- Burnett School Faculty News
The UCF College of Medicine recently welcomed five new scientists to the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Victor L. Davidson, Ph.D., (below left) joins the Burnett school from a faculty position at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research interests are enzymology, electron transfer, protein engineering, biosensors and oxidative stress. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of Faculty of 1000, and regular member of NIH Study of Macromolecular Structure and Function-E (2010-2014). He has published numerous research papers, review articles, books, and book chapters, including one on ion-protein coordination in Nature Chemistry. He received his training at the University of Illinois and Texas Tech University.
Dr. Stephen J. King, Ph.D. (below right) joins the Burnett school from a faculty position at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research area of interest is neurodegenerative disease. He is a member of the American Association of University Professors, Biophysical Society, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Society of Cell Biology. He has been published in numerous publications, including The Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Cell Science, Nature, and Journal of Neuroscience. He received his education and training at Cornell University, University of Colorado (Boulder), and The John Hopkins University.
Dr. Michal Masternak, Ph.D., joins the Burnett school from a faculty position at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His research area of interest is aging. He is a member of the American Aging Association, The Gerontological Society of America, and the Longevity Consortium (California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute). He has been published in numerous publications including Journal of Applied Genetics, Endocrinology, and Experimental Gerontology. He received his education and training at University of Life Sciences (Poznan, Poland), and Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan Institute of Human Genetics, and Polish Academy of Sciences (Poznan).
Dr. Hervé Roy, Ph.D., joins the Burnett school from a research position in the department of microbiology at Ohio State University. His research area of interest is infectious disease. He was an international scientific committee member of the 2010 International Conference on Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (AARS 2010) and AD Hoc reviewer for FEBS letters. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg, France) and was a postdoctoral research associate at OSU.
The four new professors join Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, Ph.D., who began work November 1 at the Burnett school. An internationally known cardiovascular scientist, Dr. Parthasarathy is serving as the College of Medicine’s first endowed chair in Cardiovascular Sciences.