Faculty Expert Spotlight

Find research partners among faculty experts and specialized centers and institutes across disciplines—from infectious diseases and emerging pathogens to statistics and biochemistry.

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Pradeep Bhide

Medicine Biomedical Sciences

FSU

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Lyndsay Rhodes

Biological Sciences

FGCU

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Raid Amin

Mathematics & Statistics

UWF

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Christopher Chouinard

BIOMEDICAL-Chem Eng Sciences

FIT

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Trina Fletcher

Succeed

FIU

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Mahmooda Pasha

Public Health Interdisciplinary Research and Education

USF

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Erin Wight

Public Health

UNF

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Kari Basso

Chemistry

UF

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Kyle Rohde

Col of Medicine Biomed Science

UCF

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Ning Quan

Biomedical Sciences, Departmen

FAU

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Natalie Arnett

Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

FAMU

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Jose Castro

MSOM Infectious Diseases

UM

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PI/Co-PI: Richard Tuli
Sponsor: Association for Clinical Oncology
University: University of South Florida
Begin Date: 08/01/2021
End Date: 07/31/2022

PI/Co-PI: Jon Maner
Sponsor: PSI CHI
University: Florida State University
Begin Date: 07/14/2021
End Date: 07/13/2022

PI/Co-PI: Thomas Blomberg
Sponsor: Palm Beach County Board of Cou
University: Florida State University
Begin Date: 07/01/2021
End Date: 12/31/2021

PI/Co-PI: Lisa Gwynn
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
University: University of Miami
Begin Date: 06/30/2021
End Date: 06/29/2022

PI/Co-PI: Silvia Valdes
Sponsor: Early Learning Coalition of Dade/Monroe
University: Florida International University
Begin Date: 06/11/2021
End Date: 05/31/2022

PI/Co-PI: Brian Peach; Mary Lou Sole
Sponsor: American Asso of Critical-Care Nurses
University: University of Central Florida
Begin Date: 06/01/2021
End Date: 05/31/2022

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University of Florida
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Faculty Research Publications via Pubmed

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Immunocompromised individuals such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients are at risk of impaired immune responses to vaccination. The objective of our study was to evaluate SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody responses in CLL patients, after the first, second and third doses of the BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273, and after a single dose for patients with confirmed prior COVID-19. Five hundred and thirty patients were included in the study. Patients received 2 doses at a 4-week interval, and a third...

Date Added: 11/30/2021

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CONCLUSION: Findings of this study indicate that immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 follow the general pattern of viral infection. Immunity generated through natural infection appears to be short, suggesting a need for long-term efforts to control the pandemic. Antibody testing will be essential to gauge the epidemic and inform decision-making on effective strategies for treatment and prevention. Further research is needed to illustrate immunoglobulin-specific roles and neutralizing antibody...

Date Added: 11/29/2021

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CONCLUSION: Unremarkable decrease was found in ONH microvasculature in patients who had recovered from COVID-19. These patients may be at risk of ONH vascular complications. Increase in inner disc SV VD may be an indicator of ONH hyperemia and edema.

Date Added: 11/29/2021

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Date Added: 11/29/2021

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There is an urgent need to understand the functional effects of mutations in emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2. Variants of concern (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) acquired four patterns of spike glycoprotein mutations that enhance transmissibility and immune evasion: 1) mutations in the N-terminal domain (NTD), 2) mutations in the Receptor Binding Domain (RBD), 3) mutations at interchain contacts of the spike trimer, and 4) furin cleavage site mutations. Most distinguishing mutations among...

Date Added: 11/28/2021

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) pandemic has raged for almost two years, with few signs of a sustained abatement or remission [...].

Date Added: 11/27/2021

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SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) is primarily responsible for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and it is characterized by respiratory illness with fever and dyspnea. Severe vascular problems and several other manifestations, including neurological ones, have also been frequently reported, particularly in the great majority of "long hauler" patients. SARS-CoV-2 infects and replicates in lung epithelial cells, while dysfunction of endothelial and neuronal brain cells has...

Date Added: 11/27/2021

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(1) Background: There is a strong need for prevention and treatment strategies for COVID-19 that are not impacted by SARS-CoV-2 mutations emerging in variants of concern. After virus infection, host ER resident sigma receptors form direct interactions with non-structural SARS-CoV-2 proteins present in the replication complex. (2) Methods: In this work, highly specific sigma receptor ligands were investigated for their ability to inhibit both SARS-CoV-2 genome replication and virus induced...

Date Added: 11/27/2021

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Emerging Pathogens Institute UF
One Health Center for Excellence UF

Biomolecular Sciences Institute FIU
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences UCF
Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology UF
Center for Medicine and Public Health FSU
Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology FAU
Center for Molecular Delivery USF
Center for Molecular Microbiology UF
Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine UF
Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology UF
Clinical and Translational Science Institute UF
Florida Prevention Research Center USF
Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC) FSU
Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research USF
Global Health Consortium FIU
Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-Health) FAU
Institute for Therapeutic Innovation UF
Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology FIU
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