2010 Awardees

  • Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna’s research interests center around understanding the structure-function relationships which govern the numerous array of intricate interactions that drive biological processes. The “system” she studies is viruses. They are ... Read more
  • Rick Alleman, D.V.M Rick Alleman’s interest in vector-borne pathogens has focused on developing molecular methods of diagnosis and persistence of infection. His work has resulted in the recognition of different antigens used in ... Read more
  • Chris Baylis, Ph.D. Chris Baylis’ research centers on the kidney and blood pressure control with specific interests in several areas: maternal adaptations during normal and compromised pregnancy and the renal mechanisms of the ... Read more
  • Hai-Ping Cheng, Ph.D. Hai-Ping Cheng is a physicist, but her research crosses the boundaries between many sciences, such as chemistry, materials science, and engineering. A theorist, she works on understanding the properties of ... Read more
  • Brian Child, Ph.D. Brian Child’s career goal is to conserve wildlife and reduce poverty in Africa’s savannas by improving the governance, economy, and ecological sustainability of land use systems. Each summer, he leads ... Read more
  • Michael Dukes, Ph.D. Michael Dukes’ research focuses on development and evaluation of the best technologies for irrigation control for optimum crop yield or high landscape quality while achieving maximum water conservation. Dukes and ... Read more
  • Alyson Flournoy, J.D. Alyson Flournoy, UF Alumni Research Scholar, professor of law, and director of the UF Levin College of Law Environmental and Land Use Law Program, believes that modern environmental law should ... Read more
  • Kevin Folta, Ph.D. The activities in Kevin Folta’s laboratory extend from two broad research interests. The first is how light interacts with plants to tailor development and physiology to best match environmental conditions. ... Read more
  • Jian Ge, Ph.D. The major goals of astronomy are to address the following questions: “Are we alone? How do planets form? How do galaxies form and evolve in the universe?” Astronomy professor Jian ... Read more
  • Sabine Grunwald, Ph.D. Sabine Grunwald’s current research is focused on carbon dynamics and modeling of terrestrial carbon at various spatial scales. The overall goal is to assess the effects of land use and ... Read more
  • Jeffrey Harman, Ph.D. Many Americans need medical attention every day, but millions of Americans do not get the care they need. The goal of Jeffrey Harman’s research program is to improve understanding of ... Read more
  • Ann Horgas, Ph.D. What happens when one loses the ability to verbally express pain? Because one does not verbalize pain, does it mean that it is not experienced? These questions led Ann Horgas, ... Read more
  • Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Ph.D. Mirka Koro-Ljungberg’s current research seeks to advance the rigor and applicability of qualitative research methodology for the broader purpose of improving the quality of educational research. Koro-Ljungberg is especially interested ... Read more
  • Richard Lamont, Ph.D. Richard Lamont’s research addresses fundamental questions in basic microbiology and pathogenesis and is pointing to new strategies to control infectious diseases. Periodontal diseases are among the most common bacterial infections ... Read more
  • Jeffrey LePine, Ph.D. Jeff LePine conducts research on factors that influence individual and team functioning and effectiveness, especially in stressful and dynamic work contexts. His research on this broad and important topic has ... Read more
  • Jian Li, Ph.D. Jian Li, Director of the Spectral Analysis Laboratory at the University of Florida, is collaborating with various colleagues at UF to develop innovative statistical and array signal processing algorithms for ... Read more
  • Julie Maupin-Furlow, Ph.D. Julie Maupin-Furlow, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, has an internationally recognized and independent research program that addresses both fundamental and applied processes of archaea using multidisciplinary ... Read more
  • Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche, M.D. The research of Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche has focused on clinical outcomes research with an emphasis on epidemiological methodology, clinical trials design and implementation, and pharmacokinetic research. He has an international reputation ... Read more
  • Juan-Carlos Molleda, Ph.D. Juan-Carlos Molleda’s research agenda focuses on global corporate public relations management, public relations practices, regulations, professionalism, and social roles in Latin America; multi-sector partnerships creation and maintenance; and the interplay ... Read more
  • Juan C. Nino, Ph.D. The main interest and focus of Juan C. Nino’s research is the investigation of fundamental structure-property-processing-performance (sppp) relationships governing energy-related materials systems, with emphasis on electronic and nuclear materials. Materials ... Read more
  • Madan Oli, Ph.D. Madan Oli seeks to understand factors and processes that influence dynamics, regulation, and persistence of populations, and to contribute to science-based management of wildlife populations. His research addresses both basic ... Read more
  • Simon Phillpot, Ph.D. Simon Phillpot uses state of the art computational tools to address some of the most important current problems in materials science and engineering. His work includes the development of new ... Read more
  • Scott K. Powers, Ph.D. Scott K. Powers is a physiologist who investigates the mechanisms responsible for inactivity-induced skeletal muscle wasting. The specific focus of the Powers laboratory is to study the cause(s) of respiratory ... Read more
  • K. Ramesh Reddy, Ph.D. K. Ramesh Reddy conducts research on biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in wetlands and aquatic systems. Reddy’s areas of expertise and research include biogeochemistry, wetlands and aquatic systems, soil and water ... Read more
  • David Reed, Ph.D. David Reed’s research has focused on studying the shared evolutionary history of mammals and their parasitic lice. Lice are poor dispersers and cannot get from one host individual to another ... Read more
  • Paul Richards, D.M.A. Paul Richards’ creative work and future plans celebrate and embrace new possibilities in music composition, both in traditionally conceived works for the concert stage and in new pieces for theatrical ... Read more
  • Gregory Schultz, Ph.D. Gregory Schultz is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Institute for Wound Research. His research focuses on the molecular and cellular regulation of wound healing, and covers ... Read more
  • Gary Siebein, M.Arch. Gary Siebein is an internationally recognized expert and researcher in the area of architectural and environmental acoustics. In the past five years, his soundscape design methods for urban environments, “deep” ... Read more
  • Daniel A. Smith, Ph.D. Daniel A. Smith, Professor of Political Science and Director of UF’s graduate Political Campaigning Program, is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on direct democracy and its impact ... Read more
  • Bron Taylor, Ph.D. Bron Taylor’s research focuses on the complex relationships between Homo sapiens, the diverse environmental and cultural systems they inhabit, and the affective, religious, and ethical dimensions of their lives. This ... Read more
  • Alexander Wagenaar, Ph.D. Alex Wagenaar’s excitement about science is palpable. He loves the intricacies of complex research designs, data structures, and statistical analyses, not as ends in themselves, but simply because they are ... Read more
  • Phil Wegner, Ph.D. At the center of Phillip Wegner’s research is a deep interest in the question of narrative: how the stories we tell shape how we imagine the world we inhabit. Wegner’s ... Read more
  • Almut Winterstein, Ph.D. Almut Winterstein is a pharmacoepidemiologist with interest in drug safety and effectiveness, and the evaluation and prevention of inappropriate drug use. Recent years have seen increasing doubt about the scientific ... Read more