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Biomedical Sciences Faculty

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Biology

Dr. Doria Bowers 

Mosquito borne viruses, microscopy/ histology, infections diseases and barriers, diagnostics, virus variants, public health, trafficking 

 

Dr. Dale Casamatta

Cyanobacteria, systematics, 16SrDNA, novel biodiversity, harmful algal blooms, microbial ecology, phylogenetics.

 

Bacterial Pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, nosocomial infections, innate immunity, and membrane biochemistry
 
Functional morphology, biomechanics, anatomy, feeding in vertebrates, biomimetics 
 
Biology of aging, lifespan, nutrition, physiology, insect models, effects of reproduction on lifespan 
 
Protein analysis, enzyme function, molecular biology, yeast physiology 

Cancer, bioinformatics, data mining, drug discovery and design, personalized medicine 

Cellular metabolism, Neural retina, innate immunity, molecular biology, biochemistry 

Cancer Biology, Proteomics, drug discovery and design, biomarker discovery, molecular Biology 
 
Evolutionary developmental biology, comparative genomics, body plan evolution, phylogenetics​ 

 

Dr. Candice Tahimic

Physiological effects of simulated microgravity and space radiation applicable to human diseases on Earth, aging and disuse-related osteoporosis, oxidative damage as a mechanism for aging and therapeutic target, circadian clock and its role in disease, biomarkers for aging-related diseases, bioinformatics (Fall 2020)

 

Skeletal Muscle Atrophy, sarcopenia, aging, molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms of muscle wasting, genome-wide expression analysis, gene regulation 

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Chemistry

Dr. Bryan Knuckley

Chemical biology, drug design, high throughput screening, assay development, enzyme kinetics, enzyme mechanisms 

 

Dr. Ken Laali 

Synthesis of novel curcuminoids as potential anti-tumor drugs, organofluorine chemistry and synthesis of fluorinated analogs of pharmaceuticals, Application of Ionic Liquids as novel solvents and catalysts for organic synthesis and green chemistry, Development of new synthetic methods and their application.

 

Dr. Amy Lane 

Drug discovery, marine natural product, biosynthesis, marine microbiology, chemical ecology, metabolomics

 

Dr. Hannah Malcolm

 

Mechanosensation, bacterial mechanosensitive ion channels, the mechanosensitive channel of small conductance (MscS), patch clamp electrophysiology

 

 

College of Arts & Sciences:  Mathematics & Statistics

Dr. Beyza Aslan

Mathematical Modeling, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Data Analysis/data modeling, rare genetic metabolic disorders, diagnostics 


Dr. Michelle R. DeDeo

Computational Science, Analytic Number Theory, Number theoretic approaches to Graph Theory, Complex Analysis, Biostatistics, computational neuroscience

 

 

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Psychology

Dr. Katherine Hooper

Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, dopamine receptors, striatum, teaching and testing methodologies

 

Dr. Lori J. Lange

The human-environment interaction, perceptions and health, Accuracy of symptom, health, and illness appraisals, behavioral, emotional and mental response in victims of a technological disaster

 

Coggin College of Business

Dr. Andres A. Gallo

International Economics, economic development, Latin America Economies, institutional economics, political economy, property rights, government regulation, law and economics, international business

 


College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

School of Computing

Dr. Sanjay P. Ahuja

Cloud and Fog Computing, Internet of Things, Cyber security, cryptography, Performance analysis and capacity planning of high-availability and high-performance distributed systems, Reliability and performance analysis, modeling, and simulation of computer networks, Applications of the Genetic Algorithm (GA) 

School of Engineering

Dr. Juan Aceros

Nanotechnology, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Insulating Biomaterials, Biomedical Devices, Neural Prosthetics, Assistive Technologies, Biomedical Sensors and Stimulators, Human Interface Devices. 


Brooks College of Health

Nutrition & Dietetics

Dr. Andrea Y. Arikawa

Nutrition and lifestyle, inflammation, oxidative stress, chronic diseases, obesity, cancer, gut microflora, dietary factors.

 

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

Dr. Chitra Lakshmi K Balasubramanian

Gait assessment, Gait rehabilitation, Stroke rehabilitation, Elderly/aging, Falls, Neurophysiology, Neuroplasticity

 

Dr. Mary S. Lundy

Pediatric Physical Therapy, Quality of life for children with developmental disabilities, Neuro-Developmental Therapy, mobility and cortical visual impairment, adaptive technology, Adaptive Sport for Military Veterans.

 

Public Health

Dr. Amber N. Barnes

Global Health, Zoonoses, One Health, WASH, Food and Waterborne Pathogens, Enteric Parasites, Gender and Livestock Husbandry


The Mayo Clinic

Courtesy Faculty Appointments in UNF Department of Biology (*pending)

 

Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya

Targeted drug delivery, Pancreatic cancer, Nanomedicine, Biosensor, Biomechanics, Extracellular vesicles

 

Dr. Katelyn Bruno 

Cardiology, inflammation, sex differences, translational research, cardio-oncology, regenerative medicine  


Dr. Thomas Caulfield

Deep Learning/Machine Learning, De Novo drug design, Molecular modeling, Simulations, Conformational biasing algorithms, Adaptive informatics for database driven personalized medicine

 

*Dr. Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, M.D., Ph.D.

Brain tumors; Neurogenesis; Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM); Architecture of the human subventricular zone; Neural progenitor and brain tumor cell migration

 

Sunil Krishnan, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Radiotherapy, gastrointestinal cancer, gold nanoparticles, immunotherapy


*Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.

Brain tumors and cell migration; healthcare disparities and clinical outcomes for neurosurgical patients; motor and speech mapping during surgery; personalized medicine 

 

Dr. Evette Radisky

Tumor progression and metastasis, proteases and protease inhibitors, protein engineering, structural enzymology, molecular recognition, drug discovery and design


*Dr. Owen A. Ross

Movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, aging, neurogenomics, bioinformatics

 

Marka van Blitterswijk, M.D., Ph.D.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), genomics, bioinformatics, long-read sequencing, single-cell RNA sequencing, brain organoids 


Dr. Joy-Emilie V. Wolfram

Extracellular vesicles, nanomedicine, drug delivery, cancer, inflammation, translational research 

 

Johnson & Johnson Vision

Courtesy Faculty Appointments in UNF Department of Biology


*Dr. Bailin Liang

Inflammation, immunology, autoimmunity, contact lens, biomarker, and dry eye