Faculty Summary

 

Contact Information Research Interests Currently Accepting Rotation Students
Charles E. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
(352) 294-5064
woodc@ufl.edu
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
aalli@ufl.edu
Diabetic nephropathy; Blood pressure disorders; Pregnancy; Ion channels; Sodium transport; Exosomes; Proteases; Scaffolding proteins; Phospholipid phosphates.
Erin B. Bruce, PhD
Lecturer
(352) 294-8626
ebruce5@ufl.edu
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
kpconrad@ufl.edu
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.
Annette de Kloet, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(352) 294-8490
adekloet@ufl.edu
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
kaesser@ufl.edu
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
hkasahar@ufl.edu
The function of Nkx2.5, an evolutionarily conserved NK2 class of homeobox transcription factor in mature cardiomyocytes.
Jaya P. Kolli, M.D.
Lecturer
(352) 273-8693
jkolli@ufl.edu
Dr. Kolli teaches graduate-level courses in Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology.
Andrew C. Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 392-3791
andrew.liu@ufl.edu
Circadian rhythms in mammals; Biochemistry; Genetics; Molecular biology; Functional genomics;
Behavior; Physiology; Immunology.
Yes
Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-9299
mraizada@ufl.edu
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.
Professor
(352) 392-1816
psayeski@ufl.edu
Signal transduction; Jak2 tyrosine kinase; Tyrosine kinase biology; Small molecule inhibitors; Myeloproliferative disorders; Stroke; Hematological malignancies.
Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D.
Professor
(352) 392-4480
stevensb@ufl.edu
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
csumners@ufl.edu
The cellular, molecular and physiological actions of angiotensin II (Ang II) in the brain.
Tanja Taivassalo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(352) 294-8748
ttaivassalo@ufl.edu
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.
Professor
(352) 294-5996
glennw@ufl.edu
Pathophysiology of muscle damage and the development of novel molecular and cellular imaging techniques. Yes

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