Welcome to the Florida Research and Innovation Center. We are a team of deeply committed scientists who investigate the mechanisms and manifestations of infectious and inflammatory diseases. Another key area of our research is to design novel cancer therapeutics that are urgently needed. Through this pursuit of cutting-edge translational and basic research, together with clinical studies, our discoveries help develop next-generation treatments for a broad range of diseases. Our research drives constant innovation, ultimately improving the lives of patients and healthcare delivery in our community and around the globe.
Michaela Gack, PhD
Our research focuses on emerging infectious diseases as well the role of the immune system in infectious disease and cancer. We aim to better understand the complex interactions between the body's immune response to pathogens and cancer cells. Our work will translate to the development of new vaccines, anti-viral drugs and immunotherapies to advance treatments in the areas of cancer, neurosciences, infectious disease and heart disease.
COVID-19, influenza, diseases caused by mosquito- or tick-borne viruses
Leukemia, prostate cancer, glioblastoma and virus-induced cancers