Todd M. Brusko, Ph.D., Named Scientific Director of the UF Diabetes Institute (UF Diabetes Institute)

Todd M. Brusko, Ph.D., Named Scientific Director of the UF Diabetes Institute

Todd M. Brusko, Ph.D., associate professor for UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, has been named Scientific Director of the UF Diabetes Institute (UFDI). Dr. Brusko joins the senior leadership team of the UFDI under its director Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., pediatric medical director Desmond Schatz, MD, and adult medical director Kenneth Cusi, MD.

“Immunology is entering an exciting time right now and intersecting with systems biology and precision medicine genomics to understand both health and disease,” Brusko said. “I am excited to help lead the UFDI scientific direction to capitalize on our clinical resources and research strengths in order to facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies. Inflammation is an essential component of all disease pathologies. What we learn in immunology has the potential to then impact a wide variety of other diseases impacting human health,” concludes Brusko.

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