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).

The ocean is calling and beneath its surface dwells an unseen power to heal. 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. His discoveries have already provided the basis for various FDA-approved cancer treatments and new starting points to treat pancreatic, colon, breast and ovarian cancers, as well as ocular and autoimmune diseases. He is also working on the development of broad-spectrum antivirals to combat COVID-19 and future pandemics.

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.


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.


Guillaume De Lartigue, Ph.D.

The overarching focus of Dr. De Lartigue’s lab revolves around the neurobiology of feeding. The lab makes use of molecular and genetic tools to target, image and trace projections from subpopulations of sensory vagal neurons that innervate the gut to study the signals that activate them and the circuits they recruit.

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.