Faculty

Leadership

Core Faculty

Monica Banez Coronel

Monica Banez Coronel

Research Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Jodi L Bubenik

Jodi L Bubenik

Assistant Scientist (faculty)
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
John D Cleary

John D Cleary

Assistant Scientist
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Research Interests:
  • Genetics
  • Molecular therapy
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Rare neuromuscular disorders
  • Repeat Expansion Diseases
Kotaro Fujii

Kotaro Fujii

Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Lauren M McIntyre

Lauren M McIntyre

Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Lien T Nguyen

Lien T Nguyen

Research Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Belinda Pinto

Belinda Pinto

Assistant Scientist (faculty)
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Emily K Plowman

Emily K Plowman

Professor, Doctoral Program Director
Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Research Interests:
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery and Postoperative Recovery
  • Rare neuromuscular disorders
  • Rehabilitation
  • Screening tool validation
  • dysphagia
Sub Subramony

Sub Subramony M.D.

Professor
Department: MD-NEUROMUSCULAR NEUROLOGY
Research Interests:
  • Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Mitochondrial myopathy
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
Lukasz J Sznajder

Lukasz J Sznajder

Research Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Margaret R Wallace

Margaret R Wallace

Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Research Interests:
  • Genetics
Eric Wang

Eric Wang

Associate Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
James Wymer

James Wymer MD, FAAN

Professor
Department: MD-NEUROMUSCULAR NEUROLOGY
Research Interests:
  • ALS
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathy
Tao Zu

Tao Zu

Research Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Email: taozu@ufl.edu

Affiliated Faculty

David R Borchelt

David R Borchelt

Professor, Director SantaFe Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Department: Department of Neuroscience
Email: drb1@ufl.edu
Matthew R Burns

Matthew R Burns MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Of Neurology
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Research Interests:
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • ataxia
  • mechanisms of aging
  • neuromodulatory treatments
Miguel Chuquilin Arista

Miguel Chuquilin Arista MD, FAAN

Associate Professor
Department: MD-NEUROMUSCULAR NEUROLOGY
Research Interests:
  • Autonomic disorder
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Neuromuscular junction
  • Neuropathy
Matthew Farrer

Matthew Farrer PhD

Lauren And Lee Fixel Chair, Professor Of Neurology, Director Of Clinical Genomics Program At UF Clinical And Translational Science Institute
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Timothy J Garrett

Timothy J Garrett

Associate Professor
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL
Research Interests:
  • Lipidomics
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Metabolomics
Malú Gámez Tansey

Malú Gámez Tansey

Norman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Co-Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center
Department: Department of Neuroscience
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • FTD
  • Gut Microbiome
  • Microglia
  • Neuroimmune interactions in Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Parkinson’s disease
Michael Kladde

Michael Kladde

PROFESSOR
Department: MD-BIOCHEM / MOLECULAR BIOL
Matthew J LaVoie

Matthew J LaVoie PhD

Fixel Family Chair, Co-Director Center Of Translational Research In Neurodegenerative Disease, Associate Chair For Research-Neurology
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
Jada Lewis

Jada Lewis

Professor, Deputy Director McKnight Brain Institute
Department: Department of Neuroscience
Donovan J Lott

Donovan J Lott

RES ASO PROF
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Nikolaus McFarland

Nikolaus McFarland MD, PhD

Associate Professor Of Neurology, Wright/Falls/Simmons Professorship In PSP And Atypical Parkinsonism, Director UF HDSA Center Of Excellence
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Research Interests:
  • Clinical Translational Neuroscience
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Gordon S Mitchell

Gordon S Mitchell Ph.D.

PROF
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Research Interests:
  • ALS
  • Intermittent hypoxia
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Respiratory physiology
  • Sleep apnea
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
David A Ostrov

David A Ostrov

Associate Professor
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY
Stefan Prokop

Stefan Prokop M.D.

AST PROF
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Microglia
  • Neuroimmune interactions in Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathology of Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
Mingyi Xie

Mingyi Xie

AST PROF
Department: MD-BIOCHEM / MOLECULAR BIOL
Research Interests:
  • Cancer
  • Genetics
  • RNA
Anthony T Yachnis

Anthony T Yachnis M.D.

PROF & PRDIR
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY
Research Interests:
  • Neuropathology
  • Pediatric Neuropathology
  • Surgical and Eye Pathology