Animal Imaging Core
USF Health

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
Core Lab Manager 2 – Tampa Campus

Dr. Byeong Cha oversees Olympus IV 100 Scanning Microscope
(813) 396-2535 office
(813) 974-0569 lab
Echo Core Lab Manager – St. Petersburg Campus
Pilar Brinez, M.D.
Administrative Contact – St. Petersburg Campus

Melissa Salazar
(727) 553-3509 or (727) 553-1322




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