From deep brain stimulation and gene therapy to the invention of Gatorade and Trusopt, the UF College of Medicine has attained national leadership for its transformative, cutting-edge research. Among physicians and scientists, our institution is known for fostering a rich, collaborative environment that fuels discovery and encourages creativity. See how our research is changing lives.
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Center for Vision Research
Dr. John Ash is an ocular cell biologist whose research is focused on both understanding the cause of blindness due to retinal degeneration and developing therapies to prevent loss of sight.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Center for Addiction Research & Education
Dr. Sara Jo Nixon is a neuropsychologist who uses comprehensive behavioral assessments to study cognitive, psychological and social concomitants of substance abuse.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
UF Health Cancer Center
Dr. Olga Guryanova is a molecular biologist who studies the relationship between epigenetic and chromatin organization in the setting of normal, pre-malignant, and leukemic hematopoiesis.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
McKnight Brain Institute
Dr. Jennifer Bizon is a neurobiologist who studies the molecular mechanisms of cognitive aging.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Powell Gene Therapy Center
Dr. David Bloom is a virologist who is developing novel therapies to treat Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) by modifying proteins that regulate latency and activation in the HSV genome.
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The UF College of Medicine is ranked in the top 50 of all U.S. medical schools for NIH research dollars awarded to medical schools and ranked 21 among public institutions.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the UF College of Medicine No. 40 among the 141 medical schools in the country and No. 16 among public institutions.
UF leads an NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, one of four in the country. This collaborative effort between UF and the Mount Sinai Medical Center is led by UF’s Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., and Steven Dekosky, M.D.
The Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, directed by H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., is one of six NIH centers established to address muscle degeneration caused by muscular dystrophy.
Researchers at the UF Diabetes Institute, led by Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., received a UC4 award, the fourth awarded to UF, to study human islets in Type 1 diabetes. Less than 10 of these grants were awarded by the NIH in 2015.
Christopher Forsmark, M.D., Kenneth Cusi, M.D., and Steven Hughes, M.D., are part of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer — one of 10 such centers across the country.
The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, led by David Nelson, M.D., is among a network of approximately 60 Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs nationwide.
The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, led by Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., and Bill Hogan, M.D., is a statewide partnership and is one of 13 clinical data research networks nationwide.
Marco Pahor, M.D., director of the UF Institute on Aging, leads Florida’s first Claude. D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, one of 15 in the nation.