PARADIGM Mentors

Pharmacogenomics


Photo of Dr. Julie JohnsonJulie Johnson, Pharm.D.

Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director, UF Health Personalized Medicine Program
Member of the National Academy of Medicine
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Focus areas: cardiovascular pharmacogenomics, clinical implementation, translational research


Larisa Cavallari, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Focus areas: cardiovascular pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, translational research


Michael Clare-Salzer, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Center for Immunology and Transplantation
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Florida

Focus areas:


Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
Associate Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Focus areas: cardiometabolic disease pharmacogenomics and integrative ‘omics, clinical translational research ‘big data’ research


Photo of Julio Duarte Julio Duarte, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Focus areas: clinical pharmacology, cardiopulmonary pharmacogenomics, integrative transcriptomics


Jatinder Lamba, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
Graduate Coordinator, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Focus areas: pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine in hematological malignancies; integrative genomic, epigenomic and metabolomics to advance personalized treatment in hematological malignancies


David Nelson, M.D.

Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF Health
President of UF Health
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Medicine
Assistant Vice President for Research, Office of Research
University of Florida

Focus areas: translational research, hepatology, viral hepatitis, liver cancer


Cancer Genomics


Thomas George, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Clinical Investigations at UF Health Cancer Center
Director of the UF Health Cancer Center Experimental Therapeutics Incubator Program
University of Florida

Focus areas: GI cancers, cancer drug development, clinical trial design


Cogle circular headshotChristopher Cogle, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, University of Florida
University of Florida Research Foundation Term Professor
Pierre Chagnon Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Bone Marrow Transplant
Scholar in Clinical Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Focus areas: hematological malignancies, acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, translational research, precision oncology, drug development, RNA splicing, oncolytic virotherapy, blood and bone marrow transplant


Photo portrait of Dr. Frederic Kaye Frederic Kaye, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Medical director of the thoracic oncology program
Director of the lung cancer center
University of Florida

Focus areas:


Jonathan Licht, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation and David B. and Leighan R. Rinker Chair
Director of the UF Health Cancer Center
University of Florida

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Photo of Dr. Petr Starostik Petr Starostik, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Molecular Pathology in the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida

Focus areas: Precision medicine in oncology and constitutional genotyping, next-generation sequencing and FLT3 signaling pathway activation


 

John Wingard, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director of the bone marrow transplant program
University of Florida

Focus areas: clinical trials in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplant, anti-infective strategies to control Infectious complications in immunocompromised patients, microbiome changes and clinical associated changes in BMT and hematologic malignancy patients


Disease Genetics/Genomics


Photo of Dr. Jinying Zhao Jinying Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean’s Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Division of Genetic Epidemiology
University of Florida

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Roberto Zori, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
Chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory
University of Florida

Focus areas: neurogentics, molecular cytogenetics. metabolic disease


Mark Brantley, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine
Alpha-1 Foundation Research Professor
University of Florida

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Photo of Dr. Barry Byrne Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Director, UF Powell Gene Therapy Center
Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
University of Florida

Focus areas:


Photo of Patrick Concannon Patrick Concannon, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of the UF Genetics Institute
University of Florida

Focus areas: Type 1 diabetes, genome instability disorders, contralateral breast cancer


Photo of Daniel Driscoll Daniel J. Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
The John T. and Winifred M. Hayward Professor of Genetics Research
University of Florida

Focus areas: Epigenetics, Prader-Willi syndrome and early childhood obesity


Photo of Dr. Peter Kang Peter B. Kang, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology
Joint Professor of Neurology
Joint Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida

Focus area: genetics of muscular dystrophy, mechanisms of rare muscle diseases, treatment strategies for rare muscle diseases


Carol Mathews, M.D.

Director, Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders
Brooke Professor and Vice Chair, Strategic Development
Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida

Focus areas: neuropsychiatric disorders, psychiatric genomics, pharmacogenomics in psychiatry


Photo of Dr. Thomas Pearson Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
University of Florida

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