Faculty : Faculty

Ibolya Edit Andras, MD

Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0261
IAndras@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #528B
Research Summary: The role of the blood-brain barrier in the HIV-1 infected brain’s amyloid beta pathology.
Publications: PubMed

Richard M. Awdeh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 482-5135
rawdeh@med.miami.edu
Anne Bates Leach Eye Hosp/Bascom
Palmer Room #324C

Julio C. Barredo, MD

Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Basic Research
Director, Children’s Cancer Programs at UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Toppel Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-2448
jbarredo@med.miami.edu
A&B BCRI Room #549

Antonio Barrientos, PhD

Professor of Neurology & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member of the Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology Graduate Programs
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-8683
abarrientos@med.miami.edu
RMSB Room #2067
Lab Website: BarrientosLab.org

Ernesto Bernal-Mizrahi, MD

Professor of Medicine.
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Deputy Director of Beta Cell Biology and Signal Transduction
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-2161
Ebernalm@med.miami.edu
Diabetes Research Institute

Eleonore Beurel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Joint Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0263
ebeurel@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #415
Research Area: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Publications: Scopus

Sanjoy K.Bhattacharya, PhD, M.Tech

Professor of Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Secondary Appointment in Neuroscience Graduate Program
(305) 482-4103
sbhattacharya@med.miami.edu
McKnight Building Room #7

Richard J. Cote, MD, FRCPath, FCAP

Professor and Joseph R. Coulter Jr. Chair of the Department of Pathology
Director, Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-2683
rcote@med.miami.edu
CRB Room #1416

Ram Datar, M. Phil, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Co-Director, Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 585-5068
rdatar@med.miami.edu
BRB Room #714

Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Lucille P. Markey Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Director, Dr. JT Macdonald Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute
Director of Research, Center for Integrative and Complementary Medicine
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-4005
sdaunert@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #239DA
Research Area: Biomolecules and bionanotechnology
Lab Website: DaunertLab.com
Publications: PubMed

Sapna Deo, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director of Graduate Studies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director of Molecular Medicine Pathway of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-4421
sdeo@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #239DB
Research Area: Bionanotechnology, Biosensing and Molecular Diagnostics
Lab Website: Deo-group.com
Publications: PubMed

Shanta Dhar, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
NanoTherapeutics Research Laboratory
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-1292
shantadhar@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #317
Research Summary: NanoTherapeutics Research
Lab Website: NanoTherapeutics Research Lab
Publications: Click here to see her publications

Murray Deutscher, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Miami Medical Council Representative
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-3150
mdeutsch@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #110
Research Summary: Enzymology and Regulation of RNA Processing, Supramolecular Organization of the Protein-Synthesizing System
Publications: PubMed

Mohammad Faghihi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Member of the Center for Therapeutic Innovation at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7953
mfaghihi@med.miami.edu
BRB Room #429

Amjad Farooq, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-2429
amjad@farooqlab.net
Gautier Building Room #116
Research Area: Macromolecular Biophysics
Lab Website: farooqlab.net
Publications: PubMed

Flavia Fontanesi, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7215
ffontanesi@med.miami.edu
NRB (former TSL building) #103B
Research Summary: My research interests focus on mitochondrial function and biogenesis.
Lab Website: Barrientos’ Lab
Publications: PubMed

Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director and Chair, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Associate Director MD-PhD Program
Member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6251
afornoni@med.miami.edu
SCCC Building

Luis Glaser, PhD

Executive V.P. and Provost
Professor of Biology
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 248-3356
lglaser@miami.edu
Ashe Building Room #240

Ronald B. Goldberg, MD

Associate Director of Diabetes Research Institute
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director of Lipid Disorder Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6574
RGoldber@med.miami.edu
DRI Building Room #2006

Feng Gong, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Director of the BMB Executive PhD Program
FBS1 Course Coordinator
Co-director of Molecular Medicine Pathway
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology(305) 243-9270
fgong@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #303
Research Summary: To understand the mechanisms of chromatin dynamics during DNA repair.
Publications: PubMed

William J. Harbour, MD

Dr. Mark. J Daily Endowed Professor
Vice Chair for Translational Research
Professor of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director of Ocular Oncology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 326-6166
harbour@med.miami.edu
Anne Bates Leach Eye Hosp/Bascom
Palmer Room #206

Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA

Director, Donald Soffer Endowed Program in Regenerative Medicine
Chief Science Officer
Senior Associate Dean for Experimental & Cellular Therapeutics
Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI)
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-5579
JHare@med.miami.edu
BRB Room #908

Thomas K. Harris, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Director, BMB Undergraduate Program
Director, BMB Medical Education
Undergrad Advisor
Medical MBL Course Coordinator
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-3358
tharris@miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #111
Publications: PubMed

Guy A. Howard, PhD

Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
Research Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), V.A. Medical Center
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 575-3388
ghoward1@med.miami.edu
VA Med Center

Jennifer J. Hu, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Department of Public Health Sciences
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7796
JHu@med.miami.edu
CRB Room #1511

Chaitanya Jain, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7229
cjain@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #114
Research Summary: DEAD-box proteins, Ribonucleases and Ribosome Assembly.
Publications: PubMed

Joaquin Jimenez, MD

Research Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6191
j.jimenez@med.miami.edu
RMSB Room #2023A

Richard S. Jope, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Joint appointment with Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0262
rjope@med.miami.edu
Gautier Buiding Room #416
Research Interest: Mood disorders, Fragile X syndrome, multiple sclerosis, mechanisms regulating mood and cognition.
Publications: PubMed

Byron L. Lam, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Member of the Graduate Program for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 326-6021
blam@med.miami.edu
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Ralf Landgraf, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Sheila and David Fuente Graduate Program in Cancer Biology
Primary Appointment: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-5815
RLandgraf@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #316
Research Areas: Bionanotechnology and Molecular Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Molecular Biology of Cancer and Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
Publications: Click here

Stephen Lee, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director, The Executive Ph.D. Program
Leader of the Tumor Biology Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chair, The Scientific Advisory Board, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-5177
stephenlee@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #216
Research Area: RNA Structure & Metabolism.
Lab Website: StephenLeeLab.com
Publications: PubMed

Fan Liu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0885
fliu@med.miami.edu
Fox Building Room #403A
Research Summary: Epigenetic regulation in normal and malignant hematopoiesis.
Publications: PubMed

Xue Zhong Liu, MD, PhD, FACS

Leonard M. Miller Professor of Otolaryngology
Departments of Human Genetics, Biochemistry & Pediatrics
Vice Chairman of Research of the Department of Otolaryngology
Director of Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders
Director of Miami Ontogenetic Program
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-1484
x.liu1@med.miami.edu
CRB 5th Floor

Arun Malhotra, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director of the PIBS Academic Curriculum
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-2826
amalhotra@miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #109A
Research Area: Molecular Biophysics & Structure of Protein-Ligand Interactions.
Publications: PubMed

Richard Myers, PhD

Lecturer of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-2305
rmyers@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #305
Research Summary: The mechanics of inheritance, DNA damage repair and its consequences, genome engineering using viral recombinases.
Publications: PubMed

Zafar Nawaz, PhD

Senior Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Research Director, Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-1456
znawaz@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #315
Research Area: Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Genetic Disease and Cancer.
Publications: PubMed

Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD

Proffessor and Leonard M. Miller Chair of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of University of Miami Center on Aging
Member of the Graduate Program for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6400
cnemeroff@med.miami.edu
CRB Room #1455

Stephen Nimer, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-1775
snimer@med.miami.edu
Fox Building Room #200

Michael D. Norenberg, MD

Director of Neuropathology and Neuropathology Research
Member of the Neuroscience Program, and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis (Affiliate Faculty)
Professor of Department of Pathology
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Professor of Neurology and Neueosurgery
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular
(305) 585-5921
mnorenbe@med.miami.edu
East Tower, JMH Room #2142

Min Seon Park, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0261
mspark@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #528B
Research Summary: Role of actin cytoskeleton in METH-induced alterations of TJ protein expression.
Publications: PubMed

David J. Robbins, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular
(305) 243-5717
drobbins@med.miami.edu
RMSB Room #1042

Richard Rotundo, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology
Professor of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Member of Neuroscience Program
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6945
rrotundo@med.miami.edu
RMSB Room #4168D

Kenneth E. Rudd, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6055
krudd@miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #119B
Research Summary: Bacterial Genetics, Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, Small Proteins in E. coli EcoGene
Publications: PubMed

Ashok K. Saluja, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Sylvester Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute
Senior Associate Dean for Research Innovation
Associate Director of Research Innovation, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-8448
asaluja@miami.edu
MSOM Oncology Research – Surgery

Kurt Schesser, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-4760
kschesser@med.miami.edu
RMSB Room #3076

Joyce M. Slingerland, MD, PhD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director, Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute
Associate Director for Translational Research, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7265/6788
jslingerland@med.miami.edu
BRB Room #708

Michal Toborek, MD, PhD

Leonard M. Miller Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0230
mtoborek@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #528E
Research Summary: Integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and how different pathological conditions can lead to the disruption and/or dysfunction of the BBB.
Lab Website: ToborekLab.com
Publications: PubMed
CV: Click here

Omaida Velazquez, MD

Chair of the Department of Surgery
Professor of the Department of Surgery
DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery
David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 585-5284
ovelazquez@med.miami.edu
JMH Room #3016B

Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovation
Director, Center for Therapeutic Innovation
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7694
CWahlestedt@med.miami.edu
BRB Room #407

David I. Watkins, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair of Research of Pathology
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-0405
dwatkins@med.miami.edu
Life Science and Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 2340, Miami, Fl 33136
Research Summary: Understanding the relationship between the immune system and pathogen.
Publications: PubMed

William J Whelan, DSc, FRS

Professor & Chairman Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director Miami Winter Symposia
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-6267
Wwhelan@miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #115
Research Area: Carbohydrate structure and metabolism.
Publications: PubMed

Mingjiang Xu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7831
mxx51@miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #411
Research Area: Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Genetic Disease and Cancer.
Lab Website: DrXuLab.com
Publications: PubMed

Feng-Chun Yang, MD, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-7836
fxy37@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #417
Research Area: Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Genetic Disease and Cancer.
Lab Info: Dr. Feng-Chun Yang Lab
Publications: PubMed

Yanbin Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-9237
yzhang4@med.miami.edu
Gautier Building Room #311
Research Area: Mechanisms of Human DNA Repair, Interstrand Cross-Link Repair and Mismatch Repair.
Lab Info: Dr. Yanbin Zhang Lab
Publications: PubMed