The first UF Health-Science center-wide Research Blitz will be this Friday, Communicore C1-3, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm (with a coffee break in the middle, for conversations). Each faculty presenter will give a very brief overview of projects, expertise, and collaboration interests. The broad overarching theme (current work and/or potential application/interest) is the general area of immunology/infection.
Many speakers are newer faculty, and are from multiple colleges with a wide range of expertise; it is a great opportunity to meet, network and brainstorm. The list of presenters and interests is noted below. Feel free to let others know about this event, including postdocs/grad students.
This is being organized by the COM faculty council, and we hope to hold additional HSC-wide blitzes in the future. If you would like to present at one, please contact Dr. Peggy Wallace (email@example.com).
|HSC Blitz 11.17.17|
|name||college||department||research interests and/or tools|
|Jose A. Lemos, PhD||Dentistry||Oral Biology||virulence mechanisms, Strep. mutans, enterococci, caries, endocarditis, bacterial stress response, host-pathogen firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Juergen Bulitta, PhD||Pharmacy||Pharmaceutics||multidrug-resistant bacterial ‘superbugs’, novel antibiotic development and combination dosing strategies, QSP modeling, PK/PD of inhaled email@example.com|
|Apichai Tuanyok, PhD||Vet. Medicine||Infectious Disease & Pathology||burkholderia bacteria vaccine development, melioidosis, antibiotic resistance, PCR detection of burkholderia, innate immune firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jacqueline Abranches, PhD||Dentistry||Oral Biology||bacteria-host interactions, oral and systemic infections, intracellular bacteria, biofilms, bacterial stress tolerance. Strep.mutans, enterococci, lactobacilli.||Jabranches@dental.ufl.edu|
|Jianping Huang, PhD||Medicine||Neurosurgery||brain tumor immunotherapy group, immunopathology, blood brain barrier, CAR-T therapy, nanoparticles, clinical research.||Jianping.Huang@neurosurgery.ufl.edu|
|Amy Vittor, MD PhD||Medicine||Infectious Disease & Global Med.||Drivers of mosquito-borne viral (arboviral) emergence : host susceptibility (antibody durability and cross-reactivity; antibody-dependent cell mediated cytotoxicity), deforestation, climate. Alphaviral pathogenesis. Arboviral transmission cycles and epidemiology in the tropics.||Amy.Vittor@medicine.ufl.edu|
|Jinying Zhao, PhD||PHHP and Med.||Epidemiology||genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics of human complex diseases. Biomarker identification from big data (e.g., genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics). Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer. Development of novel statistical/bioinform. email@example.com|
|Jorge Frias-Lopez, PhD||Dentistry||Oral Biology||ecology of the human microbiome, periodontitis, microbe-host interactions, meta-transcriptome gene expression analysis, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paramita Chakrabarty, PhD||Medicine||Neuroscience||immune activation in dementias, relationship between innate immunity and proteostasis in mouse neurodegenerative models. Recombinant AAV somatic brain transgenesis models. Immune functioning in proteostasis and therapy email@example.com|
|Zsolt Toth, PhD||Dentistry||Oral Biology||viral and host epigenetic regulation of oncogenic herpes infection, oral epithelium, structure-function mutation assays , chromatin structure regulation (epigenomics).||ZToth@dental.ufl.edu|
|Lei Jin, PhD||Medicine||Medicine||Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs); mucosal vaccine adjuvant; human STING genetic variants; lung dendritic cells, pneumococcal lung infection.||Lei.Jin@medicine.ufl.edu|
|Sihem Bihorel, PhD||Pharmacy||Pharmaceutics||Translational quantitative systems pharmacology and enhanced pharmacodynamics of anti-cancer and immuno-oncology drugs, novel anti-cancer drug delivery systems, lipid nano particles, targeted immuno-therapy, optimizing sequence of combination firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wayne McCormack, PhD||Office of Biomedical Research Career Development||CTSI support for interdisciplinary email@example.com|