Affiliate Faculty


Stephen Hagen, Ph.D.

Professor, UF Department of Physics
(Ph.D., Princeton University)

Research Interests:  Physical studies of protein conformational dynamics, bacterial communication and signaling.


Chenglong Li, Ph.D.

Professor, UF Department of Medicinal Chemistry
(Ph.D. from Cornell University)

Research Interests: Molecular recognition, with a strong application to structure-based computer-aided drug design. He combines molecular simulation, synthetic chemistry, X-ray protein crystallography, thermodynamic measurements, cellular techniques and in vivo animal models to explore molecular interactions, especially protein-ligand interactions, at molecular, cellular and organismal levels.


Harry S. Nick, Ph.D.

Professor, UF Department of Neuroscience
(Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania)

Research Interests: Gene regulation in endothelial and epithelial cells; role of radicals in disease; superoxide dismutase.


Jon D. Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, UF Department of Chemistry
(Ph.D. from Cornell University)

Research Interests: Enzyme-mediated organic synthesis using flavoproteins; protein engineering and structural biology.


Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, UF Department of Surgery
(Ph.D. from University of California, San Francisco)

Research Interests: Hepatocellular carcinoma, ischemia/reperfusion injury and transplant immunology.