agal blooms using zebrafish and (4) health and husbandry of California sea hares, Aplysia californica, used in neurobiological research."
 
305-421-4140 (ph)
305-421-4600 (fax)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
email 
Neil  Schneiderman, PhD Neil Schneiderman, PhD
Professor, Health Division
Research Summary
(305) 284-5467 (ph)
Fred C. and Helen Donn Flipse Building - 408
email 
Stephan  C. Schurer, Ph.D. Stephan C. Schurer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Adjunct Associate Professor, Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute Florida
Research Summary
Drug discovery, cheminformatics, computational systems chemical biology, knowledge modeling, big data


305-243-4842 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
CRB 944
email 
Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D. Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4359 (ph)
305-243-5577 (fax)
Center for Family Studies Building, Room 219
email 
William K Scott, Ph.D. William K Scott, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice Chair for Education and Training
Research Summary
Dr. Scott is a genetic epidemiologist interested in the influence of genetic and environmental factors on susceptibility to infectious diseases and complex traits associated with aging.  His research includes candidate gene studies in tuberculosis and sepsis, studies of gene-environment interaction in age-related macular degeneration and Parkinson disease, and genomic studies of longevity and successful aging in the Amish communities of Indiana and Ohio.
 
305-243-2371 (ph)
305-243-2523 (fax)
Room 414 Biomedical Research Building
 
William  K.  Scott, Ph.D. William K. Scott, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Genetics and Vice Chair for Education and Training, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
305-243-8779 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1501
email 
Mitra  Sehi, MSc, PhD, FAAO Mitra Sehi, MSc, PhD, FAAO
Research Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member
Research Summary
Detecting the earliest signs of retinal ganglion cell dysfunction in order to intervene before ganglion cells death in glaucoma and other optic neuropathies using advanced imaging and electrophysiological measures, and mathematical modeling.
 
(561) 515-1546 (ph)
7101 Fairway Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
email 
Eleni  Sfakianaki, M.D., M.S. P.H. Eleni Sfakianaki, M.D., M.S. P.H.
Voluntary Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-1768 (ph)
Clinical Research Building Room 1044
email 
Shirin  Shafazand, M.D. Shirin Shafazand, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
305-243-7838 (ph)
305-243-6372 (fax)
JMH North Wing, Room 224
email 
Donna E.  Shalala, Ph.D. Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D.
President, University of Miami
(305) 284-5155 (ph)
230J, Ashe Admin. Building, Coral Gables, Florida
 
Lina  Shehadeh, Ph.D. Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
MicroRNAs in treating atherosclerosis and inducing cardiac regeneration.
Aptamer-microRNA chimera for targeted delivery of microRNAs.
305-243-0867 (ph)
305-243-3906 (fax)
BRB 818 (Office); BRB 848 FG (Lab)
email 
Noula  Shembade, Ph.D. Noula Shembade, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
  • Regulation of NF-κB and inflammation
  • RNA tumor Virus (HTLV-1)
  • IFNAR1/2 and IFN-YR signaling
  • Inflammasome
  • Cell death

305-243-7893 (ph)
305-243-6410 (fax)
Room 503 (office), 519 (lab) Papanicolaou Cancer Research Building
email 
Valery  Shestopalov, Ph.D. Valery Shestopalov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Opthamology and Cell Biology
Research Summary
Cell and Systems Biology
 
305-547-3680 (ph)
McKnight Vision Research Center - 617
email 
James M. Shultz, Ph.D., M.S. James M. Shultz, Ph.D., M.S.
Director, Center for Disaster & Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center); Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 243-2206 (ph)
(305) 243-5544 (fax)
Clinical Research Building Room 1043
email 
Thomas  Sick, Ph.D. Thomas Sick, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology and Physiology & Biophysics
Research Summary
305-243-3858 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 3-22
email 
Jose P. Silva, MD, Ph.D. Jose P. Silva, MD, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary
Dr. Silva is interested in studying the central and peripheral mechanisms that control energy and glucose balance, the role of non-protein coding RNAs in metabolic gene regulation and strategies to target non-protein coding RNAs as drug therapies for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
 
305-243-1209 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 433, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Rakesh  Singal, M.D. Rakesh Singal, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine/Hematology/Oncology
Research Summary
Dr. Singal’s research focuses on the epigenetic mechanisms that inactivate certain tumor-suppressor genes in prostate cancer and designing clinical trials based on lab research.
 
305-243-4909 (ph)
305-243-4905 (fax)
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
email 
Isaac  Skromne, PhD Isaac Skromne, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology
Research Summary
Development and patterning of the vertebrate central nervous system
 
305-284-6881 (ph)
Cox - 1301 Memorial Dr., Room 232
email 
Vladlen Z.  Slepak, Ph.D. Vladlen Z. Slepak, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Program Director, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
"Novel mechanisms of signal transduction, with a focus on heterotrimeric G proteins and Ca2+ binding proteins. Structure-function aspects and subcellular localization of signaling proteins"
 
305-243-3430 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6130
email 
Joyce M. Slingerland, MD, PhD Joyce M. Slingerland, MD, PhD
Director, Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute, UMSylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
Breast cancer, molecular mechanisms, molecular genetics, epidemiology, cell cycle, and estrogen receptors
 
305-243-4909 (ph)
305-243-4975 (fax)
email 
Elizabeth R. Smith, Ph.D. Elizabeth R. Smith, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Research Summary

Ovarian biology, epithelial differentiation, signal transduction

305-243-1433 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
Papanicolaou Research Building 415
email 
Hosanna   Soler-Vila, Ph.D. Hosanna Soler-Vila, Ph.D.
Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health; Consultant, Tecnicas Avanzadas de Investigacion en Servicios de Salud
email 
Helena  M. Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D. Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering,
305-284-2908 (ph)
305-284-3492 (fax)
1251 Memorial Drive, McArthur Engineering Building, Room 252, Coral Gables, FL 33156
email 
Jay Murray Sosenko, M.D. Jay Murray Sosenko, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
305-243-6146 (ph)
305-243-4484 (fax)
Diabetes Research Institute, Room 3054
email 
Cherie Stabler
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
305-243-9768 (ph)
Rm 3016, DRI
 
Nancy  Stein, Ph.D., M.P.H. Nancy Stein, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-7174 (ph)
Clinical Research Building Room 1146
 
Mario  Stevenson, Ph.D. Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
AIDS Pathogenesis and neuropathogenesis. Viral persistence and reservoirs. Therapeutic strategies for HIV/AIDS.
305-243-2689 (ph)
305-243-8799 (fax)
Room 109, Two Story Lab (TSL)
email 
Geoffrey W. Stone, Ph.D. Geoffrey W. Stone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Group Leader, HIV Program, Dodson Interdisciplinary Immunotherapy Institute
Research Summary
HIV Vaccines and Molecular Adjuvants to Enhance Immune Memory Responses
 
305-243-2189 (ph)
305-243-7211 (fax)
Room 743 (office), 708 (lab) Batchelor Children's Research Institute
email 
Natasa Strbo

305-243-4681 (ph)
3008 RMSB
 
Lourdes Suarez-Morales, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Studies; Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 243-5505 (ph)
Center for Family Studies Building, Suite 315
email 
Xiao Jian  Sun, Ph.D. Xiao Jian Sun, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Research Summary

Defining the mechanisms underlying abnormal gene expression in cancer

305-243-6294 (ph)
Biomedical Research Building #709
email 
Jose  Szapocznik, Ph.D. Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-8331 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 650
email 
Danuta  Szczesna-Cordary, Ph.D. Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
"My research is directed toward unraveling the mechanisms of Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (FHC), an autosomal dominant disease originating from mutations in genes that encode for the major contractile proteins of the heart, including the ventricular myosin regulatory (RLC) and essential (ELC) light chains. Using a combination of molecular biological and physiological approaches we are trying to answer important questions regarding the molecular determinants of the myosin light chain mutations - mediated pathology in the heart."
 
305-243-2908 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6113
email 
Francisco Santiago  Tejada Reategui, M.D., F.A.C.P. Francisco Santiago Tejada Reategui, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Clinical Research Scientist, UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
email 
Mustafa  Tekin, M.D. Mustafa Tekin, M.D.
Associate Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genetics
Research Summary
Dr. Tekin's main area of interest in research is the genetics of hearing loss including nonsyndromic deafness as well as a broad variety of special genetic conditions associated with hearing loss such as Usher, Pendred, and branchio-oto-renal syndromes and auditory neuropathy.
 
305-243-2381 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 610, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Christine  Thomas, Ph.D. Christine Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Research Summary
"My research explores strategies to rescue denervated muscles from degeneration; the mechanisms underlying peripheral nerve regeneration, neuromuscular fatigue, weakness and spasticity."
 
305-243-7109 (fax)
Lois Pope LIFE Center Lois Pope LIFE Center
email 
Emmanuel  Thomas, MD. Ph.D. Emmanuel Thomas, MD. Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Research Summary
Innate Immune Responses to Hepatitis B & C Virus and its Role in Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Clinical Studies Aimed at the Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
305-243-2895 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
Papanicolaou #514
email 
Emmanuel Thomas
Research Associate Professor
305-243-2895 (ph)
514 Papanicolau Bldg
 
Giovana R. Thomas, M.D. Giovana R. Thomas, M.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
305-243-3054 (ph)
Room 3550, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
email 
Yonette Felicity Thomas, Ph.D. Yonette Felicity Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, Howard University, Washington, D.C; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
202-806-4759 (ph)
202-483-8042 (fax)
Office of the Vice President for Research And Compliance, Howard University, Washington DC
email 
Michal  Toborek, M.D., Ph.D. Michal Toborek, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Research Summary
Studies on the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB)
and how different pathological conditions can lead to the
disruption and/or dysfunction of the BBB.
305-243-0230 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
Room 516, R. Bunn Gautier Building (Locator R-629)
email 
Marjana  Tomic-Canic, Ph.D. Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Research Summary
Dr. Tomic-Canic's research is focused on using genomics approaches to understand biology of skin including: mechanisms of disease (such as chronic wounds, infection or skin cancer); prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers and mechanisms of drug response.
 
305-243-4940 (ph)
2023A RMSB-Med Sci Bldg
email 
Marta  Torroella-Kouri, Ph.D. Marta Torroella-Kouri, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary
"My research interests pertain to the role of the innate immune system, particularly of macrophages/monocytes, in the immune suppression observed in mice bearing advanced tumors. Peritoneal and tumor-associated macrophages and their precursors, monocytes in the circulation, represent and exhibit different levels of local and systemic immune suppression in the host. We have found that transcripition factors NFkB, STAT1 and STAT3 are differentially expressed in these cells, resulting in altered cell signaling pathways and cytokine gene expression patterns."
 
305-243-6260 (ph)
305-243-4623 (fax)
Room 3123A (office), 3133 (lab) Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building
email 
Marta   Torroella-Kouri, Ph.D Marta Torroella-Kouri, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
(305) 243-6260 (ph)
email 
Kathryn W. Tosney, Ph.D. Kathryn W. Tosney, Ph.D.
Chair, Biology
Research Summary
The Tosney lab studies axon guidance and growth cone motility.
 
(305) 284-4134 (ph)
Cox Science Center - 215
email 
Edward  Trapido, Sc.D., F.A.C.E. Edward Trapido, Sc.D., F.A.C.E.
Professor and Wendell Gauthier Chair of Cancer Epidemiology, Deputy Director for Population Sciences,Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, Louisiana State University; Voluntary Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(504) 568-5772 (ph)
(504) 568-5701 (fax)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1400, New Orleans, LA 70130
email 
Mary Jo Trepka, M.D., M.S.P.H. Mary Jo Trepka, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University; Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
(305) 348-7186 (ph)
(305) 348-4901 (fax)
11200 SW 8th Street, HLS II-582, Miami, FL 33199
email 
Nicholas   Tsinoremas , Ph.D. Nicholas Tsinoremas , Ph.D.
Director, Center for Computational Science and Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Health Informatics
Research Summary
My research interests are in computational genomics, cheminformatics, and bioinformatics.
 
305-243-4962 (ph)
Room 610, Clinical Research Building
email 
Pantelis  Tsoulfas, M.D. Pantelis Tsoulfas, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery and Cell Biology
Research Summary
"Our areas of research center on the development of the nervous system, neurotrophin signaling in neural cells and repair of the CNS after spinal cord injury. For the development of nervous system we try to understand how mitogenic factors influence cell numbers and how cell fates are linked to specific transcriptional networks. We use live fluorescent imaging techniques to study neurotrophin signaling. For spinal cord injury repair strategies, we utilize modified neurotrophins and grafting of CNS derived cells. We integrate several approaches including Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Imaging techniques."
 
(305) 243 3433 (ph)
(305) 243 3434 (fax)
Lois Pope LIFE Center 5-13
email 
Steven  G. Ullman, Ph.D. Steven G. Ullman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-284-9920 (ph)
Jenkins Building, 323C
email 
Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D. Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Vance's primary areas of expertise are in Neurogenetics, especially in Parkinson disease and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, and also in cardiovascular genetics, human genotyping and banking of DNA samples, and the molecular aspects of the positional cloning of human disease. His research has focused on the application of clinical, molecular, and mathematical genetic techniques to identify genes leading to human disease.
 
305-243-2283 (ph)
Room 616, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Ph.D. Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Surgery
Research Summary
Vascular Biology; Atherosclerosis, restenosis and other vascular obstructive diseases; and Smooth muscle cell biology
305-243-1154 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building (RMSB), Room 7147B
email 
Fulvia  Verde, Ph.D. Fulvia Verde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology and Cell Biology; Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Center for Medical Genetics Miami Yeast Group member
Research Summary
Control of cell morphogenesis in fission yeast 
 
305-243-3106 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6130
email 
Ramiro E. Verdun
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Summary
The goal of this laboratory is to increase our knowledge in the molecular mechanisms used by normal and cancer cells to keep the integrity of their telomeres and genomic DNA. Maintenance of genome stability depends on appropriate responses to DNA damage. This involves the mobilization of DNA damage factors to the site of damage and the activation of checkpoint pathways that consequently delay cell cycle progression. Lack of these controls results in an accumulation of chromosomes aberrations, genome instability and finally transformation. The natural ends of the linear chromosomes, the telomeres, represent a problem in the control of genome stability.
305-243-3438 (ph)
1600 NW 10th Avenue RMSB 7114A (D503)
 
Claes  R.  Wahlestedt, M.D, Ph.D. Claes R. Wahlestedt, M.D, Ph.D.
Director, Genomic Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Innovation Center (G-ITIC)
Research Summary
Dr. Wahlestedt's research interests focus on novel drug therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders and epigenetics.
 
305-243-7694 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 407, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Katherina  Walz, Ph.D. Katherina Walz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member
Research Summary
Dr. Walz's research focuses on understanding the molecular bases of human genetic conditions affecting behavior utilizing mouse models.
 
305-243-1116 (ph)
305-243-2523 (fax)
Room 418, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Gaofeng  Wang, Ph.D. Gaofeng Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Wang's research focuses on the molecular genetics of Parkinson disease and age-related macular degeneration.
 
(305) 243-6177 (ph)
(305) 243-2396 (fax)
Room 525, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Liyong  Wang, Ph.D. Liyong Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Wang's research focuses on using genomic approaches to map susceptibility genes and discover novel pathways for complex diseases such as coronary artery disease and Parkinson disease.
 
305-243-6177 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 609, Biomedical Research Building
email 
Yingcai  Wang, Ph.D. Yingcai Wang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary
305-243-6766 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6104
email 
Robert  Warren, Ph.D. Robert Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus , Cell Biology
(305) 243-6923 (ph)
(305) 243-1053 (fax)
RMSB 4136
email 
David  Watkins, Ph.D. David Watkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair of Research
305-243-0405 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, room 1430
email 
Brant   Watson, Ph.D. Brant Watson, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology
Research Summary
"My laboratory has been devoted to experimental stroke research. Stroke is induced by laser-driven photochemical sensitization of endothelial damage in a specific cerebral artery, yielding an occlusive thrombus composed either of platelets only, or a mixture of platelets, fibrin, and red blood cells. Both kinds of thrombi can be dissolved and circulation to the brain restored by means of ultraviolet laser irradiation, thus alleviating the stroke."
 
(305) 243-6439 (ph)
Parkinson Building - 3059
email 
Keith  Webster, Ph.D. Keith Webster, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology; Director of the Vascular Biology Institute; Walter G. Ross Chair of Vascular Biology
Research Summary
Myocardial ischemia, Apoptosis, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy  
 
305-243-6779 (ph)
305-243-6082 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6038
email 
Rong  Wen, M.D., Ph.D. Rong Wen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Opthamology
Research Summary
Retinal cell biology; photoreceptor degeneration; retinal vascular disorders
 
(305) 482-4874 (ph)
McKnight Vision Research Center - 506
email 
Rudolf  Werner, Dr. rer. nat Rudolf Werner, Dr. rer. nat
Professor emeritus (Current coordinator of the freshman medical course "Molecular Basis of Life")
(305) 243-6998 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
email 
William J. Whelan, D.Sc., FRS William J. Whelan, D.Sc., FRS
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Biogenesis of Energy-Reserve Polysaccharides
Carbohydrates and the Glycemic Index
 
(305) 243-6267 (ph)
(305) 243-5665 (fax)
email 
Eva  Widerstrom-Noga, D.D.S., PH.D. Eva Widerstrom-Noga, D.D.S., PH.D.
Research Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery, and Rehabilitation Medicine
Research Summary
(305) 243-7125 (ph)
Lois Pope LIFE Center - 634
email 
James D. Wilkinson, M.D., M.P.H. James D. Wilkinson, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
305-243-5841 (ph)
305-243-3443 (fax)
Highland Professional Building, Room 212F
email 
David  Wilson, Ph.D. David Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Research Summary
(305) 284-6421 (ph)
(305) 284-3039 (fax)
Cox Science Center - 237
email 
Hans-Ulrich   Wittchen, Ph.D. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Ph.D.
Chairman and Director, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Logitudinal Studies (CELOS)
++49-351-463-36983 (ph)
++49-351-463-36984 (fax)
Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str. 46, D-01187 Dresden, Germany
email 
Clinton  Wright, MD Clinton Wright, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Scientific Director, Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute Stroke Division
Research Summary
Role of vascular disease in cognitive aging; emphasis on structural brain imaging, neuropsychological assessment, epidemiology.
 
243-1664 (ph)
243-7081 (fax)
1120 NW 14TH STREET, SUITE 1349, MIAMI, FL 33136 - C215
email 
Clinton  B. Wright, M.D. Clinton B. Wright, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Scientific Director, Evelyn McKnight Center for Age Related Memory Loss
305-243-6732 (ph)
305-243-4678 (fax)
Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14th Street, 13th Floor, Miami, FL 33136
email 
Joanne Wuu, ScM
Research Assistant Professor
305-243-4819 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1345
email 
Huiliang   Xie, Ph.D. Huiliang Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-5025 (ph)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1060
email 
Xiang-Xi (Mike)  Xu, Ph.D. Xiang-Xi (Mike) Xu, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology
Research Summary
Ovarian cancer biology and early embryogenesis
 
305-243-1750 (ph)
305-243-5885 (fax)
Papanicolaou Research Building 417
email 
Juan  Young, Ph.D. Juan Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member
Research Summary
Dr. Young's research interests include epigenetic mechanisms regulating CNS function; mouse models of neurological diseases.
 
305-243-1027 (ph)
305-243-2523 (fax)
Room 524, Biomedical Research Building
email 
R. Grace  Zhai, Ph.D. R. Grace Zhai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
Dr. Zhai is interested in understanding the genetic and cellular basis of neural development, neurodegeneration and neuroprotection using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system.
 
305-243-6316 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 6069
email 
Fangliang  Zhang, Ph.D. Fangliang Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Research Summary
Cytoskeleton, cell motility and cell adhesion
Protein posttranslational modifications: arginylation and proteolytic processing
305-243-0159 (ph)
305-243-4555 (fax)
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Room 6047
email 
Yanbin  Zhang, Ph.D. Yanbin Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Editorial boards: DNA Repair, PLOS ONE
Research Summary
DNA repair and mutagenesis, mismatch repair, translesion synthesis, Fanconi anemia pathway of DNA repair.
 
(305) 243-9237 (ph)
Gautier 311
email 
Stephan   Züchner, M.D. Stephan Züchner, M.D.
Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Director, Center for Human Molecular Genomics, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Research Summary
Dr. Züchner is identifying and characterizing the function of genomic variation that is involved in human disease phenotypes, specifically for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.
 
305-243-6177 (ph)
305-243-2396 (fax)
Room 523, Biomedical Research Building
email 
 
Administration
Dori McLean
Administrative Assistant to William K. Scott, Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street, 8th Floor
Miami, FL 33136
Tel: 305-243-8779
Fax: 305-243-2396

Lourdes M. Acosta, MBA
Education Coordinator
The Dr. John. T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Telephone, 305-243-2559
Fax: 305-243-3919
 
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