Tim Gilbertson, PhD  ↓

Tim is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at UCF. Prior to relocating to UCF in the summer of 2018, he was a Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Neuroscience at Utah State University where he had been in residence since 2000. His first academic position was as a member of the faculty at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University from 1993-2000.  He WAS an avid skier, mountain biker and most importantly, season ticket holder of the Denver Broncos. He now resides on the beach in Cocoa Beach FL, having traded all these things for sand and surf. 

Yan Liu, PhD  
Yan joined the lab in the Fall of 2010 to pursue a PhD working on the role of the fatty acid-activated receptor GPR84 in the taste system. Yan is now Dr. Liu - she defended her dissertation in April 2016. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory and our laboratory manager.

 Angela S Mohrman  ↓

Angela is a PhD candidate who joined the lab in August of 2013. She completed her M.S. degree (2012) in Biology from Northern Michigan University  Upon her matriculation at Utah State University, she was the recipient of the prestigious  Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship  for 2013-2014 given by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.  Angela is working on osmotic sensing in taste cells and the role of aquaporins and volume-regulated ion channels in the taste system.
 Naima Dahir 

Naima is a PhD candidate who joined the laboratory in the Fall 2014 semester. She is working on sex differences in the taste system with a focus on gender-based differences in dietary fat sensing and the control of fat intake.
 Ashley Calder  ↓

Ashley is a PhD candidate who joined the laboratory in the Fall 2014 semester.  Her research focuses on the changes in sensory signaling pathways following exposure to high fat diets. 
 Fangjun Lin 

Fangjun is a PhD student who after some time as a visiting scholar in the lab decided to join us as a full time PhD student in Fall 2017.

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