Faculty Videos

Meet some of our faculty and learn about their research within their departments. Looking for a specific faculty member or research area? See the directory for a full list of our faculty.

Medicinal Chemistry

Lina Cui, Ph.D.

Dr. Cui’s lab explores the biochemical activities of glycan processing enzymes and develops therapeutic and diagnostic molecules or tools for various types of cancer and age-related diseases (e.g. diabetes, neurodegeneration, etc).

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D.

Dr. Hendrik Luesch explores the world’s oceans in search of natural compounds that treat cancer and other deadly diseases. In these uncharted waters, lies new chemistry, new biology and new cures just waiting to be revealed. Learn more here: A New Wave of Medicine

Yousong Ding, Ph.D.

In Dr. Ding’s laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, researchers are interested in combing the world for naturally occurring chemicals that have applications in health, agriculture and the environment.

Chengguo (Chris) Xing, Ph.D.

Dr. Xing’s research program attempts to understand tobacco carcinogenesis, build cancer risk, stratification and develop preventive interventions with the ultimate research goal of facilitating cancer prevention as a key pillar to support effective cancer management.


Mei He, Ph.D.

Dr. He’s research at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy focuses on precise definition and control of immunity at the molecular level to tissue level, via extracellular vesicles and exosomes – mediated delivery and biological programming strategies, which can be employed in advancing cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, and precision therapeutics.


Brandon Warren, Ph.D.

Drug addiction appears to involve abnormally strong learned associations, typified by intrusive memories that often induce drug craving and relapse. Dr. Warren’s research integrates behavioral, biochemical and microscopic approaches to probe the role of neuronal ensembles (patterns of neurons activated during behavior) in animal models of drug addiction.