Six MBI members named UF Research Foundation Professors

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(From left) Drs. Lori Knackstedt, Jada Lewis, Carol Mathews, Matthew Merritt, Rachael Seidler and Eric Wang.

Six McKnight Brain Institute members from three colleges were among 34 researchers named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2023, an honor given to the university’s most productive and promising faculty members.

“This recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields,” said David Norton, Ph.D., UF’s vice president for research.

The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant.

The MBI members named UFRF Professors for 2023-26 are:

Lori Knackstedt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Jada Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Deputy Director, Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

Carol Mathews, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Director, UF Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders
Interim Director, UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Matthew Merritt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Rachael Seidler, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Eric Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Read the UF news release.