Research Faculty

 

Antonette Bennett, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist
Agbandje-McKenna Lab

Phone: 352-273-8223
dendena@ufl.edu

Research Focus:  The Biophysical and Biochemical characterization of the life-cycle of ssDNA viruses – Parvoviridae, Circoviridae and Geminiviridae.

Antonette Bennett, Ph.D.

Antonette Bennett, Ph.D.

Mario Mietzsch, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist
Agbandje-McKenna Lab

Phone: 352-273-8223
mario.mietzsch@ufl.edu

Research Focus: Structural characterization of the capsids of adeno-associated viruses (AAV) and pathogenic human parvoviruses by cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) and their molecular analysis with regards to host cell receptor recognition and antigenicity.

Mario Meitzsch, Ph.D.

Mario Mietzsch, Ph.D.

Mukundan Ragavan, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist
Merritt Lab

Phone: 352-297-8398
mukundan@ufl.edu

Research Focus: Quantitative assessment of metabolic flux in the heart and liver using stable isotope tracers and hyperpolarized NMR methodologies.

Mukundan Ragavan, Ph.D.

Mukundan Ragavan, Ph.D.

Jixiu Shan
Associate Scientist
Kilberg Lab

Phone: 352-294-8389
shanjx@ufl.edu

Research Focus:  Nutrient-controlled genetic-and epigenetic-mediated molecular mechanisms of gene regulation in mammalian cells.

Jixiu Shan

Jixiu Shan

William Zeile, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist
Flanegan Lab

Phone: 352-294-4974
wzeile@ufl.edu

Research Focus:  Assist in developing the next generation of polio virus vaccines in the laboratory of Dr. James Flanegan.

​Teaching: Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BCH4024

William Zeile, Ph.D.

William Zeile, Ph.D.