Executive Committee

MBI Director

Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D.

Director of the MBI; professor and chair of UF’s Department of Neuroscience; co-director of the Cognitive Aging And Memory Center (CAM); co-director of MBI’s Education and Outreach Committee

portrait of Jen Bizon

Catherine Flores, Ph.D.

Assistant professor in UF College of Medicine’s Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery; a principal investigator in UF’s Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program

Catherine Flores works in the lab at the McKnight Brain

Carol Mathews, M.D.

Director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders; Brooke professor and chair of psychiatry; co-director of the UF Tourette Center of Excellence; Interim director of the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Dr. Carol Mathews

Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.

Professor of psychiatry and psychology; director of the Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE); director of the Biobehavioral Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute


Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics; a principal investigator of the ribonucleic acid engineering laboratory at the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy

doctor Sayour

Malú G. Tansey, Ph.D.

Fixel Family Professor Of Neurology; co-director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center

Malu Tansey