Faculty Summary

Faculty Contact InformationResearch InterestsCurrently Accepting Rotation Students
Charles E. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
(352) 294-5064
Fetus; Stress; Neuroendocrinology; Blood pressure; Hypoxia; Ischemia; Labor; Parturition; Adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; Cortisol; Estrogen; Estradiol; Estradiol-3-Sulfate; Sulfatase; Sulfotransferase. Yes
Abdel Alli, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
(352) 273-7877
Diabetic nephropathy; Blood pressure disorders; Pregnancy; Ion channels; Sodium transport; Exosomes; Proteases; Scaffolding proteins; Phospholipid phosphates.
Erin B. Bruce, PhD
(352) 294-8626
Dr. Bruce teaches graduate-level courses in Cardiovascular Physiology.
Kirk P. Conrad, M.D.
J. Robert and Mary Cade Professor of Physiology
(352) 392-2798
Cardiovascular and renal vasodilation, and increased arterial compliance during normal pregnancy; Cardiovascular and renal vasodilatory actions and mechanisms of relaxin; Corpus luteal contribution to pregnancy physiology and outcome in assisted reproductive technology; Trophoblast and placental biology; Endometrial antecedents of preeclampsia.
Erica A. Dale, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor(352) 273-8241
Neural control of breathing; Stepping, standing, and postural control after spinal cord injury; Spinal mechanisms in the autonomic control of arrhythmias in a porcine model; Respiratory physiology and neurobiology; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Spinal learning.
Annette de Kloet, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(352) 294-8490
Obesity; Hypertension; Metabolic syndrome; Stress and stress-related pathologies; Neuroendocrinology; Neural regulation of blood pressure; Neural regulation of energy metabolism; Thermoregulation; Ingestive behavior; Renin angiotensin system. Yes
Karyn Esser, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Program Director, Institute of Myology
(352) 273-5728
Circadian rhythms and the molecular clock in skeletal muscle; Exercise and circadian rhythms; Molecular clock and myogenic transcription program; Skeletal muscle hypertrophy; Aging and circadian rhythms; Skeletal muscle structure and function.
Hideko Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 846-1503
The function of Nkx2.5, an evolutionarily conserved NK2 class of homeobox transcription factor in mature cardiomyocytes.
Jaya P. Kolli, M.D.
(352) 273-8693
Dr. Kolli teaches graduate-level courses in Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology.
Andrew C. Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 392-3791
Circadian rhythms in mammals; Biochemistry; Genetics; Molecular biology; Functional genomics; Behavior; Physiology; Immunology. Yes
Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-9299
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Brain Angiotensin Control of Cardiovascular Functions; Genetic Targeting of the RAS for the Control of Hypertension. Yes
Peter P. Sayeski, Ph.D.
(352) 392-1816
Signal transduction; Jak2 tyrosine kinase; Tyrosine kinase biology; Small molecule inhibitors; Myeloproliferative disorders; Stroke; Hematological malignancies.
Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D.
(352) 392-4480
Gut microbiome; Inflammation; Astrocyte; Transport; Transporter; Membranes; Schizophrenia; Psychosis; TLR3, Innate Immunity; Signaling; Cellular physiology; Antioxidant; PKR; Heme oxygenase; Glutamate.
Colin Sumners, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director, Junior Honors Medical Program
(352) 392-4485
The cellular, molecular and physiological actions of angiotensin II (Ang II) in the brain.
Tanja Taivassalo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor(352) 294-8748
Neuromuscular disease; Mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA disorders; Innovative treatment approaches aimed at inducing skeletal muscle adaptation; Exercise training; Intermittent hypoxia. Yes
Glenn A. Walter, Ph.D.
(352) 294-5996
Pathophysiology of muscle damage and the development of novel molecular and cellular imaging techniques. Yes

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