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Iman Zawahry


Iman Zawahry, one of the first hijabi American-Muslim filmmakers in the nation, works to amplify the underrepresented female voice. 352-392-0444
Pop Culture Video Feature Films Muslims in Film

Lin Zeng

Associate Professor

Lin Zeng studies carbohydrate metabolism in oral microbiomes with a focus on molecular genetics, biochemistry, and microbial ecology. 352-273-8868
Gram-Positive Pathogens Bacterial Gene Regulation Carbohydrate Metabolism Dental Caries Oral Bacteriology

Sai Zhang

Assistant Professor

Sai Zhang's research leverages machine learning and big biomedical data to decode complex human diseases and advance precision medicine. 352-273-5468
Computational Biology Computational Genomics Machine Learning Precision Medicine Statistical Genetics

Jinying Zhao

Deans Endowed Chair/Professor/Director/M.D.

Dr. Jinying Zhao’s interests lie in the fields of genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and bioinformatics for human complex diseases 352-273-5933
epigenomics Bioinformatics for human complex diseases Genetic Epidemiology Epidemiology Statistical Genetics

Xilei Zhao

Assistant Professor

Xilei Zhao focuses on developing and applying data and computational science methods to tackle problems in transportation and resilience. 352-294-7159
Machine Learning Public Transit Hurricane Evacuation Community Resilience Artificial Intelligence

Helena Zomer

Research Assistant Professor

Helena Zomer studies molecular biology, regenerative medicine and mesenchymal stromal cells and tissue engineering for skin wound healing. 352-294-4015
Regenerative Medicine Skin Wound Healing Stem Cells

Tianxin Zou

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Tianxin Zou's research focuses on platform designs, uprising business models and technologies and platform regulations. 352-273-3284
New technologies in marketing Platform design Platform regulation

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