Faculty : Faculty

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
Gautier Building Room #111
Publications: PubMed


Cell signaling and metabolism, mechanistic enzymology, protein engineering, and drug discovery.


  • 2000 Postdoctorate Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1997 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • 1994 PhD Biochemistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • 1983 BA Chemistry, University of Mississippi


Joined UMiami in 2000 after highly productive post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins University.

He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB, primary) and Chemistry (secondary). He is highly regarded as a mentor and teacher and currently directs BMB undergraduate and medical educational activities.

His established track record in structural and mechanistic enzymology contributes a rational perspective towards discovery of novel experimental therapeutics, especially towards cancer, inflammation, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders.