USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

Research Faculty Directory

The following is a list of all areas of focus that our laboratories explore along with last names of faculty investigators currently engaged in that research. 

Area of Focus Faculty Engaged in Research
Addiction Gulick, Gamsby
Aging Bickford, Kang, Bhat, Thinakaran, Parent
Amyloid toxicity Kang, Liu, Bhat, Uversky, Tan, Thinakaran, Parent
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Kang, Liu, Woo, Uversky
Axon guidance Bhat
Biomarkers Kang, Cao
Cell death mechanisms Liu, Kang, Bhat, Blair, Thinakaran, Parent
Circadian Rhythm Gulick, Gamsby
Cytoskeleton Blair, Kang, Woo, Thinakaran, Parent
Drug discovery Blair, Kang, Bhat, Nash, Jinwal, Cao, Chen, Uversky, Tan, Thinakaran, Parent
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) Kang, Blair, Woo, Uversky
Learning & Memory Gulick, Gamsby, Bhat, Bickford, Kang, Tan, Cao, Blair, Woo, Nash, Jinwal, Liu, Thinakaran, Parent
Mitochondrial dysfunction Liu, Kang, Bickford
Neurogenesis Bhat, Kang, Tan, Bickford
Neuroinflammation Nash, Cao, Kang, Blair, Tan, Thinakaran, Parent
Oxidative stress Kang, Liu, Bhat, Uversky, Thinakaran, Parent
Parkinson’s disease (PD) Nash, Kang, Uversky, Tan, Bickford
Protein misfolding & chaperones Blair, Kang, Woo, Cao, Uversky, Bickford 
Structure-based drug design Chen, Kang
Synaptic plasticity Blair, Kang, Woo, Nash, Thinakaran, Parent
Synucleinopathy Uversky, Kang, Nash, Bickford, Tan
Tauopathy Blair, Kang, Nash, Jinwal, Uversky,
Tan, Bickford, Thinakaran, Parent