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, Bhat, Thinakaran, Parent
Amyloid toxicity Bhat, Uversky, Thinakaran, Parent
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Uversky
Axon guidance Bhat
Biomarkers Cao
Cell death mechanisms  Bhat, Blair, Thinakaran, Parent
Circadian Rhythm Gulick, Gamsby
Cytoskeleton Blair, Thinakaran, Parent
Drug discovery Blair, Bhat, Nash, Jinwal, Cao, Chen, Uversky, Thinakaran, Parent
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) Blair, Uversky, Thinakaran
Learning & Memory Parent, Thinakaran, Gulick, Gamsby, Bhat, Bickford, Cao, Blair, Nash, Jinwal
Mitochondrial dysfunction Bickford
Molecular Neuropathology Thinakaran, Blair, Parent, Heckmann, Dharap
Neurogenesis Bhat, Bickford
Neuroinflammation Heckmann, Nash, Cao, Blair, Thinakaran, Parent
Oxidative stress Bhat, Uversky, Thinakaran, Parent
Parkinson’s disease (PD) Nash, Uversky, Bickford
Protein misfolding & chaperones Blair, Cao, Uversky, Bickford, Thinakaran
Stroke & TBI Dharap, Blair, Bickford
Structure-based drug design Chen, Thinakaran
Synaptic plasticity Parent, Blair, Nash,Thinakaran
Synucleinopathy Uversky, Nash, Bickford
Tauopathy Blair, Thinakaran, Nash, Jinwal, Uversky, Bickford, Parent