Faculty, Staff, & Students

Jason Cory Brunson

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Jason Cory Brunson

Research Assistant Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-5902

Luis L Fonseca

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Luis L Fonseca

Scientist

Phone:

(352) 273-7903

Adam C Knapp

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Adam C Knapp

Research Scientist

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Anna Konstorum

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Anna Konstorum

Courtesy Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Reinhard Laubenbacher

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Reinhard Laubenbacher

Director

Phone:

(352) 294-2350

Helen Moore

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Helen Moore

ASO PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-9552

Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro

RES AST PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Luis A Sordo Vieira

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Luis A Sordo Vieira

Research Assistant Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8737

Melody A Walker

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Melody A Walker

POSTDOC ASO

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Daniel A Cruz

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Daniel A Cruz

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Karen Schlauch

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Karen Schlauch

CO RES PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Mahya Aghaee

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Mahya Aghaee

POSTDOC ASO

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Lisa M Oppel

Department:

MD-PULMONARY MEDICINE

Lisa M Oppel

Administrative Support AST II

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Timothy Sego

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Timothy Sego

CO AST PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Graduate Students

Yara N Skaf

Department:

MD-PULMONARY MEDICINE

Yara N Skaf

MD/PhD Student

Phone:

(352) 273-8700

Students

Sharanya Chatterjee

10th grade at Freedom High School

Project: Effects of hypoxia on the endothelium

Mentors: Dr. Ribeiro and Dr. Walker

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Adi Cohen

I am a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida with a major in Biology and minors in Disabilities in Society and Health Disparities in Society. I currently work with Dr. Brunson on a systematic review analyzing previous medical literature to determine how patient similarity–based individualized modeling is conducted using retrospective data. I plan to attend medical school in Fall 2022 to further my passion for medicine and healthcare.

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Isabella Delbakhsh

10th grade at Lake Highland Preparatory 

Project: Shear stress effects on the endothelium

Mentors: Dr. Ribeiro and Dr. Walker

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Sofia John

I am a third-year Statistics major and Women’s Studies minor at UF. I have been working on a project to create an agent-based model of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis with Dr. Sordo Vieira and Dr. Wheeler. It is our hope with this model to be able to better understand the mechanisms which induce fibrosis in the lungs. My interest in computational modeling began in high school after I participated in an internship with the Integrated Mathematical Oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center. There I worked on differential equations to model dormancy in multiple myeloma with Dr. Miller and Dr. Basanta. Outside of research, I volunteer in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU and the Pediatric ICU at Shands Children’s Hospital through a student organization called Dream Team and I also work with the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center as a helpline volunteer.

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Bhavya Kambara

I am an 11th grader at Land O’ Lakes High School, where I am a part of the IB programme. I currently work with Dr. Moore in researching how mathematical equations and computer science can be used to model diseases such as sarcoidosis. With these models, we hope to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of diseases within patients. I plan to pursue a pre-med path after graduating high school to integrate my passion for medicine and helping people into a career.

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Chhavi Pokharna

I am an 11th grader at Orlando Science High School. Currently, I am working with Dr. Moore on a project on a disease known as Sarcoidosis for which we will be creating a mathematical model to better understand the illness in patients. After high school, I plan on going into medicine to pursue my career and follow my passion of helping others. 

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Kristina Suarez

I graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Mathematics and plan to attend medical school in Fall 2023. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a study of the structure and function of glomerular capillaries using network and topological analysis.

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Xinyi Zhang

I am a third-year Statistics and Mathematics major and Computer Science minor at UF. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a project that compares conventional statistical learning models with individualized cohort models on clinical diagnosis. I plan to attend graduate school in biostatistics or data science, and I wish to work with healthcare data science in the future.

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