Contact Us


Scientific Director

Kersti K. Linask, Ph.D.
Mason Professor of Cardiovascular
Development in Pediatrics
(727) 553-3636


Core Lab Manager 1 – Tampa Campus

Dr. Karoly "Charlie Szekeres oversees Xenogen IVIS Spectrum & Laser Doppler
(813) 396-9393 office
kszekere@health.usf.edu


Core Lab Manager 2 – Tampa Campus

Dr. Byeong Cha oversees Olympus IV 100 Scanning Microscope
(813) 396-2535 office
(813) 974-0569 lab
bcha@health.usf.edu


Echo Core Lab Manager – St. Petersburg Campus

Pilar Brinez, M.D.
mbrinezg@health.usf.edu


Administrative Contact – St. Petersburg Campus

Melissa Salazar
(727) 553-3509 or (727) 553-1322
msalazar@health.usf.edu


If your experiment requires a surgical procedure, contact Jane Perkins jperkins@research.usf.edu to reserve a vivarium surgical room and a portable anesthesia machine Researchers must provide their own isoflurane.