Dr. Win Phillips
Vice President for Research
Board of Trustees
Carlos Alfonso, Tampa
Tony Brennan, Gainesville
Marshall M. Criser Jr., Jacksonville
Roland Daniels, Gainesville
Manny A. Fernandez, Fort Myers
Kyle Jones, Gainesville
W.A. "Mac" McGriff III, Jacksonville
Joelen Merkel, Boca Raton
Dianna Fuller Morgan, Orlando
Cynthia O'Connell, Tallahassee
Earl W. Powell, Miami
Albert W. Thweatt Sr., Petersburg VA
Alfred C. Warrington IV, Houston TX
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Member of the University Research Magazine Association
of UF researchers are seeking a better understanding of the
myriad of factors that influence how pain affects people.
worldwide aim to identify all the remaining species of catfish,
before its too late.
UF engineers are helping to more accuratelly
predict hurricanes' destructive foreces.
UFs Documentary Institute is carving
a niche in the film world as a producer of fine documentaries
about civil rights leaders.
The largest scale study of its kind
ever seeks to answer a question that has bedeviled biologists
for decades — whether wildlife corridor really help
wildlife and plants