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Sharon Austin


Sharon Wright Austin’s teaching and research interests are in American government, urban politics and African American politics. 352-870-1352
Southern Politics African American Politics Urban Politics

Shirley Baker

Associate Professor

Shirley Baker has expertise in molluscan biology and aquaculture. 352-273-3627
Shellfish Productivity Provision of Ecosystem Services Provision of Ecosystem Services by Shellfish Effects of Water Quality on Shellfish Productivity Physiological Mechanisms That Underlie the Effects of Water Quality on Shellfish Productivity

Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar

Distinguished Professor

Balachandar studies data-driven solutions of industrial and environmental multiphase flow processes from volcanic eruptions to fuel spray. 352-284-7697
Large-Scale Simulations Shock-Particle Interaction Machine Learning for Multiphase Flow Multiphase Flow Turbulent Flow

Jane Bambauer


Jane Bambauer's research analyzes how regulation of new technologies will affect free speech, privacy, and government accountability. 352-294-6808
Policing and Technology Social Media and Law Free Speech First Amendment Fourth Amendment

Shubho Bandyopadhyay


Shubho Bandyopadhyay studies net neutrality, information systems, health informatics, information systems and public policy. 352-392-5946
Information Systems and Operations Management Economic Consequences of Information Systems Information Systems and Public Policy Offshore Outsourcing of Services Net Neutrality

Cynthia Barnett

Environmental Journalist in Residence

Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist who writes about water and climate issues. 352-376-4440
Florida Ecology Climate Change Environmental Journalism Sustainability

Elisabeth Barton

Professor/Associate Dean

Elisabeth Barton is a molecular physiologist with a primary interest in skeletal muscle repair. 352-294-1714
Muscular Dystrophy Skeletal Muscle Repair Mechanical Signal Transduction Optimization of IGF-I for Muscle Therapeutics Viral Gene Therapy

Imre Bartos

Assistant Professor

Imre Bartos’ research interests include extreme cosmic explosions related to the formation and evolution of black holes. 352-392-9717
Multimessenger Astronomy Astrophysics LIGO Black Holes Gravitational Waves

Linda Bartoshuk


Linda Bartoshuk studies sensory perception of foods, including taste, olfaction and irritation/pain. 352-392-1991
Food Science & Human Nutrition Sensory Perception of Food

Norman Beatty

M.D./Assistant Professor

Dr. Norman Beatty studies neglected tropical diseases, such as Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis, cysticercosis and snake envenomation. 352-273-8830
Borreliosis Ehrlichiosis Tick-borne Diseases Snake Envenomation Leishmaniasis

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