USF Ataxia Research Center

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Our Team

Executive Board

Theresa A. Zesiewicz, M.D., F.A.A.N.

Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, USF Ataxia Research Center (USF ARC)
Director of Clinical Research, Parkinson's Research Foundation
Founding Director, USF Ataxia Research Center

Kelly Sullivan, Ph.D.

Associate in Research
Epidemiologist
Email: kbarber@health.usf.edu

Jon Antilla, Ph.D.

Asst. Prof., USF Dept. of Chemistry

Paula Bickford, Ph.D.

Prof., USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair
USF Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

Clifton L. Gooch, M.D., F.A.A.N.

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology
Director, Division of Neuromuscular Disease

Seok Hun Kim, P.T., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Maria Gieron-Korthals, M.D. (aka Gieron)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Child Neurology
Program Director, Child Neurology

Amber Miller

Clinical Research Coordinator
Email: amiller@health.usf.edu

Reed Murtagh, Ph.D.

Prof., USF Interdisciplinary Oncology, Radiology, and Psychiatry
Dir., Neuroradiology Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Huntington Potter, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Research Chairman for Alzheimer's Disease, Suncoast Gerontology and Alzheimer's Center
Senior Scientist, Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute

William S. Quillen, P.T., Ph.D., S.C.S., F.A.C.S.M.

Associate Dean, USF College of Medicine
Professor and Director, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Philip J. Rogal, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology

Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Associate Vice President, Research & Innovation
Distinguished University Professor and Director, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair
Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Juan R. Sanchez-Ramos, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology
Vice-Chair, Research Helen Ellis Endowed Chair for Parkinson's Disease Research
Director, Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence at USF
Director, Parkinson Research Foundation Center of Excellence at USF

Douglas Shytle, Ph.D.

Asst. Prof., USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair
USF Dept. of Neurosurgery

Jeannie Stephenson, P.T., M.S., N.C.S.

Instructor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Lynn Wecker, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
Pre-Clinical Research Director, USF Ataxia Research Center